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Mr. Jack W. Daly

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Regular Member
6035 Woodlake Lane
Alexandria, VA 22315

Phone: 7032006057

Law School: UNC Chapel Hill (1998)

Practice Areas:


United States Department of Labor, Policy & Law Advisor (2001-05)

Media Research Center, Gift & Estate Planning Counsel (2000)

Republican National Committee Research Division, Senior Policy Analyst (1999)

The Law Offices of Jack W. Daly (1999-04)

N.C. Foundation for Individual Rights, Inc., President and Board Chairman (1995-00); founded in 1975 by Judge David Sentelle, NCFIR, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public interest legal foundation dedicated to the preservation of traditional, American, conservative values, and the protection of those who profess and practice them

U.S. Senator Fred Thompson, Advance Coordinator, Nashville, TN (1994)

U.S. Representative Sue Myrick, Mecklenburg County Chairman, Charlotte, NC (1992)


United States Army, Regular Army at Ft. Knox, KY (1991-92)

Civil Air Patrol (U.S. Air Force Auxiliary), Flight Officer & Administrative Officer, 111th Search & Rescue Squadron, a Division of the N.C. Dept. of Crime Control & Public Safety (1986-90)


Federalist Society, active member since 1995, belong to four practice groups (Civil Rights, Administrative Law, Labor/Employment Law, and Free Speech/Election Law); Admitted to the North Carolina Bar; Lawyers for Bush-Cheney; Ronald Reagan Legacy Project; National Society of Fundraising Executives; American Assoc. of Political Consultants


Exceptional Achievement Award granted by Secretary Elaine Chao recognizing Mr. Daly’s “extraordinary effort” and “excellent work” to reform the LM-2 (union financial disclosure form); Redistricting Expertise Award from Judge Robinson Everett on behalf of Americans for the Defense of Constitutional Rights; Gen. Billy Mitchell Award granted by then-U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Larry Welch [Bush 41]; Ronald Reagan Award granted by the N.C. chapter of Young Americans for Freedom; Grassroots Activist & Minuteman Awards granted by the NC Federation of Young Republicans


Lead Plaintiff in seminal “one man/one vote” case, Daly v. Hunt, 93 F.3d 1212 (4th Cir. 1996) (3-judge panel incl. Luttig), challenging gerrymander on ground that invidious racial discrim-ination was impermissible motivation behind ballooned population variance that diluted GOP voting strength by putting too few people in Democrat districts and too many in GOP districts; Filed successful lawsuit that kept Healthy Start Academy (a 99% Black charter school and a Heritage Foundation “No Excuses” school) from having its charter revoked by North Carolina’s educrats for being “too black” (thereby failing to comply with state’s racial quota statute); Persuaded the DOJ Civil Rights Division Voting Section Chief that North Carolina broke the law for 30 years when it failed to obtain the requisite Section 5 pre-clearance for a covered change (i.e., a 1968 amendment to the state constitution changing legislative reapportionment); Represented Jonathan Prevette (the 7 year-old who was suspended for kissing a first-grader on the cheek) and successfully lobbied the U.S. Department of Education to adopt age appropriate guidelines for suggested use in elementary schools’ sexual harassment policies; Successfully challenged statutory race and gender quotas for election to the UNC Board of Governors and a Durham County Board of Education policy that summarily excluded white male fourth graders from eligibility to participate in the school district Math & Science program


Bush-Cheney Campaign -- Volunteered in Pennsylvania as a GOTV weekend warrior and served as an attorney on the Florida Recount Team in Broward County in 2000; 1996 GOP Nominee for North Carolina State Auditor (Won the GOP nomination with 4 out of every 5 votes cast statewide and won all 100 counties; led the GOP’s statewide slate in the general election with 1.13 million votes, coming within 2% of unseating the incumbent.); Elected Party leadership posts include: At-Large Bush Delegate to the 1992 Republican National Convention, NCFYR National Committeeman, YR Nat’l Federation Executive Board, NCGOP State Executive Committee, Mecklenburg County GOP Executive Committee; 1994 Candidate, N.C. House District 69 (came within six votes of unseating the incumbent); Nominated for a seat on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors by Speaker Pro Tem Steve Wood (R-Guilford) and Senate GOP Whip Hugh Webster (R-Caswell)


Jack is married to the former Kay Ryon (dubbed “the next Phyllis Schlafly” by David Keene). Kay Daly is the 2003 recipient of the American Conservative Union’s prestigious Ronald Reagan Award and works as a columnist, radio talk show host, public relations consultant, and President of the Coalition for a Fair Judiciary coordinating 75 center-right organizations in support of the President’s judicial nominees. Kay has worked for Tex Lezar (as the Chief of Staff for then-gubernatorial candidate George W. Bush’s running mate), U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, the Texas Public Policy Foundation (at the time of then-Director George W. Bush’s service on the Board), Lucianne Goldberg (as guest host & Washington Correspondent), the Center for Individual Freedom (as Senior Fellow), North Carolina Republican Party (as Communications Director), Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Congressmen Fred Heineman (NC4) & Robin Hayes (NC8), U.S. Sen. Pete Wilson, and the Int’l Republican Institute. Jack and Kay are members of Central Church of God in Charlotte, NC and visit McLean Bible Church in Virginia. They are the proud parents of Patrick Bryan (4) and Jack Reagan (2).

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