Former Congressman to Speak at Ashbrook Luncheon on Oct. 6

Former Congressman to Speak at Ashbrook Luncheon on Oct. 6

9/21/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – David McIntosh, president of the Club for Growth, the leading advocate for economic liberty, will speak on “Toward a Constitutional Congress” at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on Oct. 6 at noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Tickets for this luncheon/lecture event are $20 per person or a table of eight for $160. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Jennifer Nixon at (419) 207-6094 or email or order online at

McIntosh, who is known as a leader for the principles of limited constitutional government and individual freedom, is a former congressman who represented Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District in the United States Congress from 1995-2000.

As a freshman, McIntosh chaired the Subcommittee on Regulatory Relief. He passed the Congressional Review Act and held extensive oversight and field hearings to build a record of public support for regulatory relief initiatives in energy, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare, transportation and technology sectors. Another issue that he championed was the elimination of the marriage penalty in the Federal Tax Code.

McIntosh served during the Reagan administration as special assistant to Attorney General Edwin Meese III and as special assistant to President Reagan for Domestic Affairs. During the first Bush administration, he served as executive director of the President’s Council on Competitiveness and assistant to the vice president. The Competitiveness Counsel coordinated the cost/benefit review of major regulations and promoted legal reform measures.

McIntosh is a co-founder of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy and serves on the Board of Directors. He remains active with several free market and conservative think tanks and grassroots organizations. He also had stints at the Hudson Institute and as a professor of economics at Ball State School of Business.

Prior to joining the Club for Growth, he was a partner at Mayer Brown, LLP in Washington, D.C.

McIntosh graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1983, and Yale University, B.A., cum laude, in 1980. He and his wife, Ruthie, are the parents of Ellie, 17, and Davey, 13.

The Ashbrook Center, located on the campus of Ashland University, seeks to restore and strengthen the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government. Through undergraduate, graduate and civic programs, the Ashbrook Center aspires to be the leading national educator in the enduring principles and practice of free government in the United States.