ON-Lion Letter
In November 2006, former U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey was elected to the Board of Directors of The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.  Toomey, 44, is president, chief executive officer, and a director of The Club for Growth, one of America’s leading limited-government, free-enterprise political-advocacy groups.

“I speak for the entire Foundation when I say we are pleased and privileged to welcome Pat Toomey to the Bradley Foundation Board of Directors,” said Michael W. Grebe, the Foundation’s president and chief executive officer.  “His values and his advocacy for freedom make him a natural fit for the Foundation’s Board.”

Toomey served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, from Pennsylvania’s 15th congressional district for three terms, from January 1999 through January 2005.  He distinguished himself as one of Congress’s leading advocates for limited government and personal freedom.

Toomey led Republican efforts to accelerate President George W. Bush’s tax cuts of 2001, reduce government spending, and block the creation of a new prescription-drug entitlement program in 2003.  He served on the Budget Committee, the Finanical Services Committee, and the Small Business Committee.

In 2005, Toomey co-founded Team Capital Bank, now operating in eastern Pennsyvlania and New Jersey.  He currently co-chairs the bank’s board of directors.  Toomey also co-founded, owned, and operated four successful, original-concept restaurants in Allentown and Lancaster, Penn.

As an investment banker from 1984 to 1991, he developed and managed a $21 billion derivatives-trading operation for Morgan Grenfell Finance, Inc., in New York, supervising sales and trading operations in New York, London, and Tokyo.

Toomey attended La Salle Academy in Providence, R.I., and graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in government.

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