American Family Association Action (AFA Action), is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to advancing biblical, family values in society and government by educating and influencing public policy. AFA Action is also the Governmental Affairs Affiliate of American Family Association (AFA).


Walker Wildmon
Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board

Walker Wildmon serves as a Vice President of American Family Association (AFA) and as a spokesperson for AFA and has been quoted by CNN, Fox News and other major news outlets. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of AFA Action. Walker graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Political Science. He calls Tupelo, Mississippi home and is beginning to raise a family there. Walker and his wife Lexie are happily married with four children.

Tim Wildmon
President Emeritus and Member of the Board

Tim Wildmon is President Emetitus of AFA Action. Tim is also President of American Family Association and American Family Radio. AFA is a national organization that advocates for the biblical teaching on morality and values. Tim host a daily program on AFR’s 180+ stations. He has been married to his wife Alison since 1984, lives in Tupelo, Mississippi, and has three children and seven grandchildren. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in journalism.

Debbie Wuthnow
Vice President and Member of the Board

Debbie joined AFA Action in 2021 as division President of iVoterGuide--AFA Action's online voter resource. Since joining iVoterGuide in 2011, Debbie was instrumental in making it a national resource for voters. Under her leadership, in 2022 iVoterGuide covered federal elections in all 50 states, statewide races in 38 states and legislative races in 31 states, researched over 13,000 candidates, and educated nearly 7 million voters across the country. Debbie and her husband, Mark, have three grown children and live in Austin, Texas. She holds a master’s degree in computer science from Princeton University.

Buddy Smith
Secretary/Treasurer and Chairman of the Board

Rev. Buddy Smith is Secretary-Treasurer of AFA Action. Buddy is also Senior Vice-President of American Family Association (AFA) and American Family Radio (AFR). Since 1993 Buddy has worked at AFA in the battle to restore America’s biblical foundations and to protect families from the immorality that threatens to rob our children of their future. He has an undergraduate degree in music education from Mississippi State University and a graduate degree in theology from Oral Roberts University. He has been married to his bride Carol since 1972. They have two grown children, Stacey and Casey, and five grandchildren.

Steve Crampton
Member of the Board

Steve Crampton is a highly skilled litigator specializing in constitutional law. He has litigated civil liberties cases at the highest levels, from state supreme courts to federal appellate courts to the United States Supreme Court. In addition, Mr. Crampton has represented and advised both state and federal legislators, including United States Congressmen, on drafting and defending legislation. Mr. Crampton has also made frequent appearances in the media, including the O’Reilly Factor, Sean Hannity’s show, Fox & Friends, ABC, NBC, CNN and countless other television and radio programs. He resides in Tupelo, MS.

J.B. Horton
Member of the Board

Personally responsible for having raised over $100 million for the Heritage Foundation during his tenure there, J. B. now serves as Chief Development Officer for the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Becoming a part of the AFA Action board in 2021, J. B. uses his fund-raising expertise to promote conservative causes across the country.


Wesley Wildmon
Member of the Board

Wesley Wildmon serves as a Vice President of American Family Association. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in business administration.
Wesley frequently writes for and host the radio show "Share Truth Apply Scripture" each weekend on American Family Radio. He is married to Chelsea and they have three children.

Ed Holliday
Member of the Board

Ed Holliday was born in 1960 and raised in Ripley, Mississippi. He graduated Northeast MS Community College, University of Mississippi, and the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. He moved to Tupelo in 1992 to practice dentistry and now works one day a week at the dental clinic. His association with the Wildmon family began before he was born. His mother and her sister when children were invited to spend some weekends with Don Wildmon’s parents because they had recently lost both their mother and father and were being raised by their older brothers. When Don Wildmon began his ministry to bring salt and light into the culture in the 1970s, Ed’s parents were friends and supporters.

Ed began his deeper interest into American politics after listening to James Dobson’s broadcasts that came on American Family Radio. He made a visit to the Focus on the Family campus in 2004 and began to work with Rev. William Owens, founder of the Coalition of African American Pastors. Later in 2009 as the TEA Party movement started, Ed became an active speaker in the movement and made several connections around the country. In 2015 he ran for Congress in a special election with 12 other candidates. He lost the election but learned a tremendous amount about politics. In 2016 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention. Ed stays involved in different ways in the field of politics on the local, state, and national levels.  He is a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo. He is married to Leslie and they have four adult children. Ed has been active as a leader in Mission Mississippi for over 20 years. Mission Mississippi is a Christian organization that seeks to tear down racial and denominational barriers and strive for unity in the Body of Christ.

Jameson Taylor
Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs

Dr. Jameson Taylor’s mission is to equip Christian lawmakers to champion policies aimed at renewing and strengthening families and churches. He has a 20-year track record of advancing pro-life, pro-family and pro-liberty policies in multiple states. Here in Mississippi, he helped draft the pro-life law that led to the U.S. Supreme Court Dobbs case and led the coalition to get it passed. He is also the architect of Mississippi’s Children’s Promise Act and Pregnancy Resource Act: two innovative tax credit programs providing millions of dollars in funding for mothers, disabled children, children in foster care, and low-income families. Dr. Taylor is responsible for passing best-in-the-nation welfare-to-work reform in Mississippi, as well as best-in-the-nation religious liberty protections. He is a three-time Earhart Fellow, a Publius Fellow with the Claremont Institute, an E.A. Morris Fellow, and a founding member of the Mississippi Governor’s Faith-Advisory Council. He holds an A.B. in government from Bowdoin College and a Ph.D. in politics from the University of Dallas.

Phillip Jauregui
Senior Counsel and Director of the Center for Judicial Renewal

Phillip is Senior Counsel and Director for the Center for Judicial Renewal, a division of AFA Action. He is an expert in constitutional law, judicial policy, and non-profit coalition building. He worked in the judicial branch as law clerk and also served the executive branch as Assistant Legal Advisor. Phillip was an organizer for the Judeo-Christian Council for Constitutional Restoration, Inc. which was dedicated for the next generation to stopping judicial supremacy. He served as Executive Director of the Judeo-Christian Council and as Coalition Builder for Phillip has also served as President of Judicial Action Group since 2006. He has served as a guest host for talk radio shows, has appeared on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, ABC, and other news programs. His legal work has been featured in various publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and others. Jauregui is a member of the Alliance Defense Fund (Honor Corps and Allied Attorney) and Prison Fellowship – Alabama Council and previously served on the Board of Directors with Sav-A-Lif. He is an alumnus of Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. Phillip is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and all of Alabama's State and local courts.

AFA Action is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to advancing biblical, family values in society and government by educating and influencing public policy. AFA Action is also the Governmental Affairs Affiliate of American Family Association.