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PLP 2017 Profile: Grant Kidwell

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Name:

Grant Kidwell

Birthplace and/or where you grew up:

I grew up in Vienna, Virginia.

Current Digs:

I've been living in Arlington for the last 3 years.

Occupation:

Senior Policy Analyst at Americans for Prosperity

Favorite part about the job:

Traveling around to state capitols across the country.

Your first job ever:

Paperboy for a local weekly newspaper.

Favorite Book:

Game of Thrones.

Comfort Food:

A huge plate of nachos.

What’s playing in your car right now?

Freakonomics or some other podcast.

Next journey?

Hopefully out west to hike through one of the national parks.

Favorite Virginia destination?

Shenandoah Valley

First political memory?

Stuffing envelopes for a a delegate campaign

Best advice you ever got?

Buy land. God aint making any more of it.

If you could have dinner with anyone currently living, whom would it be and why?

Senator Ben Sasse and ask him for a job in his future Presidential administration.

One thing most people would be surprised to learn about you?

I once spent two weeks camping in the desert in Botswana.

Ambition, political or otherwise?

Be the head of an agency. Energy, Interior, or FERC.

Favorite part about the PLP so far?

The opening weekend in Williamsburg. We had the fife and drum core escort us to dinner.