Grover Glenn Norquist is an American conservative activist. He currently serves as president of anti-tax lobbying group Americans for Tax Reform. Norquist is one of the so-called “Gang of Five” identified in Nina Easton’s 2000 book by that name, which gives a history of leaders of the modern conservative movement. In 1994, Norquist worked with Newt Gingrich and the Heritage Foundation to draft the Contract with America.
In 1999, he was instrumental in securing early support for then Texas Governor George W. Bush, continuing a decades-long association with Karl Rove. After Bush’s election to the White House in 2000, Norquist was the prime architect behind the many Bush tax-cuts. Norquist writes a monthly politics column for the “American Spectator” magazine and frequently speaks at regional and state think tanks of the conservative movement.