Associate Executive Secretary for Legislative Program
As FCNL’s legislative director, Ruth Flower coordinates the work of the “hill team”. Ruth lobbies on the federal budget, military spending, immigration, civil rights, religious freedom and other domestic issues. Ruth first joined the FCNL staff in 1981, where she served as a lobbyist on domestic issues until June of 1996. In 1996, she became the government relations director and later the director of public policy for the American Association of University Professors. She returned to FCNL in March, 2006.
Ruth is a member of Adelphi Friends Meeting of Baltimore Yearly Meeting; she has served as clerk of her local meeting, clerk of the yearly meeting’s nominating committee, and assistant clerk of the board of Friends House Retirement Community. She is married to Tom Horne and is a proud parent of three adult children, Daniel, Sam, and Anna. Ruth graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the University of California, Davis, School of Law; she is a member of the California and Federal bars.
Read the speech Ruth gave at North Pacific Yearly Meeting in August, 2008.