Hans Zeiger is a political activist,
columnist and student leader.
A native of Puyallup, Washington, Hans served as chairman of
Washington Young Americans for Freedom from 2001 through 2003.
He worked as the nation's youngest Policy Research Assistant at
the Evergreen Freedom Foundation (EFF), a public policy
think-tank organization in Olympia, Washington dedicated to
accountability in government. As an Eagle Scout, Hans is
the founder and national spokesman for the Scout Honor
Coalition, a network of supporters of values held by the Boy
Scouts of America.
Hans writes a regular column for the Seattle Times,
America's Voices, and
yconservatives.com. He has been
a guest on numerous radio and television programs, including
"Focus on the Family" with Dr. James Dobson, Republican Radio,
National Public Radio, KCTS Connects, and the PBS Online News
Hour. Hans has been noted in newspapers and magazines,
including Culture and Family Report, Today's Global News,
World Net Daily, Education Week, Boys' Life and
Today. He has spoken to business conferences, colleges,
rallies, civic groups and churches.
Dubbed in a 2000 Eastside Journal article as a political
"veteran", Hans was a Pierce County coordinator for the Senate
campaign of Linda Smith in 1998, leading phone banks for three
legislative districts at the age of 13. In 1999, Hans
served as the northwestern director of the Youth for Dan Quayle
coalition, then as state chair of Students for Alan Keyes.
He was chair of Take Back Washington 2000 in the gubernatorial
campaign for Harold Hochstatter, then director of Students for
John Carlson for Governor. In 2002, Hans was political
director for Sarah Casada for Congress.
In his community, Hans is an advocate for veterans with the
Puyallup Veteran's Memorial Committee and a spokesperson for
Operation Support Our Troops. He is an activist for the
family with Puyallup Coalition for Life and a sponsor of the
Defense of Family Initiative in Tacoma, WA.
He teaches Sunday School to 9-12 year olds, led a school Bible
study, served as Class President at Puyallup High School, plays
the violin and piano, practices Lincoln-Douglas and Controversy
debate, and is the 2003 American Legion Orator for Washington
State. He will attend Hillsdale College in Michigan
starting in the Fall of 2003.