RIGHTWING NUTHOUSE is administered by Rick Moran, a 52 year old libertine from Algonquin, IL.
A freelance writer with more than 15 years experience in grass roots political action, Moran has worked for a number of business trade associations running programs that teach local businessmen how to become active in the political process. Among the trade associations he has worked for at both the national and local level are The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) , the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), and the Painting and Decorating Foundation (PDF).
He has been involved in more than 20 political campaigns as both a volunteer and paid staffer, having sat on a dozen or more steering committees as well as acted as speechwriter for a number of local candidates.
Born in Libertyville, IL Moran grew up in Mount Prospect, IL and attended Drake University where he graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. He has 9 brothers and sisters, all of whom are much more liberal than he is which makes for interesting family reunions.
His brother TerryÂ hosts the ABC news show Nightline while his brother Greg is a reporter for the San Diego Union.
His sister Maribeth is a minister, his sister Rosemary is stay at home mom with numerous volunteer responsibilities, and his sister Peggy is a partner in the Washington D.C. law firm of Howrey and Simon.
His brother Jay lives in nearby Barrington, IL, his brother Jim is a lifelong teacher, his brother John a successful business consultant, and his brother Larry a respected banker.
All of whom are much smarter than he is, although one look at the picture below and you’ll be able to see thatÂ Rick got all the looks (he isÂ second row, extreme right.).
Moran lives with the love of his lifeÂ Zsu ZsuÂ as well as three cats, Ebony, Snowball,Â and Aramas.