Washington Watch with Tony Perkins is a broadcast ministry outreach of Family Research Council, reaching into 48 states on over 760 radio stations. Through this podcast, you will hear from Christian leaders, newsmakers, elected officials, and others who are discussing critical issues of the day and seeking how we can best respond from a biblical worldview.
About Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins has served as President of Family Research Council since 2003. Described as a legislative pioneer by the national media, Tony established himself as an innovative pro-life and pro-family policy and political leader since first being elected to the Louisiana legislature in 1996. In seeking to address the growing social problems brought about by the instability of marriage and no-fault divorce, Tony authored and passed the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law in 1997.
During his tenure as FRC's president, Tony has substantially deepened the organization's influence on Capitol Hill and throughout the nation. He has expanded the organization's reach by building a major network of pastors and churches, encouraging them to impact the culture by thinking nationally, but acting locally.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appointed Tony to the bipartisan U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in 2018 and 2020, where he has served as both the Chair and Vice-Chair.
Tony is an ordained minister and frequently fills pulpits across the country. He is a board member of Caring to Love Ministries, one of Louisiana's largest pregnancy resource centers, and is the past president of the Council for National Policy.
As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, former police officer, reporter, and state legislator, Tony brings a unique perspective to the public policy process.
He and his wife Lawana have been married since 1986 and have five children.