Bob Costello (Activist)
Bob Costello is National Field Director of Americans for Limited Government. Bob previously served as the president and CFO of the Sam Adams Alliance 2006 to 2008. The Sam Adams Alliance sponsors the Ballotpedia. In 1994 Bob founded Americans for Limited Terms (ALT) and was ALT first President. In 2002 ALT changed it's name to Americans for Limited Government. From 2002 to 2004 Bob was President of Social Security Choice.org.
Prior to working fulltime in political activism in 2006, he worked primarily in the investment business, with leadership positions at ABN AMRO Securities, FTN Financial Capital Markets, and Robert W. Baird and Company in Chicago.
Costello has also worked at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. and with the Libertarian Party in San Francisco. From 2002-2004, Bob served as the President of Social Security Choice, a group dedicated to Social Security reform. He was a Republican Presidential delegate candidate in 1988, 1996, and 2000—the last two times for Steve Forbes. In 1994 Bob founded Americans for Limited Terms. In 1996 he was the Steve Forbes Illinois Volunteer Coordinator.
He has served on the boards of the Chairvalle Montessori School and the St. Athanasius Parish Council and School, U.S. Term Limits, Americans for Limited Government, and the Evanston Police Pension Board.
Bob serves currently on the Board of Directors for Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.
Education and background
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Costello graduated from George Washington University Washington D.C. in 1976, where he studied economics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is pursuing a masters degree in accounting at Roosevelt University Chicago, focused on forensic accounting.
- BobCostello's Bio on Lookup
- Cozcommunio - Bob Costello's personal blog
- Washington Post Viewpoint on Social Security Reform with Jim DeMint & Bob Costello
- Statement before Council on Aging on Personal Retirement Accounts, 2004
- It's Time for Leadership on Social Security, Chicago Daily Observer, May 2008
- Bob Costello Facebook