Joe Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe the Plumber,” is giving up his wrench for a spreadsheet. He announced he is stepping into a new position as vice president of public relations at Liberty Alliance, LLC., a media company based in Dallas, Ga.
Wurzelbacher emerged on the public scene in 2008, when a chance encounter on his front lawn with then presidential candidate Barack Obama, offered him the opportunity to question his tax-and-spend socialist philosophy. This meeting broadcast around the world changed Wurzelbacher’s life, gaining him national attention and followers as “Joe the Plumber,” a straight-talking, blue-collar, middle class, hard-working American.
Of his new venture, Wurzelbacher said:
I’m very excited to be part of Liberty Alliance, which is a forward-thinking company when it comes to social media, helping people develop ideas and working with them to be successful through building websites, content management, brand building and advertising.
Dedicated to advancing Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, Liberty Alliance is one of nation’s fastest-growing private media companies with nearly 1 billion page views in the last year (over 100 million page views per month on more than 80 websites). Wurzelbacher’s website Joe For America has been a member since January 2013.
Liberty Alliance Founder and President Brandon Vallorani stated:
Joe Wurzelbacher’s conservative convictions run deep. Since personally confronting Obama in 2008, Joe has taken his place on the national stage advocating small government and freedom for all Americans. It’s an honor to have him represent our company.
Touring and speaking at hundreds of events across the country, Wurzelbacher has stood beside Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and Mike Huckabee, addressing issues facing our nation as the voice for the everyman American.
Wurzelbacher grew up in Toledo, Ohio, enlisting in the United States Air Force after high school looking for adventure, a career, and way to serve his country. During his service he learned practical skills including plumbing, which was his vocation in 2008. Since hitting the public spotlight, he has run for political office and worked in communications.