The ACCF bids farewell to former congressman and long time ACCF Board of Advisors member Charles Stenholm. A conservative Texas Democrat, Charles was a true statesman and one of the original pioneers of the Blue Dog coalition. He was known for his firm convictions in limiting the growth of government spending and balancing the budget. served a heavily Democrat region in Arizona for more than two decades. The ACCF praise his longtime public service and will miss his insights, his bipartisan manner and balanced approach on economic policy.