GOP analyst Bay Buchanan to Speak at Bridgewater College
Buchanan began her political career as the national treasurer of Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaigns in 1980 and 1984. In 1981, President Reagan appointed her treasurer of the United States. At the age of 32, she was the youngest person to hold that position since it was established in 1775. In 1983 Reagan appointed her chairwoman of his Commission on Women’s Business Owners.
She served as the campaign chairwoman for all three of her brother Pat Buchanan’s presidential campaigns. Buchanan served as a senior adviser to Mitt Romney in the 2008 presidential campaign, a position she currently holds in Romney’s 2012 presidential run.
In 1992, she worked as a political analyst for Good Morning America throughout the general election.
Currently Buchanan is a political analyst often seen on CBS’s Morning Show, as well as on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. She writes a regular column for Human Events Online; is the president of The American Cause, an educational foundation dedicated to advancing traditional conservative issues; and co-chair of Team America, a PAC dedicated to opposing amnesty for illegal aliens.
Buchanan has received numerous honors. In the summer of 1996, George magazine recognized her as one of the top 20 political women in the nation. The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute named her the 2007 Woman of the Year and, again in 2011, she was named by the Institute as one of the 10 most influential conservative women in America.
Sponsored by the W. Harold Row Endowed Lecture Series, the program is free and open to the public.
Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to approximately 1,700 undergraduate students.