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Kate Obenshain        

Defender of conservative principles; Co-founder of James 1:27 Foundation

A regular guest on Fox News, Kate Obenshain is an articulate, fearless defender of conservative principles. She inspires audiences with her passionate, experienced insights, never hesitating to speak her mind, even when it contradicts the political establishment.

As the first woman to serve as chair of the Virginia GOP, Obenshain garnered national attention when she led the charge against tax increases and the expanding role of government at the state and national levels. During her tenure, she earned the designation from the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of the rising stars in the GOP.

Obenshain never misses an opportunity to espouse her conservative principles. At the 2004 National Convention, Obenshain was featured on numerous news programs including Fox News, C-SPAN and NPR. As an elected member of the Platform committee, Obenshain championed conservative values on issues relating to life, marriage, national security, and economic policy.

Along with Ann Coulter, Laura Schlessinger, Phyllis Schlafly and Jeane Kirkpatrick, Obenshain's work is featured in the book, "Great American Conservative Women." Of this book, Rush Limbaugh, said, "It's past due that someone put together a collection of ideas and philosophies from conservative women in print."

Encouraging young people -- particularly women -- to become philosophically knowledgeable and active in public policy issues is a driving passion for Obenshain. She recently founded and is chairman of a public policy leadership training program for women in Virginia.

In 2006, Obenshain received the Eagle Forum's National Homemaker of the Year Award from Phyllis Schlafly.

Obenshain has been debating and speaking on college campuses for years, enlightening and entertaining students on topics including, "The Failures of Feminism" and "Porn and Pills: The New Feminist Movement of Campus," and "Here Comes Hillary." Obenshain speaks across the nation on a wide variety of issues including current events, K through 12 and higher education policy issues, political correctness on campus, and the changing role of women in public policy.

Obenshain served as Senator George Allen's chief of staff in 2006 and as his chief education and health policy advisor when he was Virginia's Governor. At Young America's Foundation, Kate has served as both director of program development and director of lectures, developing the largest conservative lecture program in the nation.

A Virginia native, Obenshain is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she was editor of the Virginia Advocate. Obenshain is now a resident of Winchester, Virginia where she lives with her four children. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. Obenshain is also the co-founder of James 1:27 Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to widows and orphans in times of crisis.

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