Catherine Engelbrecht was born in Richmond, Texas. She is president of a high-precision oilfield machine shop started in 1994 by her and her husband, Bryan.
Prior to 2008, Catherine had little involvement in the political arena. With roles as a wife, a mother, a founder and board member of her church, an officer of her children’s school’s PTO, a city volunteer, and a business owner, she had plenty to focus on.
During the Presidential campaign of 2008, however, she realized that government and politicians made decisions that stood in stark contrast to the American ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In 2009, she started King Street Patriots to support and defend American Exceptionalism, Constitutional governance, and civic duty.
From King Street Patriots came the True the Vote initiative, a citizen-led effort to restore integrity to our electoral system. True the Vote educates voters, researches the veracity of voter registries, trains and mobilizes volunteers to work in polling places, and advocates for comprehensive election code reform legislation.
She has faced harassment from the Internal Revenue Service (she won that round) and other governmental agencies. It has only served to make her and her volunteers in over 30 states more determined to restore election integrity.