Kate Obenshain, author of Divider in Chief: The Fraud of Hope and Change, is a popular speaker and commentator on national television and radio shows. Kate has spent her career championing expanded liberty in America, and impressing upon young people an understanding of the blessings of freedom.
Formerly a vice president of Young America’s Foundation, she has been speaking on college campuses for 30 years, has appeared on Fox News, CNBC, and MSNBC, has written for numerous publications and been on hundreds of radio shows.
Kate served as chairman of the Virginia GOP from 2003 to 2006, when she led the fight against tax increases and the expanding role of government; as advisor to former Governor George Allen, and as his Senate chief of staff; and as vice chairman of the Virginia State Council for Higher Education. In 2004, she founded the Jennifer Byler Institute, a leadership training program for women in Virginia.
She is currently a board member of Young America’s Foundation–the organization that owns President Reagan’s Ranch–and the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women, and serves on the advisory boards of the McShin Foundation and the Virginia Conservative Women Coalition. She has served on the NRA’s National School Shield Advisory Board and the Steamship Institute’s Advisory Board.
Kate is a regular speaker for gatherings—civic, corporate, educational, and religious—all across the country, and is known for her inspirational style. Her most treasured role, however, is that of mother to six grown children. Currently, she resides in Cape Charles, Virginia with her husband.