Gary Bauer

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Gary L. Bauer founded the Campaign for Working Families CWF) in 1996 to "represent the interests and values of America's traditional families in the political arena. CWF is a "non-partisan political action committee (PAC) dedicated to electing pro-family, pro-life and pro-free enterprise candidates to federal and state offices."[1][2]

In 2000, Bauer was a presidential candidate. He served as President of the Family Research Council. "Prior to joining FRC, Bauer served in President Ronald Reagan's Administration for eight years, during the last two years as President Reagan's Chief Domestic Policy Advisor."[3]

"In the final days of the 2000 campaign, CWF spent tens of thousands of dollars on a massive 12-state Get-Out-The-Vote drive on behalf of George Walker Bush and Republican candidates down the ballot."[1]

"Previously, Bauer was under Secretary of Education beginning in July 1985, when he was confirmed by unanimous vote in the U.S. Senate. While serving at the Education Department, Bauer was named Chairman of President Reagan's Special Working Group on the Family. His report, "The Family: Preserving America's Future," was presented to the President in December 1986."[3]

Bauer is currently also president of another organization named American Values.[4] In 1973, Bauer received his law degree from Georgetown University Law School in Washington D.C.


According to RightWeb[5] and,[6] the following are affiliations for Gary Bauer.


Government posts/panels/commissions

  • Reagan administration : Director, Office of Policy Development, 1987-1988; Deputy Assistant Director for Legal Policy, Office of Policy Development, 1982; Policy Analyst, Office of Policy Development, 1981-1982
  • President's Special Working Group on the Family : Chair, 1986
  • U.S. Department of Education : Under Secretary of Education, 1985-1987; Deputy Under Secretary for Planning and Budget, 1982-1985
  • Office of President-elect Ronald Reagan : Assistant Director for Policy/Community Services Administration, 1981

Corporate connections/business interests

  • Direct Mail Marketing Association : Director of Government Relations, 1976-1980; Deputy Director of Government Relations, 1973-1976

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  7. Who's Involved, Save Iraqi Christians, accessed August 10, 2008.
  8. Board, Emergency Committee for Israel, accessed July 17, 2010.

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