Gary Bauer

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Announced the end of his presidential campaign on February 4, 2000 at a press conference in Washington, DC. 

Gary L. Bauer, Republican, of Virginia.
Current Established presidential exploratory committee on Feb.1, 1999; formally announced his candidacy on April 21, 1999.
On leave from his positions as president of the Family Research Council, a 501(c)(3)(h) education and public policy organization he headed since 1988, and president of American Renewal, a 501(c)(4) conservative lobbying organization founded in 1992, effective Jan. 15, 1999.
Career Chaired the Campaign for Working Families, a PAC he founded in November 1996, through January 1999 (on Jan. 18, 1999 Bauer announced that he would turn over chairmanship of CWF to Michael Reagan).
In 1991 chaired the Citizens Committee to Confirm Clarence Thomas.
Left government in late 1988 to head the Family Research Council, then under the aegis of Dr. James Dobson's Focus on the Family.  (FRC spun off as a separate organization in 1992).
Director of the Office of Policy Development in the Reagan White House, January 1987-late 1988.
Chaired President Reagan's Special Working Group on the Family, which presented its report "The Family: Preserving America's Future" in December 1986.
Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education from July 1985.
Joined the U.S. Department of Education in 1982 as Deputy Undersecretary for Planning, Budget & Evaluation.
Director of Washington office and chief lobbyist for the Direct Mail Marketing Association, 1973-80.
Director of Research at the Republican National Committee, 1972-73.
Activities Author of Our Hopes, Our Dreams: A Vision for America (1996), Our Journey Home: What Parents Are Doing to Preserve Family Values (1992); co-author with Dr. James Dobson of Children at Risk (1990).
Education Georgetown College (Georgetown, Kentucky), 1968; Georgetown Law School, J.D., 1973. 
Family Married Carol Hoke in 1972.  Three children Elyse, Sarah and Zachary
Religion Baptist.
Age 53 years old.  Born May 4, 1946 in Covington, Kentucky. 

Michelle Cottle. "The Making of a Crusader." The New Republic. March 15, 1999. >

Garry Wills. "Onward Christian Spoiler." George, July 1998.

Fred Barnes. "Bauer Power." The Weekly Standard. December 22, 1997, p. 18-23.

by Gary Bauer
Our Hopes, Our Dreams: A Vision for America--Focus on the Family Publishing, 1996.

Our Journey Home: What Parents Are Doing to Preserve Family Values (1992).

Co-authored w/ Dr. James Dobson, Children at Risk (1990).

"A Conservative View of American Foreign Policy" at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA--April 13, 1998.  >

    Bauer argued that "just as family policy has to be built on moral ideas, so does American foreign policy."  "America's prime purpose in the world should be not only our own national defense, but to advance and protect the cause of freedom," he stated.  In particular Bauer singled out China policy, declaring the leadership of both political parties "morally bankrupt."  Questions from the audience covered not only China and foreign policy but also Bauer's views toward gays and lesbians. 

Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.