Bay Buchanan

Bay Buchanan

Angela "Bay" Buchanan began her political career as the national Treasurer of Ronald Reagan's presidential campaigns in 1980. This position catapulted her into a distinguished career beginning in 1981 when President Reagan appointed her to be Treasurer of the United States. At the age of 32, she was the youngest person to hold that position since it was established in 1775.

Buchanan has worked on six presidential campaigns, hosted her own television and radio shows, and has spent over twenty years as a political commentator. In addition she is an author, a businesswoman and a grandmother.

In 2012 Buchanan served as Senior Adviser to the Mitt Romney presidential campaign where she emerged as a top surrogate for the candidate on both national television and radio.

In the spring of 2012 her second book, "Bay and Her Boys, the Unexpected Lessons I Learned as a Single Mom" was published. This personal account of her experience raising her three boys alone received high acclaim. Her first book, "The Extreme Makeover of Hillary (Rodham) Clinton", was released in 2008.

In 2013 Bay launched a new career and today enjoys a thriving real estate business in the DC metropolitan area. In addition, she serves as president of The American Cause, an educational foundation dedicated to advancing conservative ideas, and is a regular speaker at student and professional forums.

Buchanan served as the campaign chairman for all three of her brother Pat Buchanan's presidential campaigns. From September of 1996 through August of 1999, she co-anchored Equal Time, a political talk show initially on CNBC, then MSNBC. In addition, she worked as a political analyst for Good Morning America throughout the general election in 1992. From 1996 to 1997 Buchanan hosted a two-hour radio talk show program covering current events.

In the summer of 1996, George magazine recognized her as one of the top 20 political women in the nation. The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute named Bay Buchanan the 2007 Woman of the Year, and again in 2011 she was named by the Institute as one of the 10 most influential conservative women in America.

A native of Washington, DC, Buchanan has a Master's degree in mathematics from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. In 1981 she received an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree from Samford University.