Pamela Anne is first a Christian, secondly a Constitutional Republic patriot living in one of the declining blue states that's been primarily governed by Democrats for numerous decades. (Hence, the decline.) As a newly defined “far” right winger by the Leftist linguistics practitioners, she admits to promoting, through key stroke and pen: One nation under Almighty God of the Bible, Conservative values, Constitutional principles and the Judeo-Christian philosophy. Pamela’s background is in communication skills development, leadership training, and business management. Several of Pamela’s articles have been picked up by multiple political blogs and news sites. She can be found on Facebook.
Arizona PolitiChick Tina Drake has been teaching and mentoring Junior High and High School students, in churches where she has been active, since her time as a college student, over twenty-five years ago. Tina believes politics and religion can, and should, be discussed together. She says she is a “lifelong follower of Christ and believer in the true significance of God's power in each and everyone's life” and she believes in the absolute need for God and Christ to be honored and included in the decisions made for our country. Tina continues to mentor students in this age group, along with her husband, multiple times each week. She believes that encouraging people, especially students, to see the need for a relationship with God and Jesus Christ in their everyday life, is an absolute need in her life. Tina volunteers weekly in her children's school, allowing her to witness how today's students are learning and developing in their social, educational, political and spiritual beliefs. Witnessing how students experience life, during the timeframe of Junior High through College, is immensely important to Tina. She believes this age group needs to be mentored, so they will have the tools with which to navigate today's societal pressures to live life without God, rather than with Him. Tina has also been a teacher to women in churches, teaching small groups, as well as speaking to large groups on a variety of spiritual topics. In addition to Spiritual Formation, Tina has been actively following and discussing the many facets of politics. Tina is a graduate of the University of Arizona, having earned a degree in Communication and a minor in Political Science. After college, she worked in the field of Advertising and Marketing, specializing in Media Buying and Planning, as well as directing entire Marketing and Sales departments. She has been a writer for PolitiChicks.com since 2012 and says she “enjoys the opportunity to encourage Americans to live out their faith in Jesus Christ, while they stand firm on the principles set forth by our forefathers in their political beliefs”.
California PolitiChick Lainie Sloane started her grassroots political activism as a Teen Age Republican (TAR) when she was 14 years old, helping her local College Republicans. In addition to serving on various local and state campaign committees and managing GOP Campaign Headquarters for two presidential elections, Lainie was awarded an Indiana Honorary Indiana Secretary of State for her extraordinary leadership skills and dedication to maintaining our freedoms. After she married Los Angeles native and former entertainer, J.P. Sloane, Lainie worked in management at Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Animation and assisted in the development and start-up of a retro record label with Dick Clark Productions and Brown Sugar Productions. Recently, her political activities consisted of being on the leadership team for California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly's gubernatorial campaign and co-hosted a Blog Talk Radio Show, Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. She resides in Southern California with her husband, Dr. J.P. Sloane and their daughter, Shannon Sloane, where she is a music publishing business consultant and works as an insurance broker and assists her husband, Dr. Sloane, in the final editing stages of his book, The God of the Bible Is Not Allah, a condensed three-volume course exposing Islam, including select sûrahs from the Koran in a parallel Bible-Koran format. Lainie can be contacted at Facebook.com/LainieSloane and on Twitter @LainieSGP.
California PolitiChick Delia Sanchez says she first discovered her love for fitness and health at the age of 18 while working at a local gym, and to this day she voraciously studies all she can about the keys to healthy living for herself and her family. This year Delia attended Strongcamp and has set some “big challenges” for herself. She says she has enjoyed the journey to optimum fitness and is excited to share her experiences and expertise with the PolitiChicks audience. In addition to being the wife of Kevin and the mother of two children, Delia is also the Director of Banquets at a popular Southern California restaurant.
California PolitiChick Maureen Mullins was born in March 1963 and if ever asked the proverbial “Where were you when JFK was shot?” she may confidently reply, “In my playpen.” Her first true recollection of politics was when the usual after school re-runs of “Gilligan’s Island” and “Hogan’s Heroes” were being pre-empted by the Watergate hearings. This carried through to her discovery of CSPAN, when in doing research for an essay on Abscam for her high school government class, she heard Newt Gingrich giving Special Orders speeches on the subject from the well of the House of Representatives. Her first foray into political activity was to volunteer for the Reagan For President campaign in 1980, as she was only 17 that November and would not be able to cast a vote for him until 1984. She has subsequently done volunteer work on various House and presidential campaigns throughout the years. A dedicated Constitutionalist, one of Maureen’s greatest honors was to be a charter member of Hillary Clinton’s “Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy” and continues to this day to help the people of this country recognize and remember the value of true liberty.
Beth Baumann is a California native, who grew up with an interest in politics from a young age. Beth attended Northern Arizona University, where she was a member of the NAU Conservatives, an activist organization dedicating to spreading conservative ideals. She also founded the NAU chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, took part in the Flagstaff Smart Girl Politics chapter and helped a local conservative run for Flagstaff City Council. Beth has received national attention due to the First Amendment restrictions on her college campus. She defended her Freedom of Speech when she was ridiculed for handing out flags in remembrance of 9/11. Although she faced misconduct charges, up to and including expulsion, she stood by her Constitutional rights and beliefs. With the help of the Leadership Institute and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), she was eventually exonerated of all charges. Throughout college, Beth was involved with various media outlets on NAU’s campus. During her tenure, she was copy editor for the newspaper, marketing director and film festival director for the campus TV station, and news correspondent for political talk radio. Recently, Beth was the Communications Assistant at The American Conservative Union, where she helped with planning and executing different aspects of CPAC 2014, including social media, media strategy and crisis management. Beth graduated in May 2014 from Northern Arizona University with a B.S. in Political Science and a B.S. in Public Relations.
California PolitiChick "Anita Gunn" is a closeted conservative working the entertainment business. Anita started at a major talent agency, assisting a well-known music agent, and is now a VP at a major movie studio. Anita grew up in a very liberal Jewish home, and bought the Utopian dream of a one world government and social justice for all. Anita did her best to "save the planet," pontificating about how the evil Republicans and greedy corporations were destroying the earth. 9/11 shook Anita's foundation and everything that she believed. By the time Obama burst into the scene in 2007, Anita was morphing into a conservative. “Of course, coming out of the closet as a conservative in the entertainment industry is pretty much career suicide,” she says, so in 2011, the name "Anita Gunn" was born. Anita has done commentary about the culture war on such radio shows as the “Dr. Gina Show,” “Real Side with Joe Messina” and “Socialism is not an Option” on Blog Talk Radio. Anita started a secret conservative Facebook group which has 1000 active members, and is part of another secret group of artists who behind such videos as “Cruz Against the Machine.” There are still some remnants from Anita’s liberal days, “including the love of Astrology and wearing platforms and bellbottoms”--and yet signs of her conservative switch can be seen by her ever-present gun necklace. Anita says her goal is to “help rebrand and hip up the conservative movement to include more artists, musicians, actors, gays and minorities and young people.” Anita's belief is that if she saw the light, there are others who would also embrace the conservative movement, if only just shown the way. Follow Anita Gunn on Twitter @AnitaGunn1.
California PolitiChick Felicia Tweedy's love of politics and her country began at an early age. Earning a BA in Political Science from USC, her political career began at the age of 19 as an intern and field representative for Democrat CA Attorney General Bill Lockyer. A 9/11 Republican, Felicia switched from the Democrat to the Republican Party after graduating college. Felicia worked on Arnold Schwarzenegger's 2003 campaign for Governor and after his victory, went on to work on the Governor's staff in Sacramento. Following her work in Sacramento, Felicia switched gears, working in International Film Distribution for a major entertainment company, a field in which she still currently works. Felicia has balanced this work while still remaining active in politics. Felicia has served in leadership in various campaigns from Presidential to local races, Republican organizations, the CA Republicans Party and as an elected Central Committee member. Aside from politics, Felicia has also uses her passion and leadership towards other causes, the most important animal rescue and animal activism. Being a young conservative woman working in the entertainment industry and having the opportunity to work in both Political Parties has given Felicia a unique perspective. She shares this perspective in her thoughts and writings on a wide range of issues affecting our nation, from political party issues, foreign policy matters, to domestic matters.
California PolitiChick Nicola spent the first part of her childhood growing up overseas as a military brat with a father who served in the USAF. She lived in Tennessee where her dad retired and has since lived in the states of California, New Mexico, and Nevada. She currently resides in South Florida where she works for an airline full time, travels, and practices photography. Nicola is active in today's politics as it pertains to domestic and world events. She is a strong conservative woman who believes in the Constitution, the power of voting, and picking leaders who want to help keep America what it was intended to be; free. Through her writings she hopes to keep conservatives active in current politics by encouraging them to vote, keeping the conservative message strong and clear, and addressing topics that are hiding behind the distractions of media and entertainment.
Colorado PolitiChick Karin Piper is an award winning author and transparency expert specializing in education and union transparency. She provides policy tools necessary for parents, union memberis, teachers and decision makers to become informed consumers in the educational marketplace. She also serves as executive director of ParentledReform.org, an organization she helped found, and works with various other non-partisan likeminded organizations. Karin was a finalist for OGI’s 2012 Burke-Carr Public Interest Awards and nominated as candidate for Charter School Friend of the Year in 2009. Her knowledge of state and federal open records laws and tireless advocacy for open union negotiations has been featured by major media outlets across the nation. Her debut book, CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Ultimate Handbook for Parents, was awarded “2009 finalist in best books for parenting and education,” by USA Book News and appeared in bookstores around the world. Born and raised in Sweden, she lives in Douglas County, Colorado, the epicenter of education reform. Karin is a frequently sought as a parental voice and expert opinion in response to much of today's political edu-rhetoric and legislation proposals. She has been interviewed by many news outlets, including CBS, NBC, KNUS, EdNews, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, and many others.
Colorado PolitiChick Kathryn Porter is a freelance writer and educational consultant for homeschooling families. Specializing in “outside the box” students, she encourages public school parents and home educators to be their children’s best advocates—because no teacher or therapist will ever be more invested in a child than an involved and caring parent. Kathryn gives workshops on Common Core and other education topics in venues ranging from small group forums to homeschool conventions. Her favorite new pastime is State Board of Education watching, waiting for members to put on make-up, do nails, and take siestas as angry parents plead with them to listen to their concerns about Common Core. (And yes, certain board members do this in Colorado!). She enjoys working on political campaigns and all thing politics. Kathryn will be keeping an eye out for politicians playing the Common Core dance, side stepping their way around the issue, rebranding it, and making compromises instead of taking a stand. She will also bring you the latest on how schools across the nation continue to violate parental rights in the name of rigorous standards and high stakes testing.
Carolyn Elkins' PolitiChicks articles have been shared by Mark Levin, NewsBusters and New Media Journal. She writes about everything from military issues, the Middle East, Islam, politics to the Founding Fathers. Carolyn is a guest writer on The Right Scoop and PolitiBrew under the name American Duckie. Born in Canada, but now a proud U.S. citizen, Florida PolitiChick Carolyn is an unapologetic Christian and Constitutional Conservative. She studies the Founders and their writings, and uses what she learns to try and educate others. Carolyn is the founder of the Constitutional Freedom Party, a completely grass roots organization whose foundation is on God and the Founders’ intent for a Constitutional Republic. Carolyn is married with one child and has taught American Government and Constitution to her home school co-op group of 12- 14 year olds. You can visit her via the Constitutional Freedom Party blog or on twitter @ABiCduckie and @CFP4US
Florida PolitiChick Katie Abercrombie, native of North Carolina and a long-time resident in Florida, is a 20-year homeschooling veteran. Now that her four children are grown, she continues to indulge her love for teaching and learning by tutoring, substitute teaching, and teaching writing classes for homeschoolers. She earned her BS degree from Florida Southern College and her MA from Rollins College. BC, or Before Children, she served as the Director of Youth and Family Ministry at her church and has continued to be active in ministry and leadership in her current church. Homeschooling afforded her many opportunities to be politically active and she recently retired from a term on the Orange County Republican Executive Committee. Like “Katie’s Political Page” on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @aberaussie.
Florida PolitiChick Laura Rambeau Lee is a Citizen Journalist and an active member in the conservative movement in the Tampa Bay area. She has worked in the title insurance and mortgage industries for over 25 years. Finding herself unemployed after the economic collapse she returned to college and graduated with high honors in May of 2013, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies with a concentration on Communication from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. She writes on political issues locally, nationally, and globally, with particular concentration on education, energy, transportation, and shari’ah in the United States. She contributes to Breitbart.com, Examiner.com, Watchdog Wire, and Smart Girl Politics. She has been a guest on the Dr. Rich Show and John Loeffler’s Steel on Steel radio shows. Laura is married to a retired Army officer and is the mother of one daughter and grandmother of two. You can follow Laura on Twitter @_RightReason, like her page on Face Book at Right Reason, and subscribe to her blog at http://right-reason.com
Florida Politichick Elizabeth Vale is a blogger, speaker, and political activist who lives in South Florida with her husband and four wonderful children. Elizabeth homeschools her children and is active in her local church and community. Before making the all-important decision to stay home with her children, Elizabeth worked in administration at a global corporation. Besides writing and politics she loves coffee, road trips, reading, and fashion – in no particular order. You can find her online at www.godparentingpolitics.com, on Facebook at her page www.facebook.com/ElizabethAnnVale, and on Twitter @GodMomPolitics.
Florida PolitiChick Barbara J. Cook (Cookie) is a bodacious, creative conservative desiring to promote conservatism in sunny Florida, and beyond! Run with me into the future on hubpages.com and check some tantalizing recipes out on recipesbycooki.blogspot.com and just because you can, asmileisallittakes.com.
Lorelei Branam Bennett is a “Florida chick” born and raised in Coral Gables. She has been an active grass roots member of the Grand Old Party since her teens and has met many political candidates through the years including Senator Bob Dole, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Governor Jeb Bush, and Governor Mitt Romney.
Georgia PolitiChick Latisha Grady is an aspiring entrepreneur and philanthropist. Latisha loves good ideas and taking action to prove them. She has vast interests ranging from politics to fitness to hair care and theology. With a professional background in commercial real estate sales and accounting, Latisha is currently developing a business plan for an idea targeted to serve the textured hair care market. In her spare time, Latisha enjoys writing, socializing, watching movies, encouraging others. She is also active in mercy ministry and is an enthusiastic supporter of solution-oriented non-profits that encourage a self-determination approach to poverty alleviation. You may follow Latisha's interests on her YouTube Channel Opportunity TV and on her blog--My Kinky Head. You can tweet her at @clarityspeaks. And coming soon, is Latisha's political podcast The Clear Perspective Show (CPS). Check out The Clear Perspective on Facebook & Instagram. Read more at http://politichicks.tv/author/latishagrady/#BomrBH0Lr1eVRqRG.99
State Director of PolitiChicks, Georgia, Brenda Collins Morris is a military wife, mom, conservative, proud unapologetic American! She has campaigned for conservative candidates, supports the Wounded Warrior Project, and served on a Critical Incident Response Team assisting people in the aftermath of tragedies such as 9/11.
Georgia PolitiChick Candace Hardin lives in Atlanta. She is the creator and publisher of the literary magazine, Bohemian Renaissance. Candace is 100% fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin. Visit Candace's website: http://kandisays.blogspot.com/
Georgia PolitiChick Abigail Adams is the proud daughter of a WWII foot soldier who served on the front lines in France and Germany. Because of her father, she was reared and steeped in patriotism. She is a true southern woman who lives in the foothills of beautiful North Georgia and works as a homemaker.
Illinois PolitiChick Leslie Anne Deinhammer, writer, chaplain and proud wife of a Marine Corps veteran, writes on topics of politics, human rights and faith. Follow her at @lesliedhammer on Twitter.
Mississippi PolitiChick Lydia Goodman uses her passion for writing to speak out against progressive policies that threaten to erode our personal rights, freedoms, and traditions. Lydia has written numerous articles on world human rights issues, in an effort to focus attention on the atrocities perpetuated against people of faith. Lydia has conducted exclusive interviews with Israeli author Lela Gilbert, activist and lead singer of KANSAS John Elefonte, Todd Daniels of International Christian Concern, and Bob Fu of China Aid, among other notable subjects. Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum wrote, “I applaud you for your efforts” regarding Lydia’s investigative reporting of changes made within The Daughters of the America Revolution organization. Lydia has been featured as a commentator on the Rick Amato Show, the Dr. Gina Show, the David Webb Show on Sirius XM, and The Real Side with Joe Messina.
State Director of Nevada PolitiChicks Ruthie Thompson grew up in the small town of Bonanza,Oregon. As a little girl, she learned how to hunt, fish, trap and grow her own food. Her parents also taught her how to become a Democrat. Ruthie was raised in a staunch Democrat family. Ruthie's parents would talk about how the Democrats were for the poor and of course Republicans were for the rich. At at age 11, Ruthie was obsessed with the Watergate scandal and remembers running to the front door every morning to grab the daily newspaper just to see what was going on. She felt at the time that we should all support the President. Then when Nixon resigned,all her faith in the Republican Party faltered and she fell back into her parent's Democratic clutch. In fact she voted for Jimmy Carter against Ronald Reagan in her first election. However all hope was not lost as it didn't take long for Reagan to win her over. Ruthie moved to Reno, NV at age 19, married, had two children, divorced and spent many years as a single mother. She continued to follow the political world closely and started engaging in grassroots activities, volunteering at the local GOP HQ. She has volunteered for many campaigns, working events, knocking on doors, making phone calls and attending political rallies and Tea Parties. Ruthie traveled to DC for the 9/12 rally and even to southern Nevada for the Showdown at Searchlight, home of Harry Reid. She attended the Leadership Institute in Arlington, VA where she studied every aspect of running a successful campaign--but her true passion is writing. Ruthie has been a writer for Politichicks for over a year and is thankful to be a part of this wonderful movement of conservative women warriors. You can follow Ruthie on Twitter @ruthie2theright, Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/ruthiethompson1/ and Google https://plus.google.com/u/0/117615692833169125740/posts, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ruthie.thompson1
New Jersey PolitiChick Alyssa Lafage is a conservative activist from New Jersey with a fiery passion for individual liberty and traditional American values. As the creator and editor of ConvictionsofFaith.com, Alyssa speaks unapologetically on everything from national and local political news and cultural issues to philosophy, history and faith. Realizing that the long record of failure in Washington has been at the hands of both political parties, Alyssa focuses on calling out the statists and promoting smart conservative solutions. As a native of the very blue state of New Jersey, Alyssa is no stranger to the politician’s insatiable love of everything big government and their snake oil salesmen tactics which have hypnotized her generation into accepting institutionalized ideological failures. She has made it her personal mission to expose them. Her efforts are rooted not only in opposition to the misguided ideology that her fellow youth have been predisposed to accept, but in support of the truths of history, human experience and common sense. Through her various writings as well as video blogs, and social media coverage of political and grassroots events, Alyssa makes the case for constitutionally limited government and freedom. In addition to writing for ConvictionsofFaith.com, Alyssa’s work is regularly featured on NewsNinja2012.com. Alyssa is one the #NinjaChicks contributing as part of #TeamNinja on the Wayne Dupree Radio Show weekday nights via webcast. Alyssa is an admin and contributor to various conservative and charity initiatives with active followings on social media platforms, mostly notably The Founders Intent, MercuryOne New Jersey and Patriot Quotes.
Ohio PolitiChick Katie Zehnder is a contributor to the Blaze, The Daily Runner and Red Millennial a Staff Editor for 2AO Nation, and a columnist for Turning Point USA. Katie is a junior at Regent University majoring in English with an emphasis in government and a minor in history. In addition, Katie works full-time night shift as a PCA in an assisted living facility, where she works three 12 hr. shifts a week. You can also follow Katie on Twitter at @Kathzeh.
Oklahoma PolitiChick Julia Gregory Seay worked in the legal system for 15 years. When her first daughter was born, Julia gave up a career in court reporting to become a Mary Kay consultant and director in order to be home to raise her children. While her children were in school, Julia served as President of School Community Council, which gathered all the local Public School administrators with parents and the community to discuss School Board meetings, policy and programs. She is very active in her County GOP, and works on campaigns to get the “right” folks elected. Julia and her husband consider her involvement in politics an overflow of her faith, and is a member of Trinity Baptist Church, where her Pastor Dan Fisher also serves as a State Representative. She is a former board member of Restore Oklahoma Public Education, and has been involved in the fight against Common Core for four years. Julia is also a board member of Gateway Women’s Resource, which assists women in need, especially those who choose life for their babies in the face of difficult circumstances.
Oregon PolitiChick Dr. Jacqueline Lang is a devoted mother, business and academic professional. She has worked for many years in many different roles including years in leadership roles in management, in the manufacturing, and service industries. She has worked for Fortune 50, Fortune 500, and Private organizations throughout the U.S. and as a U.S. Congressional Campaign Manager. She has also has served 8 years in the United States Army Reserves. Her education includes a PhD Business, MBA and BA in Communication, along with course work in environmental safety training and executive coaching. Currently, Jacqueline divides her time as a Business Faculty, Business Consultant, International Co-Author and Researcher. During her spare time Jacqueline enjoys spending time with her two children, gardening, the Coast and volunteering in several community organizations. Visit Jacqueline's website: http://jblangconsulting.com/
Oregon PolitiChick Macey France is co-founder of the Stop Common Core in Oregon and is working with parents across the state to educate and help them to learn how to advocate for their children's education. Macey has spoken at many Common Core informational meetings across the state of Oregon. Macey’s articles on Common Core have been picked up by various news outlets and she has been a guest on many radio shows across the nation. Macey’s article about The Bluest Eye was featured on a panel on Al Jazeera America and was nominated for a CPAC Blogger Award for Best Sunlight Post of 2013. Macey is a strong conservative with libertarian leanings, making her more of a "conservatarian." Preserving the constitutional and moral values of that this great nation was founded on for her children is her priority. She is a stay at home mom of two boys who are now in elementary school. As a mom who has always been interested in politics, religion and all of the taboo subjects, she has always had a lot to say about the state of the nation. When she realized the Common Core Standards were not only bad news for children but a government coup over education, she decided to fight back and is now considered one of the nation's leading experts on all-things-Common Core. When she's not having uncomfortable arguments with strangers on Facebook she can be found spending time with her husband of 15 years and two sons. Find Macey France on Facebook and Twitter: @MaceyFrancePC
Oregon PolitiChick State Director Margie Wilson-Mars is a happily married, mother of 8 children, a shockingly young grandma of 3 and mom to a chocolate lab with OCD. She is a 'conservative libertarian' who writes about politics for Gather News and occasionally, Examiner. Margie holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently working on a degree in Political Science. She blogs on two leading parenting websites as an expert in Attachment Parenting, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and child rearing. Margie's passions are autism (3 of her sons are autistic), gun rights and the Tea Party. She enjoys reading political non-fiction and biographies, social media, crafts and spending time with her best friend, only daughter, Stephanie. You can follow Margie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MargieWilsonMars8
South Carolina PolitiChick Sonya Sasser has conducted enormous research and has written numerous PolitiChick articles on topics such as: the IRS scandal, Fast and Furious, Obamacare, the erosion of personal freedoms, the unique power of county sheriffs, the Constitution versus U.N. treaties, Benghazi, terrorism, Mexican drug cartels, and various political candidates. Sonya has also conducted exclusive interviews with: well-known gun rights advocate Nikki Goeser, Catherine Engelbrecht of ‘True the Vote,’ OK Congressman Jim Bridenstine, N.C. Senate candidate Molotov Mitchell, U.S. Senate candidate Nancy Mace, Madison Rising’s lead singer Dave Bray, and many other distinguished subjects. Sonya has been a guest speaker at the South Carolina ‘Guns Across America’ rally and various Conservative radio shows. In addition to her efforts to save our Republic, Sonya is a Christian, a wife, a mother, a registered dietitian, and a fashion and fitness guru. She’s infamous for being ‘that chick who runs a lot’ and loves sharing her fitness tips with others! Sonya is also the creator and administrator of Breakthrough Nation, a Conservative blog that reaches thousands of Patriots across the nation. If you ask Sonya why she spends so much time on the political battlefield, her response will most certainly be, “I do it for my children.” She feels it is her duty to preserve and protect those precious freedoms that have been endowed to every American by their Creator.
South Carolina Politichick Shannon Grady came to the staff in late 2013 with experience writing political pieces on US foreign, domestic, and education policy for SGPAction.com. Shannon has also been a guest commentator on The PonyTail Patriot BlogTalkRadio show. Shannon brings a unique perspective to European politics as she is able to cover events happening across Europe from the heart of the EU, while living in Brussels, Belgium. Her articles include original coverage of the Memorial Day events at Flanders Field, Belgium and the 70th anniversary D-Day events in Normandy, France. Shannon has a BA in History from the University of South Carolina, a Masters from Webster University, and recently finished her doctorate program at Liberty University where she focused on Educational Leadership and Administration. She currently teaches online AP courses in Macro and Micro Economics and AP US history. She is the wife of active duty Army officer LTC Matthew Grady who is currently assigned to NATO in Belgium and the mother of one rambunctious little boy.
South Carolina PolitiChick Michele Holt served as producer and co-host of a popular Fox News affiliate station WNRR1380. Michele interviewed such guests as Ambassador John Bolton, Newt Gingrich, Economist Peter Schift, Fox News contributor Eric Rush and many more. Currently Michele works as a social media political strategist for various state and local political campaigns as well as a small business owner; who, along with her husband Dr. Joe Holt, operates Pine Heights Adult Day Center in North Augusta, South Carolina. Michele's articles have been seen on the Daily Caller and several other conservative media sites. You can follow Michele on Facebook and also on Twitter @mychel and see more of her writing/articles on her website chelholt.com.
Politichick State Director of Texas, Patti Terrell has conservative roots which grow deep in the heart of East Texas. She has a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from 1977 proving (in her opinion) that she was “a nerd when being a nerd wasn’t cool”. Her career path continued in that direction and she recently retired from her position as the civilian director of a large Army Information Technology organization. She and her husband had the honor of working for former Governor Mike Huckabee in one of his reelection campaigns by photographing fund raisers. . She most enjoyed meeting the late, great actor and political activist Charlton Heston when he was campaigning for the Governor. For her most recent birthday her husband gave her “dinner with Allen West”. The ensuing article she wrote was picked up by Col. West’s web site as well as several other conservative sites and viewed by thousands. She is active in her local area by working elections and attending local “meet and greet” political events. She is a huge advocate of the 2nd amendment, is rarely unarmed, and has strong opinions re gun control laws. Patti lives in Texarkana, TX with her husband of over 30 years (Larry), and 2 dogs who think they are people too. Patti loves to travel, see new places, meet new people and learn new things but “Texas will always be home.”
BurkaChick grew up in the lovely town of Detroit, Michigan. She remembers a time when the city was booming because of the greedy capitalistic car companies. But now is thrilled the city has finally come into it’s democratic own. BurkaChick says, “Who needs a home or a job in this liberal paradise? All you need is one good bullet proof vest to live in this union-filled utopia! BurkaChick’s idol in her early teens was the President of the United States, Jimmy Carter. She admired his fortitude in all things liberal, but was highly disappointed when Reagan came in and rescued the hostages in Iran after only 444 days in captivity. “What a show-off” she was quoted as saying. She wanted to campaign for Jimmy’s reelection, but there was no gasoline to get to his headquarters. Which was a real bummer since she was living in her car since the mortgage interest rate was at 22%. BurkaChick then went on to…well, she doesn’t really doesn’t remember much since she was wasted through most of the eighties and nineties. Today she is an avid fan of Obama’s. She can’t wait till George Clooney remakes a film about the life of Michelle Obama in the Whitehouse called, “The King and I”. She is a hugh fan of “The View”, Susan Sarandon, MSNBC, all things uber liberal and of course Occupy Wallstreet. BurkaChick loves what Occupy stands for and has volunteered to help decorate their rape tents and paint all porta-potties to resemble police vehicles.
Virginia Politichick Julie Klose is a freelance writer and blogger. She is a degreed elementary education teacher who stepped away from teaching to embark on her love of writing and politics. Julie covers all topics related to US and foreign politics but is particularly passionate about social issues. She is pro-life and has interviewed many different people and organizations within the pro-life movement. Julie is also a contributing writer for Barbwire.com. When she is not dabbling in political writing, she enjoys blogging on her personal blog site at www.thevelvetbrick.org where she mixes it up about faith, family, and politics. You can also find Julie on Twitter @thevelvetbrick1 or on her Facebook page The Velvet Brick.
Virginia PolitiChick Jin Ah Jin has been the lead in campaigns for many politicians, including Ken Cuccinelli for both State Senate and Attorney General and she was appointed the Honorary Chairman for the Fairfax County Asian American Coalition for the McCain/ Palin campaign. Jin also assists in local minority grassroots politics in her state of Virginia. Her feeling is, “If we can elect and support good officials whose root is the care of their constituents, then we can change things.” In her past, Jin worked as a volunteer fundraiser for Mercy Corps raising awareness and money for the health and poverty of women and children in North Korea. She was also a volunteer fundraiser for the Korean American Association of Greater Washington, D.C. area and led the Education Committee to teach English for newly arrived legal immigrants to the area. In conjunction, she worked with the office of former Congressman Thomas Davis, who took the lead on reforms in the welfare bill for legal immigrants. Jin was a former Vice President of Resources, board member and Fundraising Gala chair for the Korean American Coalition of Washington, D.C. in 2001. She was on the Scholarship Committee and the co-chair of the golf tournament fundraiser for the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce 2003-2006. More importantly, Jin is the mother of 6 children. She says her passion for service is led through her children’s eyes: “I want change for my children. I want them to have a future where their dreams can become reality and where they can succeed without prejudice.”
Virginia PolitiChick Jenny Kefauver is a longtime public relations professional who owns JK Public Relations. She works with a variety of clients including New York Times best-selling author Scott McEwen, author and investigative reporter Richard Miniter, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman/Killology Research Group, Southeastern Legal Foundation, Center for America, the American Media Institute, and others. She has been writing for Politichicks.tv since November, 2013 and has covered a wide variety of topics including parenting, politics, and a variety of others. She tweets @prmommydc.