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Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann currently serves as the Dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, where she has spearheaded the launch of a new Ph.D. in Government program in Fall 2023. Starting in Minnesota, Bachmann received a B.A. in Political Science and English from Winona State University and was a member of the charter class of Regent University’s Law School, additionally completing a Master of Law in taxation at the College of William & Mary. She worked for five years as a federal tax litigation attorney for the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Chief Counsel in St. Paul, Minnesota.

In 2000, Bachmann defeated a longtime moderate incumbent for a state senate seat in Minnesota, and she became the first Republican woman from Minnesota elected to the House of Representatives in 2006, with reelections for the next three terms. A founding member of the House Tea Party caucus, Bachmann quickly garnered national prominence as an outspoken advocate for conservative causes, particularly against the national debt and deficit spending.

Throughout her life and career, Michele Bachmann has been a strong friend of and advocate for Israel. She helped establish the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast, and remains deeply involved with this ministry, as well as other efforts to encourage Christian support for the Jewish state.

Bachmann and her husband of 45 years, Dr. Marcus Bachmann, have five children. They also parented 23 foster children in their home during the 1990s. Bachmann extensively researched American public K-12 education and spoke nationally on the topic. Her political career stemmed from her interest in educational reform.

Michele Bachmann


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