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Mindy Fletcher

Mindy Fletcher
Mindy Fletcher is a veteran of Republican political campaigns at the national and state level having been a spokesman for Governor George W. Bush, the Bush 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns, Attorney General John Ashcroft, the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee as well as Deputy Chief of Staff and Deputy Campaign Manager for Governor Schwarzenegger. Mindy has been a leading force in helping women become more active in the political process.  She is the President of the Marian Bergeson Series for Excellence in Public Service, a leadership training program for women in public service, and is the Immediate-Past President of the San Diego chapter of the California Women’s Leadership Association.  She is also a member of the Golden Triangle and Fairbanks Republican Women Federated. Mindy has built a career in politics and public service in Texas, Washington, D.C. and California.  After graduating from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Mindy spent six years in Washington, D.C. where she served as Communications Director for Congressman Sam Johnson and as the Deputy Communications Director at the National Republican Congressional Committee during the time Republicans regained their majority in Congress. Mindy joined the team of then Governor George W. Bush as the spokesperson for this 1998 gubernatorial re-election campaign in her home state of Texas. In 1999, she became Press Secretary for the Bush-Cheney 2000 effort, where she worked closely with national and regional media, managed the day-to-day operations of the communications division and appeared regularly on national television and radio programs.  During the Florida Recount she served as the senior spokesperson for the recount effort. After President Bush took office in 2001, she became the first woman appointed Director of Public Affairs at the United States Department of Justice.  Mindy helped the department through a year that included the Robert Hanssen espionage case, the Timothy McVeigh execution, the Microsoft settlement and the terrorist attacks of September 11. In January of 2002, she became the Party’s chief spokesperson as Director of Communications for the Republican National Committee before she moved to San Diego in 2003.  In 2004, she was active in the President’s re-election campaign serving as a National Co-Chair for the W Stands for Women effort and making regular television appearances.  Mindy returned to Florida for the final months of the campaign where she assisted all of the target states in dealing with the numerous legal and ballot issues. In November of 2004, Mindy was honored by her alma mater, SMU, with the first ever, Emerging Leader Award, presented to graduates within 15 years of their graduation who have distinguished themselves in their field.  In 2005, Mindy served as Deputy Chief of Staff for External Affairs to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and then Deputy Campaign Manager to his 2006 re-election campaign.  She recently led the Communications portion of the Performance Review of the California Republican Party under new Chairman Ron Nehring.  She currently serves as a strategic communications consultant for corporate and non-profit clients. A voice for her generation of career women, Mindy is working on a book about the realities facing women who want it all.  She is hoping her story others will enlighten and equip the next generation of amazing women as they set out to conquer the world. Mindy resides in San Diego with her husband Nathan, a candidate for the 75th Assembly District and a Marine Corps reservist who has just returned from his second tour overseas as part of the Global War on Terror.  They attend Community Bible Church.  She volunteers for the Women’s Resource Committee and the San Diego USO in addition to sitting on the board of the Angels Foster Family Network.  Even though she doesn’t have much free time, she operates on the principle that a good baseball game can always fit into your schedule.  

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