Michele Bachmann is popular for a number of reasons, which boil down to the fact that she is a politician. The American is a former member of the country’s House of Representatives and one of the most famous female figures in the Republican Party.
She made history as the first Republican woman to be elected to the United States House of Representatives by the State of Minnesota. A former congresswoman, she is known as a staunch tax conservative and founding chairwoman of the House Tea Party Caucus. She is also known for her strong opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage.
Before her election to the US Congress in 2006, Michele Bachmann served in the Senate of Minnesota, the upper house of the US state. Between 2007 and 2015, Bachmann represented the 6th Congressional District of Minnesota in the United States House of Representatives. More than just a supporter of the Tea Party movement, she founded the House Tea Party Caucus in July 2010 in cooperation with the Tea Party movement.
Michele Bachmann was one of the last six candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential campaign but resigned in January 2012 before seeking reelection to her seat in Congress. Bachmann announced her resignation from Congress on May 29, 2013, and stated that she would not seek re-election to her Congressional seat the following year. Nevertheless, the former Congresswoman declared that she would not permanently withdraw from politics. According to her, she still has some political prospects in sight, including the White House.
Michele Bachmann Bio
Michele Marie Bachmann was born on 6 April 1956. Her birthplace was in Waterloo, Iowa. But then her family moved to Brooklyn Park, Minnesota when she was a teenager.
When her parents’ marriage broke up, her father David John Amble remarried and moved to California. Bachmann and her mother, Arlene Jean, also moved to Anoka, Minnesota. Her mother eventually remarried a man named Raymond J. LaFave, and the new marriage brought Bachmann 8 new siblings.
It is unknown to many that Michele Bachmann grew up in a democratic family. While studying at Winona State University, she became a Republican. On several occasions, she attributed her political conversion in part to her disappointment with the presidency of Jimmy Carter and her approval of that of Ronald Reagan.
Michele Marie Bachmann graduated from Anoka High School and worked in Israel for a summer after graduating in 1974. She had her college education at Winona State University and graduated in 1978.
In 1979, Bachmann began attending the O. W. Coburn School of Law, then part of Oral Roberts University; as a member of the founding class, she graduated with a J.D. degree in 1986 as a member of the last class.
She also attended the William & Mary School of Law, which she graduated from in 1988 with an LL.M. degree in tax law. Ms. Bachmann practiced law for the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) from 1988 to 1993.
After the birth of her fourth child, Bachmann left the IRS to become a housewife. She also helped found the charter school, New Heights School, which opened in September 1993. Her first candidacy for the post was a failed application to head the school.
Michele Bachmann Husband
The former congresswoman married as early as 1978 and met her husband Marcus Bachmann during her studies. His parents were immigrants from Switzerland, so he has dual citizenship in the United States and Switzerland.
Mr. Bachmann works as a clinical therapist. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Regent and a Ph.D. from the Union Graduate School. In the late 1980s, the couple moved to Stillwater, Minnesota, where they founded a Christian counseling center, Bachmann & Associates.
Michele Bachmann has five children with her husband Marcus. They are sons; Lucas and Harrison and daughters; Elisa, Caroline, and Sophia. In addition to their 5 biological children, the Bachmanns have opened their home to 23 foster children, all of them teenage girls. Certainly, the couple has a very big heart.
The Bachmanns began their path to foster parenthood by supporting young girls suffering from eating disorders, and over time their home became a haven for such girls. Between 1992 and 2000 they were allowed to take in up to three children at a time. They had the children for varying lengths of time, some for weeks, while others stayed up to 3 years. The last child was taken in 1998.