Honorable Michele Bachmann, J.D., LL.M.

Board Member  |  United States

Michele Bachmann received a B.A. in Political Science and English from Winona State University in 1978.  She was a member of the charter class of Regent University’s Law School and also completed 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. She is both former member of Congress and current Dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University.

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.

In 2000, Bachmann defeated a longtime 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. She won reelection in 2008, 2010, and 2012. 2011, Bachmann announced her bid for the Republican Presidential nomination and ran for president in 2012. Bachmann is the first Republican woman running for President to have appeared on televised Presidential debates. To date, she is also the only Republican woman to have won a Presidential primary contest, having won the Iowa straw poll in 2012.

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.

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.

After her election with IFCJ Board of Directors, she expressed that she is honored to be both part of our “terrific” organization and our mission.