Now, this is good news! Former Maryland Lt. Gov. (and former state party chairman) Michael Steele has been elected as the new chair of the Republican National Committee.
Who is he?
“Steele is a staunch social conservative: devoutly Catholic, pro-life, anti-embryonic stem cell research, etc.”
Born in 1958 at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince Georges County, Maryland, Steele was raised in Washington, D.C.
He spent three years as a seminarian in the Order of St. Augustine in preparation for the priesthood, but ultimately chose a career in law instead.
He earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991.
Steele serves on the Administrative Board of the Maryland Catholic Conference and is a member of St. Marys Catholic Church in Landover Hills, MD, where he attends mass regularly with his wife Andrea and their two sons.
From Christianity Today:
Steele, a pro-life Catholic, fought against a moderate image, but advocated for electing moderates to be elected in the party.
“There are a lot of people who would join us and be a party of our efforts who are pro-choice but they love our message on money; they love our value system on family values, broadly speaking, so then how do we cross-appeal,” Steele said in a December interview
with David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network. “How do we make ourselves relevant to the 21st century electorate which is clearly of a different mindset on a host of issues?”
I think I’m going to like this guy.