President Donald Trump’s top advisor will be an Irish-American, happily married Catholic mother of four who makes breakfast every morning for her kids and then goes to Mass. She’s a daily communicant!
Kellyanne Conway, who served as President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign manager and has been a senior adviser to his transition team, will serve as counselor to the president in the incoming administration.
In its Thursday morning announcement, Trump’s transition team said Conway will “continue her role as a close advisor to the president and will work with senior leadership to effectively message and execute the Administration’s legislative priorities and actions.”
President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign manager is now the first woman to lead a winning presidential campaign in the United States.
Kellyanne Conway moved up from Trump’s senior adviser and pollster to campaign manager in mid-August. With more than 20 years of polling and research experience, Conway worked for congressional candidates and, more recently, as president of the Keep the Promise I, a PAC that advocated for former GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz.
The mother of four young children, Conway was Trump’s third campaign manager, and the first woman ever to run the campaign of a GOP presidential nominee.
“I wasn’t hired because of my gender. But it’s a special responsibility,” Conway told CNN. “I want to do right, apart from my gender — I want to do right as a campaign manager.”
The Trump campaign was “very confident” about the election, Conway said on NBC after Trump’s victory.
“[Trump] is a problem-solver. He’s a builder,” she continued. “When you are a businessman, you are accountable. You can’t run your business with $19 trillion worth of debt like the federal government does somehow.”
Conway said Trump will be working fast to accomplish his goals with a Republican-controlled House and Senate to join him in his efforts.
“It’s quite a mandate,” she said, adding that if asked to serve in the Trump administration, she will do so “in whatever capacity I’m asked, where I feel like I can be most helpful.”
Kellyanne Elizabeth Fitzpatrick was born on January 20, 1967 in Camden, New Jersey to Diane Fitzpatrick. “Conway’s Irish father owned a small trucking company, and her Italian mother worked at a bank. They divorced when she was 3.” She was raised in the Atco section of Waterford Township, New Jersey and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1985.
Before entering politics, Conway pursued a career in law. After receiving her B.A. in Political Science in 1989 from Trinity College, Washington, D.C. (now Trinity Washington University), she earned a J.D. in 1992 from the George Washington University Law Schooland then clerked for a judge in Washington, D.C. She also spent four years as an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law.
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