Bovard has over a decade of experience fighting for conservative policies in Washington. Beginning in 2006, she served in both the House and Senate in various roles including as legislative director for Senator Rand Paul.
Bovard went on to serve as policy director for the Senate Steering Committee under the successive chairmanships of Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), where she advised Committee members on strategy related to floor procedure and policy matters. In the House, she worked as senior legislative assistant to Congressman Donald Manzullo (R-IL), and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX). She also served as director of policy services for The Heritage Foundation.
In 2013, she was named one of National Journal’s Most Influential Women in Washington under 35. Her policy analysis and punditry have appeared in The Hill, American Greatness, Real Clear Policy, the Boston Herald, the Sacramento Bee, the Daily Signal and Conservative Review, among others, and she frequently appears on radio and television, including on MSNBC, CNBC, Fox & Friends, Fox Business, EWTN and National Public Radio. Along with Sen. Jim DeMint, is the co-author of Conservative: Knowing What to Keep, to be released by Post Hill Press in September, 2019.
Born and raised in Rochester, NY, she received her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude from Grove City College in 2006. She also holds a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. In addition to her public policy pursuits, Bovard is an accomplished sommelier, a wine educator, and a diploma candidate in the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.
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