Michael Steele

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Michael Steele
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Chairman of the Republican National Committee
In office
January 30, 2009 – January 14, 2011
Preceded byMike Duncan
Succeeded byReince Priebus
7th Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
In office
January 15, 2003 – January 17, 2007
GovernorBob Ehrlich
Preceded byKathleen Kennedy Townsend
Succeeded byAnthony G. Brown
Chairman of the Maryland Republican Party
In office
Preceded byJoyce Lyon Tehres
Succeeded byLouis Pope
Personal details
Born (1958-10-19) October 19, 1958 (age 64)
Andrews Field, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Andrea Derritt (m. 1985)
EducationJohns Hopkins University (BA)
Villanova University
Georgetown University (JD)

Michael Stephen Steele (born October 19, 1958) is an American conservative[1] political commentator, attorney, and Republican Party politician. Steele was the seventh lieutenant governor of Maryland from 2003 to 2007. He was the first African-American elected to statewide office in Maryland.

He made an unsuccessful run in the 2006 U.S. Senate election in Maryland, losing to Democrat Ben Cardin. He was the Chair of the Republican National Committee from 2009 to 2011.[2]

In 2020, he formally endorsed Joe Biden for the presidency.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Solender, Andrew. "Former RNC Chair Michael Steele Joins Pro-Biden Republican Group Lincoln Project". Forbes. Archived from the original on August 25, 2020. Retrieved August 28, 2020.
  2. McKelway, Doug (December 13, 2010). "Steele Seeks Second Term As RNC Chair". Fox News. Archived from the original on December 14, 2010. Retrieved December 14, 2010.
  3. Lejeune, Tristan (2020-10-20). "Ex-RNC chair Michael Steele officially endorses Biden". TheHill. Archived from the original on October 20, 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  4. Maegan Vazquez and Jim Acosta. "Former RNC chairman endorses Biden with two weeks left in the election". CNN. Archived from the original on October 20, 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-20.