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Senior Policy Council

Our Senior Policy Council

Council for a Strong America is proud to have the guidance and support of an experienced, bipartisan group of former elected officials, high-level appointees, and thought leaders committed to helping America’s next generation succeed.

Our Senior Policy Council regularly advises our work and legislative strategy. Membership does not imply involvement in or support for a particular policy area or legislative initiative–but a commitment to ensuring that America’s youth grow up citizen-ready.

Former U.S. Cabinet Officials

  • Hon. David J. Shulkin, MD, Ninth U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • Hon. Tom Vilsack, 30th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Former United States Senators

  • Hon. Tom Daschle, Senate Majority Leader, Democrat of South Dakota
  • Hon. Bill Frist, Senate Majority Leader, Republican of Tennessee
  • Hon. Elizabeth Dole, Republican of North Carolina
  • Hon. David Durenberger, Republican of Minnesota
  • Hon. Tom Harkin, Democrat of Iowa
  • Hon. Olympia J. Snowe, Republican of Maine

Former Governors

  • Hon. Brad Henry, Democrat of Oklahoma
  • Hon. John R. “Jock” McKernan, Republican of Maine
  • Hon. Bob Miller, Democrat of Nevada
  • Hon. Al Quie, Republican of Minnesota
  • Hon. Mark Schweiker, Republican of Pennsylvania
  • Hon. Christine Todd Whitman, Republican of New Jersey

Former United States Representatives

  • Hon. Jason Altmire, Democrat of Pennsylvania
  • Hon. Mary Bono, Republican of California
  • Hon. Brad Ellsworth, Democrat of Indiana
  • Hon. William Enyart, Democrat of Illinois
  • Hon. Bill Gradison, Republican of Ohio
  • Hon. Pete Hoekstra, Republican of Michigan
  • Hon. Don Manzullo, Republican of Illinois
  • Hon. Jeff Miller, Republican of Florida
  • Hon. Connie Morella, Republican of Maryland
  • Hon. Tom Petri, Republican of Wisconsin
  • Hon. Mike Ross, Democrat of Arkansas
  • Judge Todd Platts, Republican of Pennsylvania
  • Hon. Deborah Pryce, Republican of Ohio
  • Hon. Nick Rahall, Democrat of West Virginia
  • Hon. Kevin Yoder, Republican of Kansas

Advisors & Former Administrators

  • Hon. Don Berwick
  • Hon. Sheila Burke
  • Frank Donatelli
  • Ed Goeas
  • Ron Haskins
  • G. William “Bill” Hoagland
  • Dave Hoppe
  • Chris Jennings
  • Hon. Philip W. Johnston
  • Charles “Chip” Kahn
  • Hon. Tom Scully
  • Hon. Gail Wilensky, Ph.D