Michele Marie Bachmann is an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. She represented Minnesota’s 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2015. Bachmann was a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. She is a supporter of the Tea Party movement and a founder of the House Tea Party Caucus.
About Michele Bachmann in brief
Michele Marie Bachmann is an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. She represented Minnesota’s 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2007 to 2015. Bachmann was a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, but dropped out in January 2012 after finishing in sixth place in the Iowa caucuses. She previously served in the Minnesota Senate and is the first Republican woman to represent Minnesota in Congress. She is a supporter of the Tea Party movement and a founder of the House Tea Party Caucus. She was born in Waterloo, Iowa, to Norwegian-American parents David John Amble and Arlene Jean Amble. Her family moved from Iowa to Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, when she was 13 years old. After graduation, she spent one summer working at kibbutz Be’eri in Israel. In 1993, Bachmann and other parents started the K–12 Stillwater Heights Charter School in Stillwater, New York. The school developed publicly funded programs that soon became a non-sectarian school. In 2013, the school developed a charter that mandated it be publicly funded and all practices were publicly funded. In 2014, the charter was changed to a publicly funded charter that required all practices to be publicly-funded and all programs to be free-standing. In 2015, the state of Minnesota passed a law that requires all charter schools to publicly fund all programs that are free-range and free-speech-respecting, including the right to use the Internet. The law was later changed to require that all programs be publiclyfunded, free-expression-based, and that the school be nonsectarian.
In 2012, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that the charter could not be applied to private schools; the ruling was later overturned by the Minnesota Court of Appeals. In 2011, the Supreme Court upheld the charter, and the school was forced to pay back the money to the state for the costs of running the charter. In 2010, the Court of Appeal ruled that it was illegal to use public funds to fund private schools that were not publicly funded; the case was later settled out of court. The Supreme Court also ruled in 2012 that the state could not use public money to fund a charter school that was not publiclyfunded; the decision was later reversed. In 2008, the court ruled in favor of the charter; the school became a public school, and Bachmann left the IRS to become a full-time mother when her fourth child was born. She has said she became a Republican during her senior year at Winona State University. She and her then fiancé Marcus were inspired to join the pro-life movement by Francis Schaeffer’s 1976 Christian documentary film How Should We Then Live? They prayed outside of clinics and engaged in sidewalk counseling. In the 1980 presidential election she voted for Ronald Reagan and worked for his campaign. She supported Jimmy Carter for president in 1976, and she and her husband worked on his campaign; she was disappointed with his liberal approach to public policy and support for legalized abortion.