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Forum series to feature national conservative leader Bay Buchanan

| Jessica Valentino

Bay Buchanan, one of the leading conservative voices in politics for the past several decades, will be the featured guest of The Forum series at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Nov. 8.

Buchanan will present “The Issues Politicians Are Afraid to Talk About” at 7:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium on UW-Eau Claire’s lower campus. A reception with refreshments will be held in the Dulany Inn of the W.R. Davies Student Center immediately following the performance.

Tickets are available online, at the Service Center in the east lobby of Davies Center, by phone at 715-836-4636 or at the door the day of the event. 

Recognized by George magazine as one of the top 20 political women in the nation and previous treasurer of Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaigns, Angela "Bay" Buchanan has been one of the most influential female conservatives of her time. According to Young America’s Foundation, Buchanan was appointed treasurer of the United States in 1981, making her the youngest person in U.S. history to hold the position.

After assisting her well-known brother, Pat, in his presidential campaigns, Buchanan later continued her political career as a commentator with CNBC, MSNBC and "Good Morning America."

Following her time in the Reagan administration, Buchanan also assisted Mitt Romney's presidential campaign as a senior advisor.

Buchanan has written two books, “Bay and Her Boys, the Unexpected Lessons I Learned as a Single Mom” and “The Extreme Makeover of Hillary (Rodham) Clinton.” Buchanan is now president of The American Cause, a program dedicated to the continuation of education in conservative political issues.

The Forum is funded by UW-Eau Claire student segregated fees. Speakers are selected and administered by the Activities, Involvement and Leadership office and by an administrative committee composed of students, faculty/staff and community members. General promotional support is provided by WHYS Radio and Wisconsin Public Radio. The Forum, one of the longest running continuous programs of its kind in the country, is now in its 75th season.