Pontiac Resident Named to Yale Leadership Program


Pontiac Resident Named to Yale Leadership Program


14th District Executive Committee Member Gina Barr Part of Elite Group

Pontiac, MI, May 26, 2015 —Gina Alicia Barr, the eldest of Pontiac’s Apostle Keith and Isabelle Barr’s seven children, has been selected to attend Yale University’s prestigious Women’s Campaign School to held this summer at the Yale Law School..
Barr currently serves as a Michigan GOP State Committeewoman for the 14th Congressional District. She serves there on the Issues Committee, and also serves on the 14th District’s Executive Committee.

“Everyone who meets Gina knows she has the personality and skills of a natural leader,” said Janine Kateff, chairwoman of the 14th Congressional District Republicans.

“Her selection to this elite Yale program surely means that her skills and political potential are being recognized there, too.”

Yale promotes its program as a “non-partisan, non-issue Campaign School.” Elected officials and women with promising political careers from all over the world apply to this school. One well known graduate is Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y, who replaced Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate. This year the Women's Campaign School celebrates its 20-year anniversary.

In 2014, Barr was hired to work in the Michigan GOP office in Detroit. Barr works there to promote urban outreach in cities like Detroit and Pontiac. 

“The only way to reach voters in heavy Democratic areas is to not ‘stand on a soap box’ and preach conservatism, but to go out and personally share the benefits of conservative programs with people in the community,” Barr said.


Glenn Gilbert


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 About Michigan's 14th Congressional District Republican Committee: The Committee fosters, promotes and supports Republican clubs, associations, organizations and candidates that support the Republican Platform. Republicans, clubs and businesses are encouraged and welcome to attend our meetings and events to network, grow the Party and recruit great candidates. The District is a narrowly configured geography that includes Pontiac in the north, other portions of Oakland County, portions of Detroit in the south and on to the Grosse Pointes in the east. Cities in the 14th include all or portions of: the Grosse Pointes, Detroit, Hamtramck, Harper Woods, Southfield, Royal Oak, Oak Park, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, Sylvan Lake, Keego Harbor, Lathrup Village, Orchard Lake and Pontiac. For more information go towww.14cd.com