- Richard Bond
Richard N. Bond is a former Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) and currently a government relations consultant based in Washington, DC. His firm, Bond & Company, specializes in strategic consulting services at both the federal and state level.
Bond served in a variety of positions at the Republican National Committee under Presidents Ford, Reagan, and Bush prior to being elected Chairman in 1992. Despite the President’s tough defeat that year, the GOP held their ground in the U.S. Senate and gained 10 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives - the only time in history House seats have been gained during a presidential loss. The GOP also held their gubernatorial seats and net gained control of seven additional state legislative chambers.
In 1993, when Bond passed the reins of the RNC to now Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, he left his successor with a budget surplus of over four million dollars, thus enabling the GOP to quickly regain its footing after losing the White House.
In addition to his credentials at the RNC, Bond has served five presidential campaigns over the past twenty years, including the management of fifty state operations as national political director in Bush’s successful 1988 presidential campaign. Government posts include Deputy Chief of Staff to Vice President Bush, congressional press secretary, and member of the Board of Directors of the United States Peace Corps.
Bond currently serves as a Trustee for the National Theodore Roosevelt Association, an Advisory Council member of the George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A & M University, and member of the Board of Directors of the University of Phoenix, the country’s largest private sector university.
Bond remains a frequent and effective media spokesman for the Republican Party, commenting on national issues and current political trends, with regular appearances on network television and radio shows. The author of over forty articles on politics and government, Bond has also lectured at many of the nation’s top colleges and universities, and he is regularly quoted in a variety of national news magazines and major newspapers.
Bond earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Philosophy from Fordham University and a master’s degree in Government from Georgetown University. He has two sons, Matthew, 32, a juvenile probation officer; and Michael, 25, a college student majoring in religious studies.
Apr2008. Solving The Hillary Problem. Wall Street Journal
Feb2008. Six Former RNC Chairs Endorse McCain for President. McCain Campaign
Jan2007. Midterm Consequences. Ripon Form
Nov2006. Bush Can Take a Page from Clinton… Newsday
Mar2006. Wage a Bush 're-election campaign.’ Wash Times
Oct2005. Supreme Court will be Bush's Legacy. Newsday
May2005. Let the Political Wars Begin. Wash Times
Apr2005. Byrd Precedent is for the Birds. Newsday
Circa 2003-2004. The McGovern Factor
Jul2003. Where's Bob Gramm? Orlando Sentinel
Apr2003. Bush Won't Make Father's Errors. Newsday
Aug2002. Waging Class Warfare. Wash Times
May2002. Six Degrees of Gray Davis. The Examiner
May2002. US Conservatives Should Condemn Le Pen. Newsday
Mar2002. Wedge Out Immigrant-Bashing. LA Times
Jan2002. Daschle's Dilemma. Wash Times
June2001. The Senate's Hidden Power. Wash Times
May2001. Don't Tolerate Bigotry in Anti-Hispanic TV Ads. Wichita Eagle
Jan2001. The Making of Compromise. Wash Times
Nov2000. Reform Electoral College, but Don't Kill It. Newsday
Aug2000. How Will The National Race Affect GOP Vote. Newsday
Mar2000. The High Cost of W's Catholic Problem. Daily News
Apr2000. Walking The Plank On Abortion. Daily News
Dec1999. GOP Might Keep The House. Boston Globe
Dec1999. Another Debate That's Too Fair. NY Times
Dec1999. Keeping the Internet Free of Monopolies. Wash Times
Sept1999. The GOP's Secret Weapon. NY Post
Sept1999. GOP Should Listen to Americans. Newsday
Aug1999. Time to Pack Pat Back to Crossfire. Daily News
June 1999. The Five Tests of Bush's Candidacy. Boston Globe
May1999. What Is That 'Compassion' Thing. Newsday
Apr1999. Open The Door To China. Wash Times
Aug1998. Where's Bad News When You Need It? Orlando Sentinel
May1998. Golden State Fever. Campaigns & Elections
Mar1998. Nail Clinton by Sticking to a GOP Script. LA Times
Feb1998. GOP Should Sill Embrace Foes of Abortion Bans. The Record
Jan1998. GOP Expands Tent by Sinking Abortion Resolution. Newsday
Jan1998. GOP Should Resist Clinton Stampede. Newsday
Sept1996. Decision 96: Liberalism, Yes or No. Newsday
Nov1994. The GOP Can Do Good; Here's How. Newsday
Apr1993. Embrace Commonsense Principles. Chicago Sun Times
Mar1993. Christian Right Is Wrong About GOP. LA Times
Jan1993. Chairman's Winter Meeting Remarks. RNC
Sept1992. 128 - We Stand By It. Wash Post
Oct1987. The Importance of Being Organized. Campaigns & Elections
1986. The Pendulum Swings to the Left in the Senate. Newsday
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