KEVIN IGOE BIOGRAPHY
Kevin Igoe was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. He has 25 years of combined political, legislative and government experience. He has extensive experience in dealing with elected officials, the media and political action committees.
In 1995, Igoe established a legislative and political consulting firm. The firm provides political consulting services to GOP candidates. The firm also works with incumbent Republican elected officials in formulating the official's legislative agenda and in delivering the incumbent's message to constituents.
In 1994, while on leave from Capitol Hill, Igoe served as political director for the campaign of Ellen Sauerbrey for Governor of Maryland. Against all odds, the campaign ended two - tenths of one percent short of a major upset. In the 1994 cycle, Igoe also provided political consulting services to an upset Republican winner in Western Maryland and to the Republican victor over the five term second ranking Democrat in the Maryland State Senate.
Igoe served as Executive Director of the Maryland Republican Party for both the 1990 and 1992 elections. During his tenure, the Party's fundraising more than tripled and its donor file increased by half. Republican voter registration increased significantly and the Party established a high level of visibility with Maryland media outlets. Candidate recruitment and training improved markedly and the number of elected Republican officials increased significantly at every level.
Igoe has served two tours on Capitol Hill. He was legislative director for then Florida Congressman Connie Mack and an associate staff member of the House Budget Committee. Igoe was the Executive Assistant in charge of the Washington office of New York freshman Congressman Jack Quinn during 1993-94.
In 1980, he was the Republican nominee for Congress in the fifth district of Maryland. Later, Igoe served in the Reagan Administration as a senior legislative specialist at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. As such, he was the Department's liaison to the Appropriations and Budget Committees of both the House and Senate. He later became the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing Policy.
Igoe has career federal service with the Treasury and Defense Departments. He was the District Office Manager in charge of Montgomery County, Maryland for the 1990 census. In this capacity, he was responsible for recruiting and training a combined office and field workforce of 400 people.
Igoe is a graduate of Canisius College in his native Buffalo, New York. He holds a Masters in Public Administration from the George Washington University. The Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun and the Journal Newspapers have published his opinions on current issues. Igoe is a frequent panelist on "21 This Week," a Montgomery County, Maryland cable news talk show and often does commentary on WTOP Radio in Washington, D.C. He is on the faculty of the Leadership Institute, a conservative political activist training foundation based in Virginia. He has extensive public speaking experience and served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve.