Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff and senior adviser to President George W. Bush, will keynote the Saturday-night banquet at the California Republican Party's 2013 Spring Convention March 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento.
Rove — among the most respected or reviled political strategists of modern times, depending on your point of view — oversaw the Bush White House's offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs. He also was deputy chief of staff for policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process.
Before becoming known as "The Architect" of Bush's 2000 and 2004 campaigns, he was president of Karl Rove + Company, an Austin-based public affairs firm that worked for Republican candidates, non-partisan causes, and non-profit groups. His clients included over 75 Republican U.S. Senate, Congressional, and gubernatorial candidates in 24 states, as well as the Moderate Party of Sweden.
He is also a Fox News contributor and writes a weekly column for the Wall Street Journal.