Stephen J. Yates
Stephen J. Yates
|Chair of the Idaho Republican Party|
August 2014 – July 2017
|Preceded by||Barry Peterson|
|Succeeded by||Jonathan Parker|
|Born||1968/1969 (age 49–50)|
Stephen J. Yates was Deputy National Security Adviser to the Vice President to Dick Cheney from 2001 to 2005 and a past Idaho Republican Party Chair from 2014 to 2017. He is the CEO of consulting firm DC International Advisory, in that role since 2006.
Personal, early life, and education
He then studied at University of Maryland, College Park (BA, Chinese Language & Literature), Johns Hopkins University and Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (MA, China Studies).
Yates is married to Diana Kilbourn, which they have adopted two children.
Yates served as Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President to Dick Cheney from 2001 to 2005.
From 2005 to 2006, Yates served has a lobbyist and vice president of the global affairs practice for Barbour Griffith & Rogers, who's clients included; Taiwan, The Indonesian National Shipowners' Association, Moneygram International, Lebanon's National Dialogue Party, The Republic of India British Nuclear Fuels, Plc. (via a contract with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan).
Yates is currently a distinguished Fellow at the Hamilton Foundation.
Idaho Republican Party chair
Yates was elected chairman of the Idaho Republican Party in August 2014 and was re elected in 2016; he stepped down on April 24, 2017 to pursue the Idaho lieutenant gubernatorial primary election, 2018.
Idaho Lieutenant Governor primary election, 2018
Days before the election, a flyer attacking Yates was mailed to Idaho voters, claiming hidden foreign influence and conflating support from democratic Taiwan with that from communist China; the flyer was aimed at distortion of facts and confusing voters who do not know the difference between the Republic of China on Taiwan and the People's Republic of China. The flyer mailing was sourced to a PAC funded by three political opponents from Yates' past.
|2014 Primary||Stephen Yates||2,323||48.9%||Jeff Thompson (incumbent)||2,431||51.1%|
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