Linda Chavez

Linda Chavez is president of the Becoming America Institute, a non-profit public policy organization in Boulder, Colorado, as well as a noted political commentator and columnist. Her syndicated column runs in newspapers nationally and she is a political analyst for FOX News.

In addition to her frequent television appearances, Chavez has been a guest on NPR to discuss everything from Paul Ryan to public sector unions. She has written and spoken extensively on civil rights, women’s issues and race. She is the author of “Out of the Barrio: Toward a New Politics of Hispanic Assimilation,” and a memoir, “An Unlikely Conservative: The Transformation of an Ex-Liberal.”

Chavez has served in a number of appointed positions, including as Chairman of the National Commission on Migrant Education and Staff Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She was the 1986 Republican nominee for Maryland’s U.S. Senate race.

President of the Becoming America Institute, Political Columnist and Analyst

Areas of Expertise: Politics, Conservative Politics, Republican Party, Civil Rights, Hispanic Issues

Location: Boulder, CO (with frequent travel to D.C. and NYC)

Contact Info:

Phone: (720) 545-6533


Heard on NPR: For a full list, click here.

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