Steve Schmidt Biography
Steve Schmidt is American communications and public affairs, strategist. He was born on September 28, 1970, in North Plainfield, New Jersey, the United States as Stephen Edward Schmidt. Steve has worked on Republican political campaigns, including those of President George W. Bush, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, along Arizona Senator John McCain.
Steve is a son of a schoolteacher and a telecommunications executive, Steve grew up in North Plainfield, New Jersey, where he became an Eagle Scout, a tight end on the high school football team, a two-year member of the National Honor Society, as well as a senior class vice president. In 1988, Steve was one of two graduating seniors voted “most likely to succeed” by his classmates at North Plainfield High School.
Steve was the senior campaign strategist and advisor to McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. Steve pushed McCain to select Sarah Palin as his running mate, a choice which both Schmidt and McCain came to regret. Steve was a Vice-Chair at the public relations firm Edelman until he stepped down in July 2018.
He has been extremely critical of President Donald Trump, and of the GOP for supporting him. In June 2018, Steve renounced the Republican Party as “fully the party of Trump”. In early December 2020, Steve stated: “The Republican Party is an organized conspiracy for the purposes of maintaining power for self-interest, and the self-interest of its donor class … It’s no longer dedicated to American democracy.”
Steve is a founder of The Lincoln Project, a political action committee of lifelong Republican strategists seeking to prevent Trump’s reelection in the year 2020. In a podcast on December 14, 2020, Steve announced that he is registering as a member of the Democratic Party.
Steve Schmidt Age
Steve is 50 years old as of 2020, he was born on September 28, 1970, in North Plainfield, New Jersey, the United States as Stephen Edward Schmidt.
Steve Schmidt Height
Steve’s height is not available. We are keeping tabs and will update these details once it is out.
In 1988, Steve was one of two graduating seniors voted “most likely to succeed” by his classmates at North Plainfield High School. Steve attended the University of Delaware from 1988 through the spring of 1993, majoring in political science.
Steve Schmidt Wife
Steve was previously married to his beloved wife Angela Schmidt. Steve and his ex-wife, Angela, have three children together.
Steve’s salary is not available. Through his various sources of income, we believe that Steve has been able to accumulate a good salary but prefers to keep it private. We are keeping tabs and will update these details once it is out.
Steve Schmidt Net Worth
Steve has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2021. Which he accumulated from his professional career as American communications and public affairs, strategist.