Cathie Adams has been involved in Eagle Forum since the mid-1980s. She currently serves on the national board as 1st Vice President, Editor of the Eagle Forum Report (successor to the Phyllis Schlafly Report) and is the International Issues Chairman (www.eagleforum.org). She served as the President of Texas Eagle Forum from 1993-2015. She was elected Republican National Committeewoman for Texas in 2008 and stepped down after being elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas from 2009-2010. She was named by Campaigns and Elections magazine’s August 2010 issue as one of the top 50 Republican influencers in Texas.
Eagle Forum’s mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policy-making so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty, respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.
Cathie has been an election judge, a member of the district, state and national resolutions/platform committees; and a delegate to six Republican National Conventions. She especially enjoyed serving on the Republican National Platform Committee in 2000, 2004 and 2008.
Capitol Inside’s Texas Lobby Power Rankings (www.capitolinside.com) placed Cathie first on their list of lobbyists for causes from 2005 through 2009. “The Democratic insurgence hasn’t pushed Texas Eagle Forum President Cathie Adams out of the number one spot on the list of people who lobby for causes. Adams, a veteran activist who was elected to the Republican National Committee last summer, commands the immediate attention of GOP lawmakers whenever her organization decides to turn up the grassroots pressure on conservative issues dear to its heart.”
Capitol Inside 5-16: Cathie Adams. The longtime Texas Eagle Forum leader’s support has been in big demand by conservative candidates here for most of the past two decades. That didn’t change after a stint as the Texas GOP chair ended after less than a year with a loss at the state party convention six years ago. Adams set the standard for Texas conservative long before the tea party’s inception as a political movement.
Cathie has been involved in other civic activities as well. She was a member of the Dallas Human Services Commission and has testified before the State Board of Education as well as several Legislative committees in Austin, Texas. The news media frequently calls her for the “conservative” side of their reporting.
Mrs. Cathie Adams is a full-time volunteer. She has been married to Dr. Homer Adams for 48 years and they have five grandchildren. Their son and daughter-in-law are both Texas A&M graduates.