Kat Cammack, the youngest Republican woman in Congress, never planned to run for office, but big government changed her life forever ten years ago.
Raised by a single mother on a small cattle ranch and working as a third-generation sandblaster, Kat learned the values of grit, hard work, and determination at a very young age. In 2011, Kat’s family received the devastating news that they lost their ranch due to a failed Obama program and were forced to evict. After being homeless for months and motivated by her recent personal experience with the failures of big government, she pulled herself up by her bootstraps and joined former Rep. Ted Yoho’s team, leading his campaign to an upset victory in 2012. Kat would go on to serve as the former congressman’s deputy chief of staff, earned her master's degree from the United States Naval War College, and started a non-profit called the Grit Foundation, which benefits law enforcement and first responders in North Central Florida.
Kat Cammack, knowing she wanted to continue making a difference for everyday American families like hers, ran for Congress herself in Florida’s 3rd District in 2020. She won the seat on a conservative platform of growing jobs, securing our southern border, standing up for law enforcement, defending our Second Amendment, promoting fiscal responsibility, and defending life.
Congresswoman Cammack, now in her first term after going from homeless to the House of Representatives in less than a decade, sits on the Homeland Security Committee, where she also serves as the lead Republican on the Subcommittee for Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. In addition, Kat is the lone Florida Republican on the House Agriculture Committee. Kat and her husband Matt, who is a firefighter, paramedic, and SWAT medic, proudly call Gainesville, Florida home.