KATHY BRUGGER of California
Immediate Past President
Kathy Brugger was elected NFRW president at the 37th Biennial Convention in Louisville, Ky., and served from January 2014 through December 2015.
Previously, Brugger served as NFRW 2nd vice president, NFRW member-at-large, adviser to the NFRW Regents Program and director of NFRW Region 1. She has been a Capitol Regent since 2000 and served on the NFRW Nominating Committee in 2005.
Brugger is a past president of the California FRW and a long-time Republican activist at the local, county, division and state levels. She has served as a California Republican Party Central Committee delegate and a Golden Leadership member.
For more than 30 years, Brugger has served as an elected school board member, and she also was appointed to the board of the California State Teachers Retirement System, the second largest pension fund in the U.S. Brugger is a community member of Assistance League and a life member of the American Association of University Women. She is past president of the Montclair Chamber of Commerce and numerous community organizations. She is an honorary member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Theta Phi chapter.
Honors include: California Republican Party Chairman’s Leadership Award, 2008; California Republican Party Electoral College, 2008; Woman of Distinction for Assemblyman Bill Emmerson, 2005; Chaffey Community College Alumni of the Year, 2002; and, California Republican Party CFRW Volunteer of the Year, 2001.
A serious businesswoman, Brugger and her late husband, John, were married for 45 years and worked alongside each other in their construction business. She has three adult children and 10 grandchildren.
She says she is a “worker bee for Republican causes.”