Kat Gates-Skipper – Candidate for Polk County REC Committeewoman

Kat Gates-Skipper – Candidate for Polk County State Committeewoman.

Meet Kat:

I’m Kat Gates Skipper. I grew up in Florida and am a native of Polk County since the age of 17. I am a Marine Corps Vietnam Era & Gulf War Veteran, giving back to this Great Country that gave so much to me. I was inducted into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame-Class of 2019. I am a Polk County Small Business Owner, Cattlewoman and Chairwoman of the Lake Wales Census Complete Count Committee.

My passion for Grass Roots Politics and Veterans started in 2012, with Vets for Freedom/ Concerned Veterans For America, serving as a Volunteer and then the Central Florida Regional Director. I was selected to be involved with Grass Roots Legislation on Capitol Hill with the House and the Senate, in which that legislation became the VA Accountability Act of 2014. Beginning in 2015, I served as the State Director of Florida Veterans for Donald J. Trump for President, Polk County Vice-Chair for Donald J. Trump for President and was one of Florida’s 29 Electors. I serve as a Veterans Advocate across the State of Florida working with Governor Ron DeSantis and Senator Rick Scott and participated in the Vote Recounts for their Campaigns. I am a member of many Military, Veteran and Business Associations in the County and State. I am a member of the Polk County REC, a Precinct Committeewoman, President of the Lakeland Republican Club and the Veteran’s Republican Club of Polk County. My husband is an Army Veteran that served in the Vietnam War. I have 4 Children and 5 Grandchildren. I care about my Community, 2nd Amendment Rights, Veterans and the Republican Party. I believe in God, Family, America and President Trump. It would be an honor to be your Committeewoman. I humbly ask for your Vote on August 18th.

  • USMC-USMCR 20 years, Gulf War Veteran & Veterans Advocate.
  • 2019 Florida Veterans Hall of Fame, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis-Florida Dept of VA- “FORWARD MARCH” Initiative / Board Member, and Lake Nona-Orlando VA Hospital / Board Member.
  • Veterans Republican Club of Polk County / President.
  • Lakeland Republican Club / President.
  • FORMERLY: Deputy Dir-Veterans Coalition for Ron DeSantis 2018 for Florida Governor; and Veterans Coalition Rick Scott 2018 for Florida Senate; and
    Florida Director-Veterans for Donald J Trump 2016 for President.