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Pete Seat is currently the senior project manager at Hathaway Strategies, an innovative grassroots public affairs firm located in Indianapolis, Indiana. He previously was Communications Director for the Indiana Republican Party and prior to that served in the same capacity on the campaign of former and current U.S. Senator Dan Coats. Pete has published op-eds in news outlets around the country including Politico, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, Human Events, the Indianapolis Star and the Arizona Daily Star, is a frequent guest on FOX News, MSNBC, CNN and NewsMax TV programs, including Happening Now, Live Desk, The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd, Hardball with Chris Matthews and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, and published a book titled The War on Millennials in 2014. He is also a regular panelist on WRTV’s Indianapolis This Week and fills in from time-to-time on WFYI’s Indiana Week in Review. His monthly political column is currently syndicated.
From June 2005 to January 20, 2009, Pete served on President George W. Bush’s White House staff, including a two-year stint in the Press Office which included traveling to twenty-three countries, logging thousands of miles on Air Force One and being one of only a handful of staff in the room during the first gathering of all our living presidents at the White House in twenty-five years.
A native of Schererville, Indiana, Pete is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a BA in Theatre Arts. During his time in Arizona, Pete was the State Chairman of the Arizona College Republicans during the 2004 election cycle where he set new benchmarks for earned media and fundraising. He was an alternate delegate, the youngest in the state, from Arizona to the 2004 national convention and again in 2012 representing his home state of Indiana.
In non-political news, Pete is bilingual (English & Serbian; with bits of German & Russian thrown in for good measure), has attended twelve World Series games (including one game in each of the past ten years), danced on stage during an Elton John show in Las Vegas (thankfully no video exists) and performed live in-concert with Kenny Rogers (off-key, naturally).