Angela Marie "Bay" Buchanan (born December 23, 1948) is a prominent conservative political commentator who served as Treasurer of the United States under President Ronald Reagan. She is also the sister of conservative political commentator Pat Buchanan.
Buchanan was born December 23, 1948, in Washington, D.C., to William Buchanan, an accountant, and Catherine Crum, a nurse. She earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics at Rosemont College in 1971, and went on to receive a master's degree in mathematics from McGill University in 1973.
Buchanan was the national treasurer of the "Reagan for President" primary campaigns of 1976 and 1980, and the Reagan-Bush general election campaigns of 1980 and 1984. After appearing regularly on CNN's news program Inside Politics, she became a commentator for The Situation Room, and later Campbell Brown: No Bias, No Bull. She previously served as the co-anchor of Equal Time on CNBC and MSNBC, and during that time also hosted a two-hour radio talk show.
Appointed at the age of 32, Buchanan was the youngest person to serve as Treasurer of the United States. She held that post from March 20, 1981, to July 5, 1983, after which she was appointed Chairwoman of the President's Commission on Women Business Owners.
Buchanan managed her brother Pat Buchanan's three unsuccessful campaigns for President of the United States.
The co-chair of the California delegation to the 1988 Republican National Convention, Buchanan also served as the co-chair of the defense subcommittee of the Party platform Committee. In 1990, she ran in the California Republican primary election for state treasurer, against incumbent Thomas W. Hayes. Hayes prevailed, but would go on to lose the general election to Democrat Kathleen Brown.
In May 2006, Buchanan was appointed chair of Team America PAC, a political action committee founded by Tom Tancredo. In 2007, Bay served as chairman to Tancredo's presidential campaign, after which she became a senior advisor to Mitt Romney.
After the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election, Buchanan became a licensed real estate agent in Virginia, working for the firm McEnearney Associates.
In 1976, Buchanan converted from Roman Catholicism to Mormonism. In 1982, she married William Jackson, an attorney; they later divorced. Buchanan is the mother of three sons: William (born 1983), Thomas (born 1984) and Stuart (born 1987).
- Buchanan, Bay (2007). The Extreme Makeover of Hillary (Rodham) Clinton. Regnery Publishing. ISBN 1-59698-507-0.
- Buchanan, Bay (2012). Bay and Her Boys. Da Capo Press.