Kevin Fobbs Guiding Principles
Public service and devotion to conservative values and principles has guided my involvement in state and national government, private sector and media leadership initiatives, roles and elected and appointed positions nearly 40 years.
Kevin Fobbs began writing professionally in 1975 and has been published in the “New York Times,” and written for the “Detroit News,” “Michigan Chronicle”, “GOPUSA”, “Soul Source” magazine and “Writers Digest” magazine as well as Ann Arbor and Cleveland Examiner, Free Patriot, Conservatives4 Palin, Positively Republican. Former daily host of The Kevin Fobbs Show on conservative News Talk WDTK – 1400 AM in Detroit. He is a published author and his Christian children’s book, “Is There a Lion in My Kitchen” hit bookstores in 2014. He writes for Communities Digital News and his weekly show ‘Standing at Freedom’s Gate’ on Community Digital News Hour tackles the latest national and international issues that deal with freedom, faith and protecting the homeland and heartland of America as well as the solutions needed.
In addition, Fobbs’ writes for Clash Daily and Renew America. He covers Second Amendment, Illegal Immigration, Pro-Life, Patriotism, terrorism and other domestic and foreign affairs issues. As the former Community Concerns columnist for 12 years with The Detroit News he covered community, family relations, domestic abuse, education, business, government relations, and community and business dispute resolution. Fobbs obtained a political science and journalism degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1978 and attended Wayne State University Law School. He spearheaded and managed state and national campaigns as well as President George W. Bush White House Initiatives, including Education, Social Security, Welfare Reform, and Faith-Based Initiatives.
CIVIC and POLITICAL BACKGROUND
Fobbs obtained a political science and journalism degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1978 and attended Wayne State University Law School.
As Community Outreach Coordinator at WCNLS he created the highly successful “Housing Dispute Resolution Center” which saved the Michigan Family Independence Agency (formerly Department of Social Services) approximately $141,000 in its first year of operation. While at WCNLS he co-hosted for three years the Equal Justice Forum radio program which focused on many legal, economic development, and housing issues.
His vision for providing adequate shelter for those in need did not stop there. He was responsible for the creation of the Wayne County Neighborhood legal Services (WCNLS) “Housing Placement Center,” which saved the State of Michigan hundreds of thousands of dollars in shelter payments. More importantly the Center has provided decent and adequate housing for families. Additionally, he created WCNLS’ “Homeless Family Rights Project” and its “AIDS Education Project.”
As an original founder of Metro Detroit Habitat for Humanity, Mr. Fobbs was instrumental in guiding its growth and broadening its mission to provide decent housing for God’s families in need. This commitment led him to tackle rehabilitating 72 public housing apartments for homeless families and seniors. He raised over $5 million in support dollars, donations and private and public sector support. Mr. Fobbs has worked tirelessly with the private sector, public sector, and the Christian community to strengthen their support and focus their attention on additional programs tackling the rehabilitation and construction of over 200 homes. This lead to development of jobs and support service programs for those targeted low income and working poor families in neighborhoods like the Brightmoor community, Ravendale, and southwest Detroit, and eventually served as a model for other areas of the state and nation.
Mr. Fobbs has established successful Habitat for Humanity-Metro Detroit business collaborations with Tom Monahan, former President of Domino’s Pizza; Comerica Bank; National Bank of Detroit; Standard Federal Bank; Tom Griesdorn, Vice President and General Manager of WXYZ-Channel Seven (with the creation of their joint video “Let’s Stand Together”); The Salvation Army; the Brightmoor Community; the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Alliance on Crime; and many others.
He served 12 years as a gubernatorial appointee for Michigan’s Wayne County Social Services Board. He worked primarily on parenting and early childhood educational policy, domestic violence, family and children protection policy concerns. Fobbs developed programs to help parents develop healthy coping skills in the raising of their children. Was extensively involved in developing and coordinating parental and child, family support networks at the local, county, and federal level.
Kevin Fobbs has nearly 40 years of wide-ranging experience as a public relations/media consultant, business executive, gubernatorial and presidential appointee, political advisor, writer, and national lecturer. He has been in the forefront of private sector and governmental communications initiatives; devised and implemented strategies to win political and public support for client public policy issues and positions; directed electoral campaigns; and spearheaded as well as managed state and regional referendum, electoral, White House Initiatives, including Education, Social Security, Welfare Reform, Faith-Based Initiatives and many others.
As member and co-chair and coordinator of a variety of private sector government program initiatives for 18 years with Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, he successfully combated unfair union-based city and state “living wage” initiatives rent-control, environmental local and state laws, developing business and government public education initiatives, and many others.
Kevin Fobbs was president of National Urban Policy Action Council (NuPac), a national non-partisan civic and citizen-action organization that focuses on taking the politics out of policy to secure urban America’s future one neighborhood, one city, and one person at a time using color-blind solutions. Worked with the Bush White House on free-market based business and community development initiatives.
Fobbs also coordinated assignments that involved corporate acquisitions, health care regulatory issues and healthcare funding initiatives, local and state educational funding issues, labor disputes, political conflicts, environmental problems, international housing program initiatives in third-world and developing countries and other complex matters for state, national and international public service and government affairs organizations.
He also served as a National Political Columnist for the RNC, was co-founder of the Jackson, MI-based American Conservative Values Television Network station, as well as columnist for Commentary Today.