Brett Kavanaugh Bio
Brett Kavanaugh born Brett Michael Kavanaugh, is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Kavanaugh, a conservative judge from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was chosen by President Trump to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh was a member of Lawyers for Bush-Cheney during the 2000 campaign and was a regional coordinator for the campaign. He also participated in the Florida recount and served as a White House counsel to George W. Bush and then staff secretary until 2006, when Bush appointed him to his current position on the federal bench.
He was part of independent counsel Kenneth Starr’s team during the investigation of then-President Bill Clinton, specifically assigned to investigate Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster’s suicide.
Brett Kavanaugh Age
He was born on Feburuary 12, 1965, in Washington, D.C., U.S., and raised in Bethesda, Maryland. At age 41, he was the youngest federal circuit judge at the time of his appointment.
Brett Kavanaugh Parents
He was born to Martha Gamble and Everett Edward Kavanaugh Jr. His mother was a history teacher at Woodson and McKinley high schools in Washington in the 1960s and 1970s. She earned her law degree from Washington College of Law in 1978 and served as a Maryland state Circuit Court Judge from 1995 to 2001. His father was the president of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association for two decades.
Brett Kavanaugh Education
Brett Kavanaugh attended Georgetown Preparatory School. He then graduated cum laude from Yale University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts and from Yale Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 1990.
Brett Kavanaugh Wife
Kavanaugh met his wife, Ashley Estes, when she was personal secretary to President George W. Bush while Kavanaugh was also working in the White House. Currently, she is Chevy Chase Village (Md.) Section 5 town manager.
Brett Kavanaugh Children
Brett Kavanaugh and his wife Ashley Estes married in 2004 and they have two children, Liza Kavanaugh and Margaret Kavanaugh.
Brett Kavanaugh Religion
He is Catholic. He regularly serves as a lector at Washington, D.C. church, the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. He has also served as a tutor at the Washington Jesuit Academy, a Catholic private school in the District of Columbia.
Brett Kavanaugh Salary
Brett Kavanaugh disclosed in 2018 that he earned a $220,000 salary as a federal judge and $27,000 as a lecturer at Harvard Law School during the year 2017. Circuit court judges currently earn $220,600 a year and once confirmed to the Supreme Court, his salary would increase to $255,300. His 2006 to 2009 financial disclosures lists his spouse as taking a salary from the George W. Bush Library Foundation as administrative staff.
Brett Kavanaugh Net Worth
His personal financial disclosures total between $15,001 and $65,000 (Bank of America accounts, $15,001 to $50,000; Employee Retirement System of Texas, $15,000 or less). His 2011 disclosure, though, lists a Bank of America account that was valued between $100,000 and $250,000. His liabilities total between $15,001 and $95,000 (Chase credit card $15,000 or less; Thrift Savings Plan loan between $15,001 and $50,000; Bank of America credit card $15,000 or less). He and his wife, Ashley, bought their home in the upscale Washington suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland, for $1.2 million in 2006, according to state property records.
Brett Kavanaugh Political Views
Kavanaugh believes that a sitting president should be protected from litigation and criminal investigations because they “are time-consuming and distracting.” Kavanaugh has said that it’s important not to be a partisan when one becomes a judge. “Check those political allegiances at the door when you become a judge,” Kavanaugh said in 2015 in a speech at Catholic University’s law school.