Shawn Steel is a trial attorney who has been serving as a member of the Republican National Committee since 2008. He was elected to the executive committee of the RNC in 2018 and has held various other positions within the RNC, including serving as the Sergeant at Arms at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, and as Deputy Permanent Co-chairman of the convention in 2012.
Steel has also been active in California politics, having served as Chairman of the California Republican Party from 2001 to 2003 and as the co-founder of the successful recall of Governor Gray Davis in 2003, where he was the first signatory on the recall petition with over 1 million signatures.
Steel is also known for being a regular commentator on CNN, Fox, and local Los Angeles media and for his published works, which include over 50 articles in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, San Diego Union, Sacramento Bee, Orange County Register, and Washington Times. He is married to Congresswoman Michelle Steel, who has served since 2021.
Steel's expertise in personal injury and alternative medicine law is reflected in the over 40 articles and book chapters he has written on these subjects. He is also a sought-after speaker, regularly lecturing on re-licensing credits for doctors throughout California.
Steel has been teaching Ethics and Jurisprudence to aspiring doctors at Cleveland Chiropractic College since 1991 and was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson to serve on the California Acupuncture Board, where he held the position of Chairman for two consecutive years. Steel's advocacy has extended to legislative testimony as he continues to fight for patients' rights by changing laws.