Gary Bauer is a politician and activist. He served in President Ronald Reagan's administration for eight years, as Under Secretary of Education and as President Reagan's Chief Domestic Policy Advisor. While serving at the Education Department, Bauer was named Chairman of President Reagan's Special Working Group on the Family. Bauer served as the president of the Family Research Council from 1988-1999. In 1999, he resigned his position to run for President. In February 2000, after only receiving 1% of the vote in the New Hampshire primary, he dropped out of the race and endorsed John McCain.