Shane Vander Hart

Online Communications Director

Shane Vander Hart serves as the digital communications manager for American Principles Project. He is a frequent contributor to and also serves as the editor-in-chief of, a popular Christian conservative blog.

Mr. Vander Hart has been involved in youth ministry since 1992 in church, para-church, and Christian school settings, and currently works with juvenile offenders in the Des Moines, Iowa, metro area. He has also been an interim pastor for a local Evangelical Free Church and provides pulpit supply for area churches. He has been a member of the Polk County Republican Central Committee since 2006 and has served on their publicity and communications team. Mr. Vander Hart was recently recognized by Campaigns and Elections Magazine as one of the top political influencers in Iowa.

Recent Legislation


Budget-Neutral Paid Family Leave

S. 920, H.R. 1940

Legislation to allow eligible new parents to access Social Security benefits for paid family leave, including the New Parents Act and the CRADLE Act.

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