Kathryn “Kat” Gates-Skipper - Republican Club of Lakeland President

Kathryn “Kat” Gates-Skipper, U. S. Marine Corps Veteran

Kathryn “Kat” Gates-Skipper served 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and Reserves.  As in the hymn of the Marine Corps, she was born on the shores of Tripoli where she was adopted by an Air Force Colonel and his wife at Wheelus Air Base in Tripoli, Libya, N. Africa and became a Naturalized Citizen of the United States at 3 years old.  

Today, Kat owns an Airport Transportation Company, which has been in business for over 25 years. She is an active Board Member at the Orlando VA Hospital, Gov. DeSantis “Forward March” Veterans Initiative Board, President of the Lakeland Republican Club and President of the Veterans Republican Club of Polk County (1st one in Polk County and the entire state of Florida) and a 2019 graduate of the Lake Wales Leadership Class #23…….

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Presidents Message


I hope everyone is healthy and safe! Please remember our local businesses and continue to support them during these difficult times. Remember, you are not alone and we are in this together. Please feel free to contact me is I can be of any assistance. Our board is here to serve you! Also, make sure you’re abiding by the CDC’s recommendations regarding social distancing, cleaning commonly used surfaces frequently, washing your hands frequently, and limiting your travel.
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God bless our troops, God bless our President, and God bless the USA!
Kathryn “Kat” Gates-Skipper, President

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