- Spring 1995
John A. Schall was the 1994 Republican nominee for the U.S. Congress in Michigan's 13th District. Mr. Schall, a Bush Administration official and former White House staff member, has focused his ten years in government on helping to find solutions to the problems Americans face in their daily lives. He has led efforts in health care reform, welfare reform, job training, and education.
Mr. Schall began his public service career during the Reagan Administration in the White House Office of Management and Budget, a position he held from July 1984 to July 1987. From July 1987 until January 1989, he was Legislative Director to Congressman Connie Mack and acted as Issues Director in Rep. Mack's successful 1988 senate campaign in Florida. When President Bush took office in January 1989, Mr. Schall served as a domestic policy adviser and deputy for the Domestic Policy Council. After two and a half years in the White House, Mr. Schall was tapped to be the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Labor, the youngest Chief of Staff of a cabinet department in the U.S. government.
Mr. Schall also has considerable private sector experience in running his own labor consulting business. In 1993, he acted as a consultant to Michigan Governor John Engler on labor issues, including creation of the Michigan Jobs Commission, and as a consultant to the National Alliance of Business and to individual companies.