See also: Draft Agenda [PDF]

Jan. 13, 2015
*UPDATED: Mitt Romney will give brief remarks at the USS Midway on Friday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m. It will be open press from 7-7:30 p.m. PT.
**The lunch on Thursday with Dr. Ben Carson has also been moved to 12:45 p.m. PT.

RNC Winter Meeting: “Building on Success”

WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee (RNC) will have its annual winter meeting in San Diego, CA next week on January 14-16. The theme for the week is “Building on Success,” highlighting the RNC’s efforts to ensure future victories while expanding upon last cycle’s accomplishments as we head into an important presidential election. Please find the schedule of open press events below. All times are Pacific Time.
RNC Winter Meeting
January 14-16
Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Wednesday, January 14
11:00 a.m. Press Check-in Opens
All meetings on Wednesday are closed to press.
Thursday, January 15
11:30 a.m. Rising Stars Townhall Meeting - open press
12:45 p.m. RNC Luncheon with Dr. Ben Carson - open press
4:00 p.m. Standing Committee on Rules Meeting - open press
7:00 p.m. RNC Dinner with Governor Scott Walker - open press
Friday, January 16
9:45 a.m. General Session which will include RNC officer elections for Chairman, Co-Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary - open press
1:00 p.m. RNC Luncheon with Governor Rick Perry and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer - open press
7:00 p.m. Mitt Romney to give remarks at USS Midway – open press
Credentials are required for all open press events. Please RSVP to Anna Epstein at .......

Ed. note - Four potential 2016 candidates will be speaking: Carson, Walker, Perry and Romney.

January 14, 2015

RNC Announces July 2016 Convention Dates  

WASHINGTON – The Republican National Committee has selected July 18-21 as the official dates for the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
"I'm pleased to announce the 2016 Republican National Convention will kick off on July 18," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.  "A convention in July is a historic success for our party and future nominee.  The convention will be held significantly earlier than previous election cycles, allowing access to crucial general election funds earlier than ever before to give our nominee a strong advantage heading into Election Day.  
“We're excited to continue working with our partners in Cleveland and we look forward to showcasing everything the city has to offer to our delegates and the world in 2016.”
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus had pledged to move the national convention earlier to give our future nominee the best opportunity to succeed.  A July convention allows the eventual Republican nominee to access critical general election funds earlier than previous election cycles.  This is a historic move that will give the GOP nominee a leg up on winning the White House.
The next official step in the convention process will be the formation of the RNC's Committee on Arrangements.  Members of the committee are appointed by the RNC Chairman.  Until the formation of the committee, the focus will be continued fundraising and logistical efforts for the convention.

Jan. 15, 2014

RNC Announces Four New Rising Stars  

WASHINGTON – Today at the RNC Winter Meeting in San Diego, California, Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day added four new individuals to the RNC Rising Stars program.
These additions make up the fifth group of Rising Stars since the RNC launched the program in 2013. Each of these new voices in the party are given a national platform to promote their diverse perspectives. The group of four are showcased on
Chairman Priebus and Co-Chairman Day announced the next four Rising Stars and joined them in a panel discussion in San Diego.   
·         Anitere Flores, Florida State Senator District 37
·         Conrad James, New Mexico State Representative District 24
·         Hadley Heath Manning, Director of Health Policy at Independent Women’s Forum
·         Sean Reyes, Utah Attorney General
“These four individuals are a fantastic addition to our Rising Stars program,” said Chairman Priebus. “I am thrilled to work with Anitere, Conrad, Hadley, and Sean and I look forward to hearing their unique perspectives as they continue to do great things for the Republican Party.”
“I am excited to welcome another outstanding group of RNC Rising Stars,” said Co-Chairman Day. “These impressive individuals represent the great diversity in our party and I am grateful for all of their hard work.”
Click here to view the Rising Stars webpage.
Biographies of the New RNC Rising Stars:
Anitere Flores, @Anitere_Flores
Senator Anitere Flores represents Senate District 37, which includes Sweetwater, Westchester, Kendall, Country Walk and portions of Southwest Miami-Dade County. She graduated with a BA in Political Science and International Relations from Florida International University, and then received a J.D. from the University Of Florida Levin College Of Law. After law school, Senator Flores was hired by the Florida House of Representatives to work on the Education Council, and later worked for Governor Jeb Bush as his Education Policy Chief. 
Senator Flores served in the Florida House from 2004-2010, serving as Deputy Majority Leader, Chair of the PreK-12 Appropriations Committee, and Chair of the PreK-12 Policy Committee. Prior to being elected a State Representative, she spent two years advocating for university students in her district as Director of State Relations for Florida International University.
As a member of the Florida Senate, Senator Flores is the Chair of the Fiscal Policy Committee, and sits on the Appropriations Committee, Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, Ethics and Elections Committee, Finance and Tax Committee, Health Policy Committee, and Regulated Industries Committee.
Senator Flores also serves on various national and community boards.  She is a member of the National Assessment Governing Board, the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, and the Board of Spectrum Programs, Inc. She has also recently been elected as the Chair of the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation.
Senator Flores is President of Doral College, a recently established accelerated college program.
Senator Flores is married to Dustin Anderson of Sarasota, Florida. Together they have two sons, Máximo Monte and Lucas Ignacio Anderson.
Conrad James
Representative Conrad James was born and raised in Ohio in a family that stressed education and hard work. Conrad graduated from Walnut Ridge High School and then completed his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame. He then received his master’s and doctorate degrees from Cornell University in applied and engineering physics.
Since 2002, he has worked as a research engineer developing microsystem-based sensors and devices. From 2011 to 2012, Conrad represented House District 24 in the 50th New Mexico Legislature, serving on the House Appropriations & Finance and the Voters & Elections Committees. In 2013, Conrad was appointed to the University of New Mexico Board of Regents where he served on the Finance & Facilities Committee and the Health Sciences Center Board. In 2014, he became Vice President of the Board, and in that same year he was successfully re-elected to the state legislature.
Conrad and his wife Natasha are raising three children in Albuquerque where they attend City Church of Albuquerque.
Hadley Heath Manning, @HadleyHeath
Hadley Heath Manning is director of health policy at the Independent Women's Forum, managing all of IWF’s health policy programs. She has worked at IWF since 2010.
Hadley appears frequently in radio and TV outlets across the country, including Fox Business' Cavuto on Business, Stossel Show, Fox News’ Hannity, Your World with Neil Cavuto, and PBS's To the Contrary among others.  Her work has been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, POLITICO, Roll Call, Real Clear Policy, the Tampa Tribune, National Review Online, Daily Caller and
She was a 2012-2013 National Review Institute Washington Fellow and was named to Red Alert Politics “30 Under 30” list in 2013.
Hadley graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar with a bachelor's degree in economics and journalism.
She was recently married now lives with her husband in Denver, Colorado.
Sean Reyes, @SeanReyesAG
Sean Reyes is the 21st Attorney General for Utah and was first appointed in December of 2013. Reyes is Hispanic, Asian and Polynesian, and the first ethnic minority statewide elected official in Utah history. He has been lauded by legislators from both sides of aisle for his work ethic and legal acumen, and won praise from Utah Governor Gary Herbert and his cabinet for increased excellence and transparency in the Attorney General's office. 
Reyes was re-elected this November by one of the widest margins among officeholders nationwide and in a short time, has become a well-respected leader among his peers, serving on the governing body of RAGA (Republican AGs), in leadership for CWAG (Western AGs) and on key committees for NAAG (National AGs). 
He helped lead litigation on key issues nationally, including lawsuits challenging federal overreach in such areas as the environment, gun rights, marriage and, most recently, he helped organize 23 states joining with Texas to challenge the constitutionality of President Obama’s executive action on immigration. He has served on key state and federal commissions, including a national Congressional Commission regarding Hispanic issues and lent his expertise in the law, business and politics to national and international media outlets
In 2008, Reyes was named first-ever “National Outstanding Young Lawyer” by the ABA (bestowed on one out of millions of lawyers annually).  He was the Utah Young Lawyer of the Year as a Partner at the State’s largest law firm where he spent fifteen years litigating blockbuster cases in federal courts across the nation.  Later, he was General Counsel for a tech company and a partner in a venture fund. 
Reyes graduated summa cum laude from BYU and with honors from Berkeley Law.  A former collegiate athlete and MMA fighter, he and his wife, Saysha, are the proud parents of six. 
The Rising Stars program has now featured a total of 22 individuals, including those recognized at previous meetings:
Summer 2013:
·         Karin Agness, Founder and President of the Network of enlightened Women (NeW)
·         Scott G. Erickson, Heritage Foundation Writer and San Jose Police Officer
·         Marilinda Garcia, New Hampshire State Representative
·         T.W. Shannon, Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
Winter 2014:
·         Chelsi P. Henry, Cabinet Aide to the Chief Financial Officer of Florida
·         Alison Howard, Conservative Activist
·         Alex Smith, National Chair of the College Republican National Committee
·         Kimberly Yee, Arizona State Senator
·         Monica Youngblood, New Mexico State Representative
Spring 2014:
·         Amber Barno, Army Veteran, Military Advisory at Concerned Veterans for America, and Senior Fellow at Independent Women's Forum America, and Senior Fellow at Independent Women’s Forum
·         Veronica Muzquiz Edwards, Founder and CEO of InGenesis
·         Lee Jackson, Republican Youth Activist and Member of the RSU 34 Board of Directors
·         Clarice Navarro, Colorado State Representative
·         Mike Pantelides, Mayor of Annapolis
Summer 2014:
·         Will Hurd, United States Representative (TX-23)
·         BJ Pak, Georgia State Representative
·         Amanda Padson, West Virginia State Representative
·         Evelyn Sanguinetti, Lieutenant Governor of Illinois

Jan. 16, 2015

RNC Announces Debate Schedule
Sanctions 9 Debates between now and
March 1, 2016
First Debate to occur in August in Ohio

WASHINGTON – Today, at the Republican National Committee (RNC) Winter Meeting in San Diego, California, the RNC announced that it has sanctioned nine debates from August 2015 through March 1, 2016. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus presented a clear vision for the debate process, including the dates, locations and sponsors. 
The RNC previously appointed a standing committee for presidential primary debates to sanction debates on behalf of the RNC. The committee chose to limit the number of debates, spread the debates across the country by sanctioning no more than one debate per state, allocate the debates over the course of seven months, include a larger conservative media presence and allow campaigns to know and plan for the debate schedule early.  All of the sanctioned debates listed are contingent on further negotiations with the media partners and any future violation of RNC could result in the debate being unsanctioned. 
“The 2016 cycle is underway, and I can tell you it will be a landmark election for Republicans,” Chairman Priebus said. “By constructing and instituting a sound debate process, it will allow candidates to bring their ideas and vision to Americans in a timely and efficient way.  This schedule ensures we will have a robust discussion among our candidates while also allowing the candidates to focus their time engaging with Republican voters.  It is exciting that Republicans will have such a large bench of candidates to choose from, and the sanctioned debate process ensures voters will have a chance to gain a chance to hear from them. The American people are tired of President Obama’s policies, and I am confident the debate process will enable candidates to communicate their ideas and ultimately help us elect a Republican president in 2016 to get our country back on track.”

 In the coming weeks and months the RNC and the broadcast partners will make additional announcements of conservative media partners and panelists.   
The nine debates sanctioned between schedule is listed below:

1. Fox News
    August 2015

2. CNN
    September 2015

    October 2015

4. Fox Business
    November 2015

5. CNN
    December 2015

6. Fox News
    January 2016

7. ABC News
    February 2016
    New Hampshire

8. CBS News
    February 2016
    South Carolina

9. NBC/Telemundo
    February 2016 


    Fox News
    March 2016

    March 2016

    Conservative Media Debate
    Date TBD
    Locations TBD


Jan. 16, 2015

RNC Chairman Elected to a Third Term  

WASHINGTON – Today at the RNC Winter Meeting in San Diego, CA, Chairman Reince Priebus was reelected to a third term. Chairman Priebus will become the longest serving Chairman in modern history and is only the seventh person to serve four years as Republican Party Chairman. Chairman Priebus was first elected Chairman on January 14, 2011, and reelected on January 25, 2013.
Chairman Priebus oversaw the RNC’s efforts during a historic victory for Republicans in 2014. Thanks to Chairman Priebus’ leadership, the RNC made important gains across demographic groups and an unprecedented investment in data. Most importantly, Chairman Priebus transformed the RNC into a year-round party.
Fundraising has also been a hallmark of Chairman Priebus’ past terms. The RNC easily beat the DNC in fundraising for the 2014 election cycle, bringing in $176.9 million through October 15, 2014. Chairman Priebus’ leadership and emphasis on fundraising has allowed the RNC to offer greater support to Republican candidates and state parties.
Chairman Priebus has already begun laying the groundwork for 2016, working hard to improve the debates, the primaries, and the convention.
“I am incredibly humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve as RNC Chairman for a third term,” said Chairman Priebus. “We will build on our success of 2014 to have a successful 2016. I look forward to ensuring that we have the best possible operation in 2016 and I thank all of the hard working candidates, committees, and dedicated volunteers and investors for their support in this effort.”

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Re-election Remarks 

JANUARY 16, 2015

Good Morning.
Thank you. Thank for your support. Thank you your vote to continue the work we started together. I look forward to two more great years, and I feel proud and blessed to serve as your Chairman.
We have more elections this morning, so I’ll try to keep this around 10 minutes. Or, as Hillary Clinton would call it, just a $25,000 speech.
I want to make three things very clear today.
First, 2014 was a historic year for Republicans, and the RNC made it possible.
Second, winning 2016 is going to take a lot more hard work.
And third, for the next two years, we’re going to be laser-focused on the White House—both its current occupant and the Democrats who want to occupy it.
Winning last November took a lot. It required an unprecedented investment in our field program—and a large and talented team. It meant using the best data we’ve ever had to guide the earliest voter-targeting operation we’ve ever deployed.
The RNC, as well as our sister committees and other groups, learned the lessons of the Growth and Opportunity Project. We adapted accordingly.
Two years ago, we said we had to be a full-time, national party. We said we had to be present in communities. We said we’d have the best digital and data program we’ve ever had.
People doubted us. We proved them wrong. For 2016, I’m sure we’ll have doubters again. We’re going to prove them wrong again.
We will focus first and foremost on the things only the RNC can do: Laying the groundwork for our nominee, whoever that is. Preparing a debate and primary system that works for our candidates. Building and maintaining the best data file in history.
Only we can do that. The law says that only the RNC can raise resources and coordinate with Republican campaigns. No other groups, no other PACs, no other organization can do what we do.
As we learned last year, leading by example matters. We aggressively reached out to communities we hadn’t talked to in far too long. Others followed suit. Candidates who worked with us, won.
We also proved that we have to push back forcefully to defeat Democrats fake narratives, like their “War on Women.” Candidates who took that to heart won. And in some cases, Democrat candidates made fools of themselves. We have to do the same thing in 2016.
Of course, other groups are also out there promoting conservative ideas and the Republican message. And I’m glad there’s so much energy on our side that we have other people working to get Republicans elected. But it’s up to us, the RNC, to play the leading role. We’re the gold standard, and we’re going to set the standard even higher this year.
So, number two, how are we going to do that? Many of you have heard me say this already: For 2016, we’re 80 percent of the way there, with 80 percent of the way left to go.
Our ground game has to be bigger.
Our data has to be even better.
Our engagement with minority communities has to continue.
Last cycle, we broke fundraising records. This cycle, we need to break more.
We don’t know who our presidential nominee will be. Despite what some say, we don’t choose the nominee. The delegates and voters do.
But we do have to make sure our process is sound and our debates are informative—and not a field day for the media. We do have to ensure the primary calendar makes sense and leaves us in a strong position. And we’ve done those things.
Now, we have to keep building the infrastructure. Because a nominee can’t do it alone. A good candidate is helpful. But winning the presidency is a team effort—and it’s up to the RNC to prepare now.
Preparing now something only the RNC can do. That’s not my opinion. That’s the law.
And that brings me to Democrats and the White House.
For the last four years, good bills that came from the House got stuck on Harry Reid’s desk. With a Republican Senate, those bills can get a vote.
So now it’s up to President Obama. Will he listen to voters and change course? Or will his desk be the place good legislation goes to die?
Republicans have to keep the pressure on him to listen to voters. But this is also why it’s so important to win the White House in 2016.
The good news is we have great potential candidates for president. Our voters are going to have a real choice. Leaders with diverse backgrounds and diverse experiences. We should be excited because this means real debates and real conversations.
I’d much rather have that than what the Democrats have. They’ve got one candidate ready to coronate herself and a sitting VP who’s been running for president since before I could vote.
Most Americans want something better. 71 percent say they want the next president to have an agenda different from Obama’s.  I can promise you, you’re not going to get something different than Obama with a member of the Obama administration.
So it’s up to us to make the case against the Democrat candidates that want to be Obama’s third term…whether that’s Hillary or Biden or Warren or someone else.
And by the way, the funny thing about Hillary Clinton is that the more people hear from her, the less they like her. In fact, in the last six years, her approval rating was the highest when she was out of the country and off the campaign trail.
People don’t like her so much now that she’s back home campaigning.
And let’s be clear: she is campaigning. She’s just found a way to get paid really, really well for it. For example, bilking cash-strapped public universities for a quarter million dollars to fly in on a private jet and give a speech about nothing. But, she still wants you to know she’s just your average “dead-broke” American.
At the RNC, we’re not waiting until Hillary’s the nominee; we’re not waiting until she announces to go after her record. We’ve been preparing for a long, long time, and we’re Ready for Hillary.
We’re ready to show America that this country can do better than Hillary Clinton and Obama’s third term. Because the next generation deserves better.
It comes down to a question of what kind of country we want for our children.
If we want a country where opportunity is abundant, competition is thriving, and power is in the hands of the people—then we have work to do.
If we want a government that honors the Constitution, respects our tax dollars, and doesn’t intrude into our daily lives—then we have work to do.
And if we want a president who spends less and listens more—then we have work to do. We have to elect a Republican president.
That’s why we’re here. To do what’s right for the future of our country. As we move forward in this cycle, don’t ever lose sight of that. It’s not about me. It’s not about you. It’s not about us.
We serve on this committee because we want what’s best not just for our party, but for our country.
But keep in mind 2016 could be a do our die moment for our party. I’m not one to be dramatic, but I want you to know I’m serious.
We’re feeling good after 2014, but midterms are our natural strength. We started out behind, but it was still like a home field advantage. Now we’re playing on their turf.
Democrats are divided and disappointed right now, but we can’t count on that lasting forever. If we don’t win, what happens to our country? If we don’t win, what happens to our party? Could we function as a national party in the same way?
It’s difficult to keep up with the opposition when you don’t have the presidency; I can promise you that.  So what’s a party chairman going to say in 2017 to our donors and our grassroots if we’re looking at 12 years out of the White House?
We have to win. And we’re going to win.
So for almost everything we do, we have to ask ourselves, “Is this helping us win the White House?” The answer should always be “yes.” That is our number one focus. Too much is at stake. As Vince Lombardi is quoted as saying, “Success demands singleness of purpose.”
I’m still here as your Chairman because I believe in what we’re doing. It’s not glory, it’s a grind. This is still a work in progress, and I want to finish the chapter with you.
If we do that, our party and our country will be better for it. We’ll have a Republican majority in the House, a Republican majority in the Senate, a Republican in the White House—and a more prosperous future for this great country.
Thank you—and God bless.

Jan. 16, 2015

Sharon Day Elected Co-Chairman of RNC

WASHINGTON – Today,  Sharon Day was elected Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) at the RNC Winter Meeting in San Diego, California. This will be Day’s third consecutive term to serve as Co-Chairman of the RNC. 
Co-Chairman Day was an integral part of the success in the 2014 election cycle. She spearheaded the RNC’s “14 in 14” initiative which trained and equipped Republican women to be more involved in mobilizing others to support Republican candidates. Day campaigned across the country hosting women’s workshops, promoting Republican candidates and advocating for conservative principles.
“I want to express my deepest appreciation to Chairman Priebus for his service and my gratitude to members of the committee for selecting me to serve as Co-Chairman for the 2016 election cycle,” said Co-Chairman Day.
The Co-Chair understands that the 2016 presidential cycle will present new challenges, but stands ready to bring the Republican message across the country.  
“We have a unique opportunity to capitalize on the successes of the mid-terms while laying the groundwork for selecting the next president of the United States. It is our responsibility to listen to the American people and bring Republican ideas and policies into our government. Together, we can change the course of history for the next generation.” 

Jan. 16, 2015

RNC Elects Leadership Team

WASHINGTON – Today, the Republican National Committee (RNC) elected the 2016 leadership team at the RNC Winter Meeting in San Diego, California. Reince Priebus was elected Chairman for his third consecutive term, and Sharon Day was selected to serve as Co-Chairman for her third term. Tony Parker was re-elected Treasurer for his third term and Susie Hudson was elected Secretary.  
“It is an honor to serve another term as Chairman of the RNC,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “Each election cycle brings new challenges, and 2016 will not be any different. It will take hard work, but I can assure you, we are ready for the task at hand. We will build on our successes from the last cycle to ensure we win the White House in 2015. It’s time our nation got back on track. Too many Americans are unemployed or underemployed, health care costs continue to rise, and our national security faces new threats every day. Our team will do everything in our power to elect a Republican president, secure our majority in Congress, elect Republicans up and down the ballot, and leave our country a better place for future generations.”
Biographies of New RNC Elected Officials:
Chairman Reince Priebus
Reince Priebus was elected Chairman of the Republican National Committee on January 14, 2011, and reelected on January 25, 2013 and on January 16, 2015. Priebus will become the longest serving chairman in modern history, serving a total of three terms. In his first term as Chairman, Reince oversaw a dramatic turnaround of the RNC, rescuing its finances, rebuilding the operations and implementing the best ground game effort the RNC had ever organized.
In his second term as Chairman, Reince made a commitment to taking the party’s message of freedom and economic opportunity to all states and all communities. By welcoming new voices and voters and harnessing the power of new technology, Reince led the RNC in building the infrastructure needed for a landslide GOP victory in the midterm elections. Chairman Priebus understands 2016 will bring new challenges, but he is determined to capitalize on the midterm successes while engineering new and innovative strategies to elect a Republican to the White House.
A successful chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Reince created the framework that brought about one of the most historic election cycles Wisconsin has ever experienced. During Reince’s tenure, Republicans in Wisconsin not only defeated Russ Feingold by electing Ron Johnson to the Senate, but they also gained two additional U.S. House seats, won the Governor’s office, took back both the state Assembly and the state Senate, while defeating the leaders of both of those chambers.
Reince has a long history in Republican politics, having served on his first campaign at the age of 16. Since then, he worked his way up through the ranks of the Republican Party of Wisconsin as 1st Congressional District Chairman, State Party Treasurer, First Vice Chair, and eventually State Party Chairman. In 2009, Reince served as General Counsel to the RNC, a role in which he volunteered his time to help manage the RNC’s most difficult challenges.
Co-Chairman Sharon Day
Sharon Day was elected Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee on January 14, 2011, and reelected on January 25, 2013 and January 19, 2015 respectively. From 2009-2011, she served as RNC Secretary, and she has served at the grassroots level of the Republican Party in Florida for more than 20 years. Sharon has been a member of the Broward County Republican Executive Committee since 1994 and State Committeewoman from Broward County since 1996. She has served as Florida’s National Committeewoman to the RNC since 2004, and she continues to hold that position today. During the election recount of 2000, Sharon played an important role by identifying and deploying Republican ballot counters in Broward County to ensure a balanced and transparent review occurred. Following that effort, she was appointed to serve on the Committee for Election Reform for the State of Florida by Governor Jeb Bush. In 2006, Sharon was elected one of eight members on the Site Selection Committee for the 2008 RNC Convention, where she was also selected as Chairman of the Convention’s Special Events. She was appointed to the Committee on Arrangements for 2008 and was instrumental in getting the 2012 Convention in her home state of Florida. Sharon was appointed to the Broward County Housing Authority, where she served as the Chairman, and has served as a Commissioner on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. During her service to the Republican Party, Sharon has recruited numerous successful candidates and worked closely with party activists and supporters to spread the Republican message of fewer taxes, less spending and more freedom. In addition she has made opening the doors of our party to women and minorities a priority.

Treasurer Tony Parker
Tony Parker was re-elected to a third term as Treasurer of the Republican National Committee. He was also the Treasurer for the 2012 Republican Convention and served on President George W. Bush’s national finance team. Tony was the District of Columbia’s Republican National Committeeman from 2004 through 2012 and was a delegate to the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Republican Conventions. He was on the Committee on Contests at the 2008 Republican Convention. Mr. Parker is the founder and CEO of Parker Tide Corp., a government contracting company providing human resource, procurement and adjudication resources to the federal government, with projects in 12 states. Previously, Mr. Parker spent over 20 years practicing corporate and tax law. Mr. Parker is on the Board of directors of four NASDAQ companies and is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committee of all four of those companies. Mr. Parker is a Vietnam War Veteran (U.S. Navy), received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his J.D. and Master’s in Tax Law from Georgetown Law Center.

Secretary Susie Hudson

Susie Hudson was elected as the National Committeewoman from Vermont in May of 2008. She has served on the Technology Committee, Budget Committee, Executive Committee and served as the Recorder for the Rules Committee. She was also a former RNC staff member in the positions of Mid-West Legislative Political Director and Mid-West Regional Field Coordinator. She has attended six Republican National Conventions.

Currently, Ms. Hudson is a board member of the Vermont Enhanced 9-1-1, the Vermont Commission on Women and is a member of the Vermont Republican Party Executive Committee. Previously, she served as the Chair of the Washington County Republican Committee, the Victory Chair of the Vermont Republican Party, Secretary and later Executive Director of the Vermont Republican Party, and Chair of the Vermont College Republicans. She was also a Justice of the Peace and a Trustee of Public Funds for the Town of East Montpelier.