It’s the Republican Party, future version - minus political glitz, and with a focus on hard work.
GOPAC, the political action committee established in 1979 to groom future campaign heavyweights, is hosting an “Emerging Leaders Summit” in New York City through Wednesday. to herald the prowess of 20 state lawmakers and officials who are up to the challenge of a party at the crossroads.
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is there to cheer them on and offer a boot camp of sorts for the many obstacles faced by state legislators.
“There has never been a more critical time for the Republican Party to ensure we have prepared leaders who can move our party and nation forward,” says GOPAC Chairman Frank Donatelli.
Here are the new GOP up-and-comers:
Florida State Representative Jason Brodeur
North Carolina State Representative Justin Burr
Illinois State Representative John Cabello
Virginia Delegate Peter Farrell
Tennessee State Senator Mark Green
Georgia State Senator Tyler Harper
Connecticut State Representative Tony Hwang
Ohio Representative Stephanie Kunze
Iowa State Representative John Landon
Colorado State Representative Polly Lawrence
Michigan State Representative Tom Leonard
Oklahoma State Representative Charles McCall
California Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez
Colorado State Representative Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff
Ohio State Senator Larry Obhof
West Virginia Delegate Amanda Pasdon
Ohio State Senator Bob Peterson
Wisconsin State Senator Tom Tiffany
Texas State Representative Scott Turner
Indiana State Senator Carlin Yoder
New Mexico State Representative Monica Youngblood