The Washington Times - June 17, 2013, 11:19AM

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