GOPAC Launches Federal Program: Called Up


Endorses State Rep. Fincher in Alabama Special

Today, GOPAC announced its endorsement of Alabama State Representative Chad Fincher in the Alabama 1st District special election and with it, the launch of a new federally focused program aimed at transitioning proven state and local leaders to higher office.

For the past 35 years, GOPAC’s mission has been to strengthen the Republican Party by supporting young conservative leaders and ensuring they have the skills and resources necessary to seek ever-higher positions of leadership. During recent election cycles, GOPAC’s efforts have helped ensure Republican majorities in 27 state legislatures. GOPAC’s new program, “Called Up: A New Generation of Proven Leaders,” will provide support for GOPAC affiliated legislators running for federal office.

“Much like in Major League Baseball, we have diligently worked to foster the talents of young leaders and build a deep bench of battle-tested candidates. These rising conservative stars have proven themselves on the state and local levels, and it is now time to call them up to higher office,” said GOPAC Chairman Frank Donatelli. “Starting with the Alabama special election and continuing into the 2014 cycle, ‘Called Up’ will allow us to re-engage on the federal level, foster our talented state legislators into higher office, and attain the culmination of GOPAC’s vision.”

“Rep. Fincher has proven himself to be a principled conservative leader through his service in the Alabama House of Representatives. Through his involvement with GOPAC, we have enjoyed the opportunity to work with him to advance conservative ideas to create jobs, get government spending under control, and make government more effective in delivering public services,” said GOPAC President David Avella. “He truly embodies GOPAC’s mission of promoting to higher office promising leaders who have shown an ability to campaign and legislate effectively at the state level. His skills and experience are very much needed in Congress.”

Rep. Fincher is a member of the Alabama House of Representatives and currently serves as Chairman of the Agriculture Committee. He was first elected in 2006 and continues to work as a licensed realtor. He has successfully managed some of the most controversial bills in the legislature this quadrennium, including a teacher tenure reform bill that passed in 2011. In 2013, he also sponsored legislation that led to school choice for students in failing institutions.

Rep. Fincher is a past participant of GOPAC’s State and Local Summits in 2011 and 2012. The summit provides opportunity for state legislators to share policy ideas and trade best practices to advance free-market conservatism across all levels of government.

Find out more about Called Up.