GOPAC Announces 2015 Class of Emerging Leaders

April 27, 2015

Arlington, VA — Today, GOPAC announced its 2015 Class of Emerging Leaders, talented state legislators who have demonstrated potential to have a positive impact in their state and in the Republican Party.

“Our Emerging Leaders program ensures a roster of prepared and tested Republicans ready to lead in their state legislatures and run for higher office.” said GOPAC Chairman David Avella. “As evidenced by past honorees now serving in Congress or as leaders in their state legislative chambers, this program has proven effective at advancing the Republican Party’s next generation. Further, Republican majorities in 69 of 99 state legislative chambers have proven a tremendous advantage in federal elections.”

The Emerging Leaders program is a yearlong initiative to coach and develop state legislators from across the country on how to be effective legislative leaders. This year’s class will begin their involvement at the 5th Annual Emerging Leaders Summit, which takes place from June 8th to 11th. The Summit gives participants the opportunity to learn from policy experts, veteran lawmakers, communications professionals and seasoned political strategist as well as each other. These leaders return to their states better equipped to advance the ideas they are championing and prepare for the rigors of campaigning for higher office. To be selected, an emerging leader must be nominated by a member of the organization’s Legislative Leaders Advisory Board or the legislative leader in their state.

GOPAC’s 2015 Class of Emerging Leaders:
• Kentucky State Senator Ralph Alvarado
• Nevada Assemblyman Derek Armstrong
• Oklahoma State Senator Stephanie Bice
• Florida State Senator Rob Bradley
• Wisconsin State Representative Robert Brooks
• North Carolina State Representative Brian Brown
• Ohio State Senator David Burke
• Michigan State Representative Lee Chatfield
• West Virginia State Senator Ryan Ferns
• New Hampshire State Representative Bart Fromuth
• Alabama State Representative Danny Garrett
• Texas State Representative Craig Goldman
• South Carolina State Representative Daniel Hamilton
• Indiana State Senator Erin Houchin
• California Assemblywoman Young Kim
• Indiana State Representative Cindy Kirchhofer
• Ohio State Representative Sarah LaTourette
• Georgia State Senator P.K. Martin
• Virginia House Majority Whip Jackson Miller
• Arizona House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro
• Texas State Senator Charles Perry
• New Jersey Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg
• Utah State Senator Todd Weiler

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