RNLA Honors Charles H. Bell, Jr. as the 2021 Recipient of the Betty Murphy Award

The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) is pleased to announce Charles H. Bell, Jr., “Chuck,” as the recipient of the 2021 Betty Murphy Award, which will be presented at the National Policy Conference on September 24, in Arlington, Virginia. Chuck is the founding partner of Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP in Sacramento, California where he practices political and election law.

The Betty Murphy Award this award is given each year to an unsung hero, member, trailblazer, with entrepreneurial spirit, a community service leader, an organization builder who inspires others' efforts.

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RNLA Opposes the Nomination of Myrna Pérez to the Second Circuit

In a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley, the RNLA announced its opposition to the nomination of Myrna Pérez to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. RNLA previously opposed Ms. Pérez’s unsuccessful nomination to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. The text of the letter can be viewed below. For a PDF version, click here

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RNLA Honors Justin Riemer “for Protecting the Honesty and Accuracy of Elections”

The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) is pleased to announce that its fifth Robert J. Horn Chairman’s Award will be bestowed on Justin Riemer during the 20th National Election Law Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 13-14, 2021.

The Robert J. Horn Chairman’s Award is an award presented to individuals for nationally distinguished service to the citizens of the United States of America for protecting the honesty and accuracy of elections. It is presented in honor of the late Founding Chairman, who succeeded in significantly advancing the integrity of elections throughout his professional lifetime by founding and promoting the Republican National Lawyers Association.

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Message from RNLA President David Bowsher

It is my honor to be elected RNLA President for 2021.  While building on the work of my predecessors such as David Warrington, it is my hope to be forward-looking as we return to normalcy.  One of RNLA’s missions is to provide a network for “lawyers committed to lives of significant career accomplishment.”  Toward that end, I look forward to moving ahead with our much-delayed National Policy Conference and 30th Anniversary Celebration on September 24, 2021 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.  I am confident that COVID-19 restrictions will be such by this time that an in-person event with proper precautions can occur.  

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RNLA Elects New Board of Governors Members

The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) elected seven new members to its Board of Governors at its annual board meeting on December 16, 2020. These elite attorneys will help to lead the over 6,000-member strong organization.

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RNLA Elects David K. Bowsher as President

On December 16, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) elected David K. Bowsher as the new president of the organization. He will help to lead the over 6000-member-strong organization in 2021.

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RNLA Congratulates RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel

Chairwoman McDaniel’s faithful service to the Republican Party foreshadows all she will continue to do in her newly elected coming term as RNC Chair. RNLA salutes RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel’s relentless efforts this past election cycle on behalf of Republicans across the country.

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RNLA Statement on the 2020 Election

The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) issued the following statement on the 2020 election:

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RNLA Statement on Open, Fair, and Honest Elections

Washington, D.C. — The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) believes that elections should be open, fair, and honest, particularly amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic:

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RNLA Election Experts Available to Discuss Issues Surrounding Election Day

The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) has a team of leading election law lawyers available to speak to the media regarding election administration, integrity, and litigation issues surrounding the 2020 election and the importance of open, fair, and honest elections.

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