Washington, DC — Today, the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced that Ronna Romney McDaniel will be the next Deputy Chair of the RNC, in line for the position of Chairwoman when current RNC Chairman Reince Priebus becomes President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff next month. While the Republican National Lawyers Association is fully separate from the RNC, we congratulate our fellow Republican organization on an excellent selection for its next leader and congratulate Ronna Romney McDaniel.
RNLA Chair Kimberly Reed said: "As the first female Chair of the Republican National Lawyers Association, I congratulate Ronna Romney McDaniel on being named Deputy Chair of the RNC. She ably led the Michigan Republican Party in a pivotal year that turned the key swing state of Michigan from blue to red for the first time in a presidential election since 1988. We look forward to her bringing that talent to the RNC to make a difference for our nation at the start of the Trump."
The RNC Chair is the national leader of the Republican Party, tasked with bringing the disparate coalitions that compose the Party together to advance Republican policy goals and elect Republican candidates. Ms. Romney McDaniel, Michigan native and niece of 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has served as Michigan’s representative to the RNC and as Chair of the Michigan Republican Party. She worked tirelessly on behalf of Republican candidates in Michigan this election cycle, bringing together different coalitions within the Party in Michigan.
RNLA’s Michigan Chapter Chair Jason Hanselman stated: "Congratulations to Ronna Romney McDaniel. Ronna is an excellent choice after leading the effort to win Michigan for Donald Trump, the first Republican Presidential candidate to win Michigan in 28 years—something many people said was impossible. Ronna's vision, leadership, and fundraising acumen allowed the Michigan Republican Party to achieve historic victories this year. And winning the election once was not enough for Ronna. She also worked tirelessly to defeat Jill Stein's wasteful recount effort—recruiting and organizing volunteers while overseeing the litigation that ultimately ceased the recount in Michigan. I wish Ronna the best in this new endeavor and am confident that she will bring to the RNC the same level of excellence she brought to the Michigan Republican Party."
"The person who leads the RNC has a tremendous impact on the Republican Party and the entire country. Ronna Romney McDaniel is an excellent choice to succeed Reince Priebus," said Elliot Berke, President of RNLA.
RNLA is the national organization of Republican attorneys. The mission of RNLA is to advance professionalism; open, fair and honest elections; career opportunity; and Republican ideals. For more information, please visit http://www.rnla.org.