RNLA Honors Ron Hicks with Robert J. Horn Chairman’s Award

Washington, D.C. — The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) is pleased to announce that its second Robert J. Horn Chairman’s Award will be bestowed on Ron Hicks during the 17th National Election Law Seminar in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 3-4, 2018.


"Ron Hicks is an excellent lawyer and good friend. He has worked hard to insure that elections are conducted fairly and freely and that every vote counts. We at RNLA especially appreciate his guidance as our General Counsel and Member of our Board. I am delighted to be able to present him with the Chairman’s Award," said John Ryder, Chair of RNLA.


RNLA Executive Director Michael Thielen agreed: “When we created a ‘task force’ on Election Day Operations (EDO), Ron was the obvious choice to lead the effort. He has spoken across the country on EDO-related issues and is a recognized leader. He has worked diligently for years in Pennsylvania ensuring elections are open, fair, and honest.”


Ron is a civil trial and appellate attorney who represents local, statewide and federal Republican candidates in Pennsylvania. In addition to serving as general counsel for candidates and political committees, Ron handles a variety of election law disputes, including election contests, ballot recounts, nomination objections, and absentee and provisional ballot challenges. Since 2004, Ron participates in and plans EDO, and he regularly trains volunteers on Pennsylvania election processes and procedures.


Ron is Co-General Counsel and a member of the Board of Governors for the Republican National Lawyers Association, and he is a founding board member and former chair of the RNLA’s Pittsburgh Chapter. He is Chair of the RNLA’s task force on EDO. He serves as the Deputy Solicitor for Western Pennsylvania for the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, an elected member of the Republican Committees of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh, the County Committee’s Solicitor, and chair of the City Committee’s 3rd Council District.


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 Founding Chairman, who succeeded in significantly advancing the integrity of elections throughout his or her professional lifetime by founding and promoting the Republican National Lawyers Association.


The 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.