RNLA Recognizes Creation of Lawyers for Trump, Praises National Co-Chairs

The Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) congratulates the Donald J. Trump for President campaign on the creation of Lawyers for Trump. The over 6,000-members of the RNLA look forward to working with Lawyers for Trump to ensure an open, fair, and honest election this fall.

Lawyers for Trump also announced four national co-chairs who are preeminent attorneys on the forefront of the fight for the rule of law: Harmeet Dhillon, Stefan Passantino, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

Harmeet Dhillon is a civil rights attorney from California who serves as the RNLA’s Co-Chair and as the RNC Committeewoman from California.

RNLA Executive Director Michael Thielen shared these words: "I have known Harmeet for over a decade. She has always been a fighter and a leader. Whether it is battling the California Government to allow President Trump on the ballot or for college students’ First Amendment rights, Harmeet has been a leading lawyer who fights for what is right and wins. She will make a great Co-Chair for Lawyers for Trump."

Stefan Passantino served as Deputy White House Counsel under President Trump and currently represents President Trump in private practice. He also serves on the RNLA’s Board of Governors.

RNLA President David Warrington stated: "Stefan is widely respected for both his legal skills and his personal integrity. He has long been a leader in the RNLA, and we have been privileged to work with him on many projects, including our ballot access project before the 2016 election, which he led. Congratulations to him on the well-deserved honor of being named Co-Chair of Lawyers for Trump, and the RNLA looks forward to continuing to work with him to promote open, fair, and honest elections."

Ken Paxton has served as Attorney General of Texas since 2015 and previously served in both houses of the Texas legislature after a career of private practice.

RNLA Chair Manuel Iglesias said: “Attorney General Paxton has been a leader in the fight against vote fraud in Texas and a national voice supporting the rule of law, especially when fighting back against federal overreach under the Obama administration. His experience and expertise will be a vital addition to Lawyers for Trump and its efforts to ensure an open, fair, and honest election this fall."

Leslie Rutledge is the first woman to be elected Attorney General of Arkansas. She previously served as Deputy Counsel in the Office of Governor Mike Huckabee, Deputy Counsel at the National Republican Congressional Committee, and Counsel for the Republican National Committee.

RNLA First Vice President David Bowsher praised her: “As Attorney General of Arkansas, Leslie Rutledge has clearly demonstrated that she is one of our best and brightest. President Trump is fortunate to have her as one of the leaders of Lawyers for Trump.”

The RNLA seeks to promote open, fair and honest elections at all levels of American society in a non-discriminatory manner and to provide access to the polls to all qualified and eligible voters.


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