Republican State Leadership Committee

The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) is the largest caucus of Republican state leaders in the country and the only national organization whose mission is to elect Republicans to multiple down-ballot, state-level offices. Since 2002, the RSLC has been working to elect candidates to the offices of lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state legislator, the judiciary and other down ticket races. The RSLC has nearly 200,000 donors in all 50 states. The RSLC invested a record $40 million into state-level races in the 2015-2016 election cycle, which ended with state-level Republicans in their strongest position in nearly 100 years. In 2016, state-level Republicans maintained a record 69 of 99 legislative chamber majorities in red, purple and blue states, held 31 lieutenant governor seats, and grew to 31 secretaries of state. Over the last three election cycles, the RSLC expanded its Future Majority Project and Right Women, Right Now initiatives, spending more than $18 million to elect 98 new Republicans of diverse descent, as well as 386 new women candidates. Since its founding in 2014, the RSLC’s Judicial Fairness Initiative has successfully supported conservative justices in Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Arkansas, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The RSLC also launched the new top-level domain for the Republican Party, ‘.gop.’

Chairman

Bill McCollum | RSLC Chairman

Bill McCollum served as Attorney General of Florida from 2007 to 2011, where he addressed issues ranging from a constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act to consumer protection, mortgage and Medicaid fraud, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. As a member of the Florida Cabinet, Bill was one of four statewide elected officials who shared executive power over the state pension fund, the Financial Services Commission, the Division of Bond Finance and the Department of Revenue.

Bill also served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Florida’s 8th district, from 1981 to 2001, where he served on the Judiciary, Banking and Financial Services, and Intelligence committees. During his Congressional service, Bill held a number of leadership positions, including chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime; chairman of the Subcommittee on Human Intelligence, Analysis and Counterintelligence; vice chairman of the Banking and Financial Services Committee; ranking member of the subcommittee overseeing the Federal Reserve; and vice chairman of the House Republican Conference for three terms. He was one of the 15 members selected to serve on the House Committee to Investigate the Iran-Contra Affair.