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.’
El Comité Republicano de Liderazgo Estatal (Republican State Leadership Committee, RSLC) es el principal caucus de líderes estatales republicanos del país, y la única organización nacional cuya misión es la elección de funcionarios republicanos para escaños estatales diferentes al de Presidente y Vicepresidente. Desde el año 2002, el RSLC ha trabajado en la elección de candidatos para los cargos de Vicegobernador, Secretario de Justicia, Secretario de Estado, Legislador Estatal, la rama judicial y otros escaños de ese tipo. El RSLC cuenta con más de 200,000 donantes en los 50 estados. En el ciclo de elecciones 2015-2016, el RSLC invirtió la cifra record de $40 millones en contiendas a nivel estatal, en cuyos resultados los republicanos alcanzaron su posición más sólida en casi cien años. En el 2016, a nivel estatal, los republicanos lograron una cantidad sin precedentes de 69 de 99 mayorías en las cámaras legislativas de estados republicanos, pendulares y demócratas; 31 vicegobernaturas, y aumentaron sus escaños a 31 secretarías de estado. En los tres últimos ciclos electorales, el RSLC amplió sus iniciativas Proyecto de la Mayoría Futura (Future Majority Project) y Right Women, Right Now, invirtiendo más de $18 millones para propiciar la elección de 98 nuevos republicanos de diversas procedencias, así como de 386 nuevas candidatas. Desde su fundación en el 2014, la Iniciativa de Equidad Judicial (Judicial Fairness Initiative) del RSLC ha respaldado con éxito a jueces en Illinois, Michigan, Carolina del Norte, Ohio, Arkansas, Virginia Occidental y Wisconsin. El último ciclo, el RSLC también inauguró el nuevo dominio de alto nivel del Partido Republicano, ‘.gop.’. para más detalles sobre el RSLC, visite el sitio Web www.rslc.gop o siga @RSLC en Twitter.
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.
Chairman of the Board
Former U.S. Congressman
& Attorney General of Florida
Vice-Chairman of the Board
Chairman of the
Prime Policy Group
Former Governor & Lt. Governor
Women Lead PAC Founder
RNC National Committeewoman for Pennsylvania
Matthew Walter, President of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), oversaw the successful 2013-2014 and 2015-2016 election cycles that culminated in Republicans capturing an all-time Party record of 69 of 99 state legislative chamber majorities, 31 lieutenant governor and 31 secretary of state seats, and electing 386 new women and 98 new diverse candidates since the launch of the the Future Majority Project (FMP) and Right Women, Right Now (RWRN) initiatives. Joining the RSLC in 2011, he has also served as RSLC Managing Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Political Director, and launched the RSLC’s Future Majority Project, Right Women, Right Now, and Crossroads Generation initiatives.
Before the RSLC, Matthew served the New York State Republican Party in a variety of roles, including Executive Director, Director of Strategic Planning and Communications Director. He spent 11 years working in the Communications Department at the New York State Senate Majority, and since 1988 has served dozens of campaigns in all major capacities from volunteer to campaign manager for statewide office.