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 worked to elect candidates to the offices of lieutenant governor, 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 $45 million into state-level races in the 2017-2018 election cycle, which contributed to state-level Republicans maintaining 61 of 99 legislative chamber majorities, holding 25 lieutenant governor seats, and 29 secretaries of state offices. Over the last four election cycles, the RSLC expanded its Future Majority Project and Right Women, Right Now initiatives, spending nearly more than $30 million to elect over 120 new Republicans of diverse ethnicity as well as over 500 new women candidates. In 2014, the RSLC launched the Judicial Fairness Initiative (JFI) and the new top-level domain for the Republican Party, ‘.gop.’ To learn more about the RSLC, please visit or follow @RSLC on 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.