Mission

The Republican State Leadership Committee’s (RSLC) Future Majority Project (FMP) seeks to identify, recruit, train and support candidates who better reflect the full diversity of our nation. Launched in 2011, FMP supports men and women from diverse communities as they run to grow the economy, support job creators and focus on ways to keep more money in the pockets of working families. The efforts are helping to build a strong bench of current and future Republican leaders.

El Proyecto de la Mayoría Futura (Future Majority Project, FMP) del Comité Republicano de Liderazgo Estatal (Republican State Leadership Committee, RSLC) tiene como objetivo reclutar, entrenar y respaldar a candidatos que mejor reflejen la diversidad total de nuestra nación. FMP, creado en el 2011, apoya a hombres y mujeres de comunidades diversas en su postulación para incrementar la economía, apoyar a los creadores de empleos, y concentrarse en formas para que las familias trabajadoras tengan más ingresos. Los esfuerzos de FMP contribuyen a la creación de una sólida bancada de líderes republicanos actuales y futuros.

Facts

•Building upon FMP’s 2012 successes – in which the RSLC invested $5 million and focused on candidates of Hispanic descent and increasing targeted outreach to younger voters – the RSLC became bigger, broader and bolder in extending the reach of FMP for the 2013-2014 cycle. Since 2013, FMP has incorporated a 50-state strategy and focused on recruiting candidates of all diverse backgrounds to run for state-level offices nationwide to ensure there would be a significant increase in Republican diverse elected officials at the state level.

• For the 2015-2016 cycle, FMP invested $7 million – in partnership with the RSLC’s Right Women, Right Now initiative – to identify, recruit and support 200 new, state-level diverse candidates in 36 states.

• Through these efforts, FMP and RWRN saw 23 new candidates of diverse ethnicity elected, as well as 163 new women. FMP also saw 17 diverse elected officials enter leadership.

• In 2015-2016, FMP supported notable candidates such as Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton, the first African American elected statewide in Kentucky; Shane Aguirre (HD-17), the first Latino elected to the Mississippi state House; Jason Miyares (HD-82), the first Cuban American to serve as a Virginia Delegate; and Affie Ellis, the first Native American woman elected to the Wyoming legislature.

• Since FMP’s founding, RSLC staff has visited over 30 states for in-person recruitment meetings, candidate trainings and events primarily in the Desert Southwest, Pacific Northwest and Midwest/Great Lakes regions.

• In partnership with the RSLC’s RLCC, RLGA and RSSC caucuses, FMP has hosted nine small business roundtables with women and minority business leaders in California, Washington, Iowa, Indiana and Pennsylvania.

• Since FMP’s founding, seven diverse Republican lieutenant governors and secretaries of state were elected or appointed who are serving today: Carlos Lopez-Cantera (Florida Lt. Governor), Evelyn Sanguinetti (Illinois Lt. Governor), Jenean Hampton (Kentucky Lt. Governor), Boyd Rutherford (Maryland Lt. Governor), John Sanchez (New Mexico Lt. Governor), Dave Lopez (Oklahoma Secretary of State) & Rolando Pablos (Texas Secretary of State).

• Atendiendo a los éxitos del FMP en el 2012 – cuando invirtió $5 millones, se enfocó en los candidatos de ascendencia hispana, e incrementó el contacto dirigido con los votantes más jóvenes– el RSLC amplió con mayor intensidad, extensión y audacia el alcance del FMP para el ciclo 2013-2014. Desde el 2013, el FMP ha incorporado una estrategia para los 50 estados, y se ha enfocado en el reclutamiento de candidatos de diversas procedencias para su postulación a cargos de nivel estatal, a fin de garantizar un crecimiento significativo en los funcionarios estatales electos republicanos de procedencia diversa.• En el ciclo 2015-2016, el FMP invirtió $7 millones – en colaboración con la iniciativa Right Women, Right Now del RSLC– para identificar, reclutar y respaldar a 200 nuevos candidatos diversos en 36 estados.

• Con estas iniciativas, el FMP y RWRN lograron la elección de 22 nuevos candidatos de etnias diversas, así como de 163 nuevas candidatas. Además, el FMP propició que 17 funcionarios electos diversos se incorporaran al liderazgo.

• En el período 2015-2016, el FMP respaldó a candidatos notables como la vicegobernadora Jenean Hampton, primera afroamericana elegida a nivel estatal en Kentucky; a Shane Aguirre (HD-17), el primer hispano electo a la cámara estatal de Mississippi; a Jason Miyares (HD-82), el primer cubanoamericano en ocupar el cargo de delegado en Virginia; y a Affie Ellis, la primera indígena norteamericana elegida para la legislatura de Wyoming.

• Desde la fundación del FMP, el equipo del RSLC ha visitado más de 30 estados para realizar reuniones individuales de reclutamiento, capacitación de candidatos y eventos, sobre todo en las regiones del Suroeste Desértico, el Noroeste del Pacífico, y Centro Oeste/Grandes Lagos.

• El FMP, en colaboración con los cónclaves o caucuses del RLCC, RLGA y RSSC del RSLC, ha llevado a cabo nueve mesas redondas de pequeñas empresas con mujeres y líderes de negocios de minorías étnicas en California, Washington, Iowa, Indiana y Pensilvania.

• Desde la fundación del FMP, han sido electos o designados siete vicegobernadores y secretarios de estado diversos, en actual ejercicio de sus cargos: Carlos López-Cantera (vicegobernador de la Florida); Evelyn Sanguinetti (vicegobernadora de Illinois); Jenean Hampton (vicegobernadora de Kentucky); Boyd Rutherford (vicegobernador de Maryland); John Sánchez (vicegobernador de Nuevo México); Chris Benge (secretario de estado de Oklahoma) y Carlos Cascos (secretario de estado de Tejas).


Oklahoma

T.W. Shannon
Chairman
Former House Speaker

Nevada

Governor Brian Sandoval
Honorary Co-Chair

New Mexico

Governor Susana Martinez
Honorary Co-Chair

Ohio

Niraj Antani
State Representative for House District 42

New Mexico

Alonzo Baldonado
Representative for House District 8

Hector Barreto
Former Small Business Administrator under President George W. Bush

Oklahoma

Lisa Johnson Billy
State House Floor Leader and Representative for House District 42

Illinois

John Cabello
State Representative for House District 98

New Mexico

Sharon Clahchischilliage
State Representative for House District 4

Puerto Rico

Jenniffer Gonzalez Colon
House Leader in Puerto Rico

Florida

Jose Felix Diaz
State Representative for House District 116

Missouri

Shamed Dogan
State Representative for House District 98

Michigan

Daniela Garcia
State Representative for House District 90

Texas

Larry Gonzales
State Representative for House District 52

South Dakota

Jenna Haggar
State Senator for Senate District 10

Connecticut

Tony Hwang
State Senator for Senate District 28

Pennsylvania

Harry Lewis Jr.
State Representative for House District 74

Rosario Marin
Fmr. U.S. Treasurer under President George W. Bush

Arizona

Steve Montenegro
State Senator for Senate District 13

Colorado

Clarice Navarro-Ratzlaff
State Representative for House District 47

Florida

Jose Oliva
State Representative for House District 110

Georgia

B.J. Pak
State Representative for House District 108

Wisconsin

Jessie Rodriguez
State Assemblywoman for House District 21

Illinois

Evelyn Sanguinetti
Lieutenant Governor

Colorado

Libby Szabo
Jefferson County Commissioner for District 1 and Former State Assistant Minority Leader and Representative for House District 27

West Virginia

Jill Upson
State Representative for House District 65

Oregon

Jackie Winters
State Senator for Senate District 10

Contact

Neri Martinez, FMP Executive Director
nmartinez@rslc.gop
202.448.7986
For press inquiries about the FMP, please email press@rslc.com