The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to electing more Republicans to state legislatures.  The RLCC’s primary mission is gaining and growing Republican control of more state legislative chambers by targeting national resources to support winnable local races. Since its formation in 2003, the RLCC has assisted in bringing successes to numerous legislative chambers, and winning historic majorities in states nationwide. In the 2015-2016 cycle, Republicans retained an all-time high of 69 of 99 Republican and flipped an additional three chambers in Kentucky, Iowa and Minnesota, as well as bringing the Connecticut Senate to a tie. The RLCC provides financial support, leadership development and strategic assistance to state legislatures, ensuring that candidates are equipped with the necessary tools to run effective and efficient campaigns.

CHAIRMAN

Chairman Mike Turzai 
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Mike Turzai   |  Pennsylvania Speaker of the House

Mike Turzai was unanimously elected Speaker of the House on January 6, 2015 by his House Colleagues; he is now in his eighth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Winning a special election in 2001 for a seat in the 28th Legislative District, Mike represents communities in the North Hills of Allegheny County.

Born in Sewickley and raised in Moon Township, Mike developed his tenacity and strong work ethic from his parents and family. After graduating from Our Lady of Sacred Heart High School in 1977, Mike earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame before earning his Juris Doctor from Duke University in 1987.

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VICE – CHAIRMAN

Chairman Linda Upmeyer
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Linda Upmeyer  |  Iowa Speaker of the House

Speaker Linda Upmeyer was first elected to the Iowa House in 2002 and is serving her eighth term.

Linda was born on July 23, 1952, in Mason City. Her father, Del Stromer, was a farmer and a former Speaker of the Iowa House.  Her mother, Harriet, is a homemaker and was longtime aide to Del.  Linda has one brother, David, a farmer in Garner, and a sister, Pam, in Dublin, Ohio.

Upmeyer grew up in Garner on the family farm, graduating from Garner High School in 1970.

She attended North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) and the University of Iowa, receiving her BSN. She also received her Master’s in Nursing from Drake University (Summa Cum Laude).  She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

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Colorado
Kevin Grantham

Kevin Grantham
Senate President

Florida
Lizabeth Benacquisto

Lizabeth Benacquisto
Senator

Indiana
Brian Bosma

Brian Bosma
Speaker of the House

Kentucky
Jonathan Shell

Jonathan Shell
House Majority Floor Leader

Kentucky
Robert Stivers

Robert Stivers
Senate President

Minnesota
Kurt Daudt

Kurt Daudt
Speaker of the House

Mississippi
Phil Gunn

Phil Gunn
Speaker of the House

Missouri
Todd Richardson

Todd Richardson
Speaker of the House

New Jersey
Tom Kean

Tom Kean
Senate Republican Leader

New Mexico
Nate Gentry

Nate Gentry
House Republican Leader

New York
John Flanagan

John Flanagan
Senate Majority Leader

Nevada
Michael Roberson

Michael Roberson
Senate Republican Leader

North Carolina
Phil Berger

Phil Berger
Senate President

Oregon
Ted Ferrioli

Ted Ferrioli
Senate Republican Leader

South Carolina
Phyllis Henderson

Phyllis Henderson
House Majority Whip

Texas
Joe Straus

Joe Straus
Speaker of the House

Virginia
Bill Howell

Bill Howell
Speaker of the House

Washington
Mark Schoesler

Mark Schoesler
Senate Majority Leader

Wisconsin
Scott Fitzgerald

Scott Fitzgerald
Senate Majority Leader

Contact

Michelle McGann, RLCC Executive Director
mmcgann@rslc.gop
 202.448.7990
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