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Contact: Adam Temple
RLGA Announces Early Investment to Support Jill Vogel for Virginia Lieutenant Governor
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 15, 2017) – The Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA), part of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), today congratulated Jill Vogel for winning the Republican nomination for Virginia’s lieutenant governor and announced a $25,000 campaign contribution from the RSLC.
“Jill Vogel will make a terrific lieutenant governor, which is why we are investing heavily in her campaign,” said RLGA Chairman and Nevada Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison. “With creating jobs and making Virginia more economically competitive as her top priorities, we are confident that Jill is the best choice to serve as the state’s lieutenant governor.”
“If elected in November, Jill would be the first woman to serve as lieutenant governor in Virginia, where no woman has held statewide elected office in more than two decades,” RLGA Immediate Past Chairman and Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch said. “Jill Vogel is the strongest candidate, and we look forward to supporting her as she continues to break glass ceilings and give women a voice in government.”
There are currently seven female Republican lieutenant governors in office, while there are only five Democrats. This year, two Republican female lieutenant governors – Alabama’s Kay Ivey and Iowa’s Kim Reynolds – have gone on to serve as governor.
The Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA) is the only national organization committed exclusively to raising resources and assisting Republicans in their campaigns for lieutenant governor. The RLGA – a caucus within the Republican State Leadership Committee – provides lieutenant governors and candidates with financial support and assists with strategic campaign advice. Across the nation, Republican lieutenant governors perform critical tasks that include presiding over legislative chambers, overseeing small business recruitment, heading economic development, administering fair elections, maintaining homeland security and leading disaster recovery. Nevada Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison serves as the RLGA’s Chair, with North Carolina’s Lt. Gov. Dan Forest as Vice-Chair.