Republican State Leadership Committee Announces New Staff Hires for the 2019 – 2020 Election Cycle

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Campaign Veteran David Kanevsky To Serve as Vice President of Political Affairs

WASHINGTON (March 6, 2019) — The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announced that David Kanevsky will serve as the organization’s new Vice President of Political Affairs.  Kanevsky previously served as the Director of Polling and Analytics at both the RSLC and the National Republican Senatorial Committee and was a member of the 2008 McCain for President polling team. David has managed several races at the state level up to congressional races, including Representative Charlie Bass’s 2010 victory in New Hampshire, and a variety of state legislative races in Virginia.  Over the course of his career, Kanevsky has conducted more than 1,250 surveys covering all 50 states, as well as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Mongolia and Russia. Kanevsky has been named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns and Elections magazine and also won the “Republican Pollster of the Year” award from the American Association of Political Consultants and is a member of the Class of 2019’s “40 Under 40” political professionals. 

“Following his tremendous work during the 2018 election cycle, we are pleased that Dave is going to serve as our Vice President of Political Affairs,” said Matt Walter, President of the Republican State Leadership Committee.  “RSLC has a consistent track record of historic political successes, and David Kanevsky’s peerless knowledge base and broad experience match that of any previous incoming political department manager. Along with our other staffing announcements, the RSLC is well equipped to meet the challenges facing state-level Republicans in the 2019-2020 election cycle,” Walter added. 

The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), the nation’s top organization dedicated to electing and supporting Republicans in down-ballot state-level races, is comprised of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA), the Republican Secretaries of State Committee (RSSC), the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC), and Ag America, along with RSLC’s Judicial Fairness Initiative (JFI), Future Majority Project (FMP), and Right Women, Right Now (RWRN). 

The RSLC proudly announced these additional staff acquisitions and promotions: 

Melanie Pfeiffenberger was recently promoted to Executive Director for the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) for the 2019-2020 cycle.  As Deputy Director of the RLCC during the 2017-2018 election cycle, Melanie helped raise over $21 million for the committee.

Lauren Bosler has been named Executive Director of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA).  A veteran of U.S. Senator Rand Paul’ s campaigns for Senate and the Presidency, Bosler also served as Finance Director on a U.S. Senate Race in Louisiana and as Deputy Finance Director for the Michigan Republican Party. Most recently, Bosler served in the RNC Field Finance Division to train and advise state parties and campaigns on fundraising strategy and as a Paid Voter Contact Director. 

Swati Singh has been named Executive Director of RSLC’s newest caucus, Ag America.  Swati will continue her service as Executive Director of the Republican Secretaries of State Committee (RSSC).  Swati will also continue her fundraising work for the Chairman’s program for both the Future Majority Project and Right Women, Right Now Initiatives. 

Malcolm Richards was recently promoted to Associate Director for the RLCC for the 2019-2020 cycle.

Mary Stewart Bell has joined the RSLC as Deputy Events Director.  Previously, Mary Stewart was with the National Republican Senatorial Committee as a Deputy Regional Finance Director.  She has also served as Finance Coordinator with Drucker Lawhon and as a Staff Assistant for U.S. Senator Thom Tillis. 

Kristen Fisher has been promoted from Office Manager to Director of Operations. 

About RSLC

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, secretary of state, state legislator, the judiciary and other down-ticket races. State-level Republicans maintain 61 of 99 legislative chamber majorities across the country, hold 25 lieutenant governor seats, and control 28 secretaries of state offices. To learn more about the RSLC, please visit www.rslc.gop or follow @RSLC on Twitter.

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