Republican State Leadership Committee Board of Directors Welcomes Austin Chambers

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Chambers is Designated to Serve as RSLC President

WASHINGTON (April 11, 2019) – The Board of Directors of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) today announced the selection of Austin Chambers as the RSLC’s new President, following the transition of current RSLC President Matt Walter to senior strategic consultant for the organization and on significant projects like RedMap through the completion of the 2020 campaign cycle.

“After a thorough nationwide search, we are excited to welcome Austin Chambers to our growing organization at such an important time heading into the 2020 cycle- with ramifications that will affect our political landscape for the next decade,” said RSLC Board Chairman Bill McCollum.  “With record-setting victories, including last week’s Supreme Court victory in Wisconsin, Matt Walter has grown the RSLC to be the premier state-level political organization, and the board is thankful Matt has agreed to help us through the transition process and to continue to serve the RSLC as a consultant through the 2020 cycle.”

Chambers, a native of Georgia, comes to the RSLC after a string of recent campaign victories, including Governor Brian Kemp (former RSSC Chairman), Governor Kay Ivey (former RLGA Executive Committee Member), U.S. Senator David Perdue, and the successful campaign for Governor in Missouri.  He also led some of the largest independent expenditure efforts for the Republican Governors Association last cycle. Chambers will lead the RSLC to new levels of success based on his campaign experience, political acumen, and national fundraising experience.

“As a former leader at RSLC, I believe that selecting Austin Chambers as the incoming President is a great decision. He was a key member of my campaign for Governor in Georgia, and I know that he has the experience, the knowledge, and the work ethic necessary to continue building on the success we have seen under Matt Walter’s leadership at RSLC,” said Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia.

“The RSLC will benefit greatly with the leadership and political knowhow of Austin Chambers serving as its President. This is a fantastic decision, and I look forward to seeing the continuing growth and victories that come for RSLC in the years ahead,” added Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama. 

“Austin Chambers is one of the best political operatives in the country. His selection as President of RSLC is a terrific decision. Under his leadership, I know that the organization will be laser focused on winning these critical races to put our party on the path towards fair and successful redistricting,” said U.S. Senator David Perdue

The search process began following Walter’s announcement in January that he would be transitioning to a strategic consulting role with the RSLC following a decade of record-setting growth and political victories for the organization which helped take Republicans to all-time highs at the state level.  Since Walter joined the RSLC as a REDMAP consultant in 2010, Republicans flipped nearly one thousand state legislative seats in the past decade, the RSLC grew by nearly $27 million, and the caucuses within the RSLC grew to now include the Republican Legislative Campaign Caucus (RLCC), the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA), the Republican Secretaries of State Committee (RSSC), Ag America, Right Women Right Now, Future Majority Project, the Judicial Fairness Initiative (JFI), and others.

About the 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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