Republican Lieutenant Governors Association Announces Leadership Team for 2020 Election Cycle

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Iowa Lieutenant Governor Gregg to serve as chair

WASHINGTON –  The Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA) today announced its leadership team for the 2020 election cycle. Iowa Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg will serve as chair, Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez as vice chair, and Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell as finance chair.

“Lieutenant governors play a special role in guiding the direction of our states, serving as key partners to administrations across the country,” said Iowa Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg. “We need to elect more Republican lieutenant governors in order to continue strengthening our economy and education systems. I am grateful to work alongside many distinguished Republican lieutenant governors and it is my honor to be named as the chair of our efforts next year.”

“As the state’s second-in-command, lieutenant governors are key leaders for their respective states,” said Florida Lieutenant Governor Nuñez. “That’s why it is imperative that we position our Republican candidates for success. I am excited about the opportunity to help lead our lieutenant governors and look forward to securing big wins across the country in 2020.”

“As one of the ten new Republican lieutenant governors, I am proud to be a part of such a great organization,” said Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell. “RLGA broke fundraising records in 2019, and I look forward to breaking more records in 2020 as finance chair. We will not let off the gas in this next election cycle.”

“We have an outstanding team leading the way for Republican lieutenant governors,” said RSLC President Austin Chambers. “Our RLGA leaders have a passion for public service and will undoubtedly be a key factor in our ability to win elections across the country next year. We’ve said repeatedly that we need to do more than we’ve ever done to be successful in 2020 and we’re confident that Lieutenant Governors Gregg, Nuñez, and Pinnell are ready to meet that challenge. We’re proud to fight alongside them.”

“Because of the hard work of our RLGA leadership team, future Republican leaders in every corner of the country will continue to be successful,” said RSLC Chairman Bill McCollum. “This committee has a strong record of supporting Republican lieutenant governors, and we are pleased to have Lieutenant Governors Gregg, Nuñez, and Pinnell leading the way for our already-impressive 2020 class.”

Last week, the RSLC and its strategic policy partner, the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF) announced the groups jointly raised $19 million in 2019, breaking an odd-year record for the organizations. The record-breaking success places the RSLC in strong position to effectively support Republicans up-and-down the ballot, including key lieutenant governor reelection races in West Virginia, Missouri, Indiana, Tennessee, North Dakota, and other targeted races across the map.

Adam Gregg serves as Iowa’s 47th lieutenant governor. He serves as Chair of the Governor’s FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform and Co-Chair of the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative. Gregg previously served as the State Public Defender, where he led a 220-employee organization focused on providing the constitutional right to counsel for Iowans. In 2014, Gregg was the Republican nominee for attorney general. From 2013-14, Gregg served in the governor’s office as the legislative liaison and policy advisor. Prior to joining the governor’s office, he practiced at the BrownWinick law firm in Des Moines. Adam is married with two children.

Jeanette Nuñez was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She was elected as the state’s first female Hispanic Lieutenant Governor in 2018. Nuñez previously served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2010 to 2018 and was Speaker Pro Tempore from 2016 to 2018. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations and her Master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida International University. Currently, Nuñez serves as Co-Chair of Latinos for Trump. 

Matt Pinnell was elected Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma on November 6th, 2018 with 62% of the vote and won all seventy-seven counties. Matt Pinnell also runs a small business with his wife, Lisa, an entrepreneur and inventor, and attends Redeemer Covenant Church in Tulsa. Before being elected Oklahoma’s 17th Lieutenant Governor, Matt served as Director of State Parties for the Republican National Committee from 2013 to 2017, and served as Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party from 2010 to 2013.