WASHINGTON – Following a historically successful 2020 election cycle, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) today announced Dee Duncan as the organization’s incoming president and executive director. Duncan, who served as the RSLC’s Director of Caucuses, will succeed Austin Chambers, who announced yesterday he would soon be stepping down from his role leading the committee.
“In this election cycle, the RSLC laid the foundation to build on our astounding success for election cycles to come,” said RSLC Chairman Bill McCollum. “Austin Chambers and the team of top-notch operatives he led deserve a tremendous amount of credit for those victories, and now I am extremely pleased the RSLC Board has chosen Dee Duncan to be its next President and that he is stepping forward to carry on that success.”
“I am exceptionally proud of what our team accomplished this year – defying the most challenging of odds and all expectations to successfully defend each of the 59 Republican-held legislative chambers, picking up three more, and electing the strongest and most diverse class of state Republican candidates in our Party’s history,” said outgoing RSLC President Austin Chambers. “I am also excited for the future of this committee. Dee has played a critical role for our team’s historic success, helping to repeatedly shatter fundraising records and position our state leaders to win, and more importantly, to govern. His support and leadership proved invaluable – and I know that he’ll bring this committee to the next level. The RSLC is often referred to as the bench of the Republican Party – we can all rest assured that that bench will grow even stronger under Dee’s leadership.”
“I was proud to have served on the best team in politics in this election cycle and I am honored to now lead it into the future,” said incoming RSLC President Dee Duncan. “Our success this year shocked a lot of people – but they ought to know we were just getting started. State Republicans are the backbone of good government in our country and it’s our duty to support them however we can. Our prolific fundraising, our best-in-class political and data operation, our digital and messaging shops – we have the tools we need to take this committee and the Republican Party to great new heights. And I’m excited to get to work.”
Duncan, who most recently served the RSLC as Director of Caucuses, played a leading role in building strong relationships with state Republicans across all 50 states, as well as the committee’s efforts to grow its member base ahead of the all-important 2020 redistricting election cycle. Duncan previously served as deputy campaign manager and political director to Florida Senator Marco Rubio. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife Anna and two boys, Ford and Rogers.
Dave Abrams, the RSLC’s deputy executive director, also announced today he would soon be stepping down from his role with the committee. He previously served as the organization’s communications chief.