HAPPY VALLEY, OR – Lori Chavez-DeRemer was highlighted in the Republican State Leadership Committee’s “18 in ’18: Races to Watch” list this week.
The “18 in ’18: Races to Watch” list was released in coordination with the RSLC’s Right Women, Right Now (RWRN) and Future Majority Project (FMP) initiatives which aim to recruit, identify, and support female and diverse Republican candidates at the state level.
The “18 in ’18” list includes new and targeted candidates on the ballot this November, as well as, Republican elected officials who have already achieved electoral success and are in competitive re-election bids.
Lori Chavez-DeRemer released the following quote after being chosen for the list:
“I want to thank the RSLC for including me on their list of Races to Watch in 2018. I’ve always been in support of electing more diverse and young Republicans to office that can offer innovative ideas to the party platform. As the first ever Latina and female Mayor of Happy Valley, my hope has been to inspire other young women that they can also run for office.
I am humbled by their support and the accolade is indicative to the momentum our campaign is seeing this year. All eyes are on our race as House District 51 becomes the last stand of a Democratic House Supermajority in Oregon.”
RSLC President Matt Walter released this quote in announcement of the list:
“Since 2011, the FMP and RWRN initiatives have proved tremendously successful in building up the next generation of Republican state leaders. Together, these programs have helped to elect over 100 new candidates from diverse backgrounds and over 500 new women to state level offices. The first round of candidates identified on our “18 in ’18: Races to Watch” list embody the future leaders we will wholeheartedly support through the FMP and RWRN initiatives. We have had enormous success with candidates we have already elected to office this year and we look forward to the success of the remainder of these candidates come November.”
The entire list can be viewed here.
The Republican State Leadership Committee’s (RSLC) Future Majority Project (FMP) seeks to identify, recruit, train and support candidates who better reflect the full diversity of our nation. Launched in 2011, FMP supports men and women from diverse communities as they run to grow the economy, support job creators and focus on ways to keep more money in the pockets of working families. In 2015-2016, FMP invested $7 million – in partnership with the RSLC’s Right Women, Right Now (RWRN) – to identify and recruit 174 new, diverse candidates in 36 states. Through these efforts, FMP and RWRN saw 22 new candidates of diverse ethnicity elected, as well as 165 new women. Since its founding in 2011, the RSLC has with an over $20 million investment helped elect over 500 women and over 100 diverse candidates.
The Republican State Leadership Committee’s (RSLC) Right Women, Right Now (RWRN) initiative serves to identify, recruit and support women candidates nationwide in order to help elect more Republican leaders who better embody the electorate of our country, where women are 53 percent of the voters. RWRN offers candidate trainings, mentorship matchings and digital organizing tools for our candidates’ campaigns for state-level office. Since its founding in 2012, RWRN has recruited hundreds of women candidates, elected 500 new women to office and continues working to grow the largest caucus of Republican elected women in the country.
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. After Election Night 2017, state-level Republicans maintain 67 of 99 legislative chamber majorities in red, purple and blue states, hold 31 lieutenant governor seats, and control 30 secretaries of state offices. To learn more about the RSLC, please visit www.rslc.gop or follow @RSLC on Twitter.