Candidate for Chairman, Stephen Jackson
It’s been an honor to serve as your chairman this year, and I humbly ask for the opportunity to lead the DCYRs in 2014-15. Over the last few years, I’ve led and attended dozens of deployments to elect Republicans of all stripes across the nation. As I ran our historic 2012 deployment operations and currently serve as YRNF’s Campaign Chair, I possess the experience and acumen to further our group’s campaign activism in 2014.
Formalizing the DCYRs community service and outreach efforts has been a tremendous success. By engaging new people and places in DC, we are helping to lead the DCGOP’s comeback locally and paving the way for a Republican resurgence nationwide.
A vote for me is an affirmation of our group’s current strength and bright future. I hope you will afford me the chance to continue leading the most robust, diverse, and best Young Republican organization in America.
Candidate for Chairman, Robert Sinners
Robert Sinners is the current Membership Chairman of the DC Young Republicans. His leadership experience includes tenure as former Vice Chairman of College Republicans, and the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society – all while earning a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA). His professional experience includes stints in both public and private sectors. Currently, he holds no professional loyalties to any candidate or cause, working as an Analyst for a commercial real estate company. His vision for our organization is unlike any previous, and he is eager to meet and welcome you to this organization.
Executive Vice Chair
Candidate for Executive Vice Chair, Dan Anderson
I have been active in DCYRs for four years. In that time, I have deployed to five states for Republican states. I have an extensive fundraising background as well as experience managing GOTV for a congressional campaign. I also volunteered to help relaunch the DCYR blog, RightDC. Which unfortunately never got off the ground, a problem I hope to rectify with the incoming Communications chair.
I believe my diverse background in politics makes me a uniquely-qualified candidate to serve as your next Executive Vice Chair. I hope to earn your support as we take DCYRs to the next level during this critical election year. If I can be of any assistance to you please don’t hesitate to email me ( email@example.com ), Thank you.
Candidate for Executive Vice Chair, Jen Stello
My name is Jen Stello, I have been a Republican in Washington, DC since 2009 and have been actively involved in the DCYRs as well as the local party since that time. From deployments to softball teams, and clean ups to making chocolate elephants, I have given my time, energy, and experience into this club to help make it amazing and I hope to continue to do so as your next Executive Vice Chair!
I will work hard at all levels of the organization to make sure you are heard and we have a club you want to be a part of expanding on the hard work I have dedicated to this organization since 2009 as a member, and 2012 as an executive board member.
If you have any questions or have ideas for the future of the organization please reach out to me at ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and I look forward to seeing you ALL in March for the DC Young Republicans Executive Board Elections and I hope I can count on your support!
Candidate for National Committeeman, Daniel Goldbeck
Having served as your National Committeeman over the past year, I bring the necessary experience and vision to this position as we head into a critical election year. I have been heavily involved with nearly every campaign deployment over the past two years. As an active member of the YRNF campaign committee, I will continue to be a leading voice in optimizing our organization’s political capabilities.
A major part of our club’s purpose is to build, promote, and advance our local party. As an active member of the DC GOP for a number of years now and current member of the Policy Committee, I will ensure the DCYRs remain a strong force in our local campaign and outreach efforts.
We are at our strongest when we marshal a broad, inclusive coalition. This is the DCYR tradition I know and hope to uphold. I’d truly appreciate your support.
Candidate for National Committeeman, Travis Korson
The 2014 midterm elections will be a crucial time for the Young Republican National Federation that will require conservative leadership. After serving two terms as Executive Vice-Chairman, I promise to bring this conservative leadership to our YRNF.
I have already taken a large leadership role within the YRNF in my capacity as the Co-Chair of the upcoming Young Republican Leadership Conference. As National Committeeman, I would leverage these contacts to deploy YRs to the hottest races of 2014 and advocate for the views of our organization. Leadership also requires surrounding yourself with capable leaders, specifically our own membership.
If elected, I promise create a more inclusive Executive Board, creating committees to help with deployments, fundraising and other critical YR functions. With these promises before you, I ask for your support to serve as National Committeeman. If elected, I pledge to work with you to advance our conservative ideas even further.
Candidate for National Committeewoman, Katie Poedtke
Over the past year, I have been proud to represent the diverse, energized, and engaged DCYRs as our National Committeewoman. Along with our Chairman and National Committeeman, I attended every Young Republican National Federation meeting during my term and, as a member of the YRNF Outreach Committee, contributed to a forthcoming strategy for promoting YR membership and influence nationwide.
I would be honored to have another year to continue the relationships and reputation I’ve helped us build over my last two years on the board (previously as Vice Chair of Membership), not only with the YRNF, but also with the larger Republican community in the DC area and with all the candidates around the country that we’ve helped. In addition to my representational duties, you can be sure that I will continue to be an active member of the board, gladly taking on tasks big and small to ensure all of our operations and events are professional and effective.
Candidate for National Committeewoman, Riana Studner
Riana Studner has been active in the Washington, DC political scene since her time as a student at Georgetown University Law Center beginning in 2008.
Riana attended college at Cornell University and Adelphi University.During her time at Cornell, Riana held the position of Philanthropy Chair of her sorority, and participated in various community services efforts. She then attended law school at Georgetown University.As President of the Georgetown Law Republicans, Riana organized debates with law democrats, numerous round table discussions and an in-person Q&A session with Justice Scalia at the Supreme Court. Riana also volunteered for FreedomWorks and interned for Representative Scott Garrett.
Since law school, Riana has worked in the private sector. Riana began her legal career in New York City at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP. She currently practices finance and M&A at Vedder Price, PC, in Washington. Riana held the position of Membership Director on the Executive Board of the Arlington County Republican Committee. Riana is also an active member of the Republican National Lawyers Association, among other legal associations.
Riana is running for DCYR National Committeewoman because she believes strongly in the DCYR’s vision and that Young Republicans, through their conservative values, activism, and passion, can truly make a difference in our country.
Vice Chair of Events
Candidate for Vice Chair of Events, Susey Davis
Hi DCYRs folks! My name is Susey Davis, and I have been a member of DCYRs for over a year and half now.
I currently work at a political fundraising firm where I plan multiple events a quarter for Members of Congress and have a wide network of connections on the hill and within the lobbying community.
I am running for the Event Chair because I believe I can help continue the success of our many great events and I intend to seek out speakers for our monthly meeting who will not only update us on the current activities in the Republican Party but who will promote discussion on how we can keep the majority in the House and secure a majority in the Senate. I hope you will consider voting for me in the upcoming election! If you do, I promise not to disappoint! Thank you so much!
Candidate for Vice Chair of Events, Alyssa Canobbio
Hi everyone, my name is Alyssa Canobbio and I am running to be your Vice Chair of Events. I am originally from New Jersey and am former Camden County YR chairwoman as well as former NJYRF National Committeewoman. I have worked with the DCYRs on numerous deployments over my tenure with the YRs. The DCYRs has been such a welcoming and friendly group that made my move to DC a very smooth and easy one.
I wish to be your Vice Chair of Events because I have a background in event planning, while I was chairwoman of my county YR group I was left to event plan all on my own and managed to boost our membership numbers through happy hours and events. I was constantly seeking new ideas to keep members interested and want to come out more often. I hope to implement these ideas with you all. I thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you all. Thank you.
Vice Chair of Communications
Candidate for Vice Chair of Communications, Kory Boone
Kory Boone is an IT Specialist for over 10 years, worked in non-profit, government, private, and legal industries. Supporting thousands of users’ and hundreds of software in his career, Kory would like to use his expertise in promoting the GOP message and DCYR to potential members. If elected, Kory would like to revamp the newsletter, increase feedback to users, expand channels of communication, and showcase members’ articles in newsletters.
Vice Chair of Membership
Candidate for Vice Chair of Membership, Lila Nieve-Lee
Hello, my name is Lila Nieves-Lee and I am running to be your Vice-Chair of Membership. After moving to DC last year for work, I was delighted to find in the DCYRs, a group of inviting, committed young professionals that espoused mutual republican ideals. From deployments to happy hours to meetings, I have enjoyed meeting new people and building great friendships with individuals in our DCYR community. I seek to be your next Vice-Chair of Membership, because of this, and strive to continue to get to know and give back to the community that was so welcoming upon my arrival to our nation’s Capital. I ask for your support as I seek to welcome future republicans to our esteemed group while continuing to foster current relationships amongst members. Thank you.
Vice Chair of Finance
Candidate for Vice Chair of Finance, Erica Nurnberg
Erica Nurnberg is a political fundraiser at the Theodore Company. Prior she worked as a Program and Development Associate at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA). At JINSA, Erica was an integral part of the development team, working in regional outreach, congressional affairs, and managing marketing of JINSA’s Journal of International Affairs. Erica has also worked on Capitol Hill, and for the Republican Jewish Coalition.
Erica has a Masters of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, with a concentration in Security and Intelligence Studies. She received her B.A. in History and Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, where she also served as Chairman of the College Republicans.
Erica is eager to bring her fundraising and organizational experience to the position of Vice Chairman of Finance – she looks forward to ensuring that funds raised by the organization are well managed in order to support the DCYR mission of expanding the Republican party in Washington, DC and supporting Republican candidates.
Chairman Candidate for Chairman, Stephen Jackson It’s been an honor to serve as your chairman this year, and I humbly ask for the opportunity to lead the DCYRs in 2014-15. Over the last few years, I’ve led and attended dozens of deployments to elect Republicans of all stripes across the nation. As I ran our […]Read More