Governor Luis Fortuño Joins Republican State Leadership Committee Board
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 03:08 PM EDT
Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) Chairman Ed Gillespie today announced the addition of former Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño to the RSLC Board of Directors.
“We are honored that Governor Fortuño has agreed to join the Republican State Leadership Committee’s Board of Directors and look forward to benefiting from his vision and leadership,” said Gillespie. “Governor Fortuño has a long record of success in Puerto Rico of reducing taxes, reining in deficit spending and balancing a massive budget shortfall left by his predecessor. We appreciate his continued dedication to the RSLC’s Future Majority Project to identify, train and support new state level candidates who better reflect America’s full diversity and welcome him to our team.”
“The RSLC’s successes in the states continue to build our current and future Republican leaders,” said Fortuño. “Our Party is vibrant, growing, increasingly diverse and effective at the state level and should serve as a model for national efforts to enact sound policies and win elections. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve with Chairman Ed Gillespie and my fellow members of the board of directors and look forward to growing Republican majorities across the nation this election cycle.”
This summer, Governor Fortuño delivered the keynote remarks at the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee’s National Meeting, outlining his vision for the future of the Republican Party.
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 down-ballot, state-level Republican officeholders. Since 2002, the RSLC has been working to elect candidates to the office of lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and state legislator. The RSLC has more than 100,000 donors in all 50 states. In the 2011-2012 election cycle, the RSLC invested in 42 states, breaking previous fundraising and political spending records, set in 2009-2010, with an increase in fundraising by 28 percent to $39 million and an increase in direct political spending by 35 percent to $27 million. This cycle’s effort picked up six new legislative chambers, saw a net gain in over 30 chambers, created or expanded 16 Republican supermajorities and picked up two new attorneys general. Additionally, the RSLC successfully launched the Future Majority Project, spending more than $5 million in direct support of Republican candidates of Hispanic descent and women, and investing to expand digital outreach efforts to millennial voters. To learn more about the RSLC, please visit www.RSLC.com or follow @RSLC on Twitter.