RNC to Name Ronna McDaniel Deputy Chair and Bob Paduchik Deputy Co-Chair
WASHINGTON – Today the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced it intends to name Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel RNC Deputy Chair and Trump for President Ohio State Director Bob Paduchik RNC Deputy Co-Chair.
“I’m excited to have a highly effective leader in Ronna McDaniel as RNC Deputy Chair and I look forward to her serving as the Party’s Chairman in 2017,” said President-elect Donald J. Trump. “Ronna has been extremely loyal to our movement and her efforts were critical to our tremendous victory in Michigan, and I know she will bring the same passion to the Republican National Committee.”
“Ronna has been a committed leader in our Party for years, and her leadership this cycle in helping President-elect Trump turn Michigan red for the first time since 1988 makes her an exceptional choice to serve as Deputy Chair,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “Ronna is an outstanding fundraiser, and her ability to drive support for our mission of electing Republicans up and down the ballot gives me full confidence that she will be able to continue building on the RNC’s success and organizational strength as we head into important elections in 2017 and 2018. ”
Both President-elect Donald Trump and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus praised the appointment of Bob Paduchik as Deputy Co-Chair.
“Bob Paduchik is the right choice to serve as RNC Deputy Co-Chair,” said President-elect Donald J. Trump. “In addition to being a key leader in helping us win big in Ohio, I am confident he is going to work very hard to continue the excellent work the RNC has done of building the Republican Party up to a record level of strength.”
“Bob Paduchik’s strong relationships with Republicans everywhere and his impressive record of winning key elections make him an ideal choice to serve as Deputy Co-Chair,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “Bob has a proven ability to be a team player, knows how to achieve results at the ballot box, and has a keen focus on furthering the RNC’s commitment to winning. We are proud to have him take on a new leadership role where he can help implement President-elect Trump’s and our Republican majority’s vision for change.”
President-elect Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon praised the elevation of McDaniel and Paduchik to new roles.
“I am excited to see Ronna McDaniel as RNC Deputy Chair and Bob Paduchik as Deputy Co-Chair,” said Stephen Bannon. “Ronna and Bob were completely committed to President-elect’s Trump’s success in this campaign, and they are going to keep up the enthusiasm for our America First agenda as they fulfill the RNC’s mission of helping our Republican candidates to victory at all levels.”
After a six-year tenure at the RNC characterized by substantial Republican gains at every level of government, Chairman Reince Priebus will serve in the Trump Administration as President-elect Donald J. Trump’s Chief of Staff. Co-Chair Sharon Day looks forward to joining the Trump Administration as well.
“I am excited to begin working alongside Bob Paduchik as our Deputy Co-Chair,” said RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day. “Our goals will remain keeping our Party strong in every state and putting ourselves in position to win elections wherever Republicans are running.”
Both appointments will be presented to the RNC Executive Committee for official approval in the coming days.
About Ronna McDaniel
This November, Ronna McDaniel helped deliver Michigan for Donald Trump and the GOP for the first time in decades. She was elected as the State Chairman from Michigan in February of 2015. Ronna served as a Trump delegate and chaired the Michigan Delegation to the 2016 Republican National Convention. She has served as a Precinct Delegate, as a District Committee Executive Member and State Committeewoman in Michigan and served as National Delegate to the Tampa Convention representing Michigan’s 11th District. In 2013, she served as Co-Chair for the Mackinac Leadership Conference and was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to serve on the Board of Marriage and Family Therapists. In her local community of Northville, Ronna has served on land planning and public safety committees and is actively involved in her local PTA. She received her B.A. in English from Brigham Young University. Ronna is married to Patrick McDaniel and has two children, Abigail and Nash.
About Bob Paduchik
Bob Paduchik most recently served as the Ohio State Director for the Trump-Pence presidential campaign. He was the Campaign Manager for Ohio Senator Rob Portman’s successful campaign for U.S. Senate in 2010, and was the Ohio State Director for the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign in both 2000 and 2004, helping President Bush carry the state both times. From 2011 through 2015, Bob worked in a variety of roles at the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, a trade association representing the coal-fueled electricity industry. From October 2001 to January 2003, Bob served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary For Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy.