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Miami Cuban American named director of GOP’s Future Majority Caucus

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Neri Martinez

Our congratulations go out to our good friend Neri Martinez for being named Director of the Republican State Leadership Committee's Future Majority Caucus. We are very proud of this incredibly talented and hardworking cubanita from la saguesera rising up the ranks.

Washington, D.C. (February 6, 2013) – The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) today announced the formation of the Future Majority Caucus (FMC) to support candidates and elected officials running for office at the state level.  The FMC is the newest phase of the Future Majority Project (FMP) – an RSLC initiative begun during the 2012 election cycle to create a long-term, sustained commitment of significant contributions of time and resources to support and elect women, African Americans and Americans of Hispanic and Asian descent to state offices.

The FMC effort will be overseen by Ed Gillespie, who returns to the RSLC chairmanship after having taken a leave to serve as senior advisor to the Romney for President campaign last year.  Gillespie will also lead the RSLC’s other existing caucuses in the 2013-14 election cycle:  The Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA); the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA), the Republican Secretaries of State Association (RSSA) and the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC).

Gillespie, a longtime proponent of increasing the GOP’s appeal to minority voters, launched the RSLC’s Future Majority Project in 2011 and is committed to supporting the newly formed Caucus and all RSLC initiatives to build a strong field team in the states.

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  • The Future Majority Caucus is the fifth Caucus of the RSLC.  FMC joins the Republican Attorney’s General Association (RAGA), the Republican Lieutenant Governor’s Association (RLGA), the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) and the Republican Secretaries of State Committee (RSSC).
  • FMC will be lead by Honorary Co-Chairs, Governors Susana Martinez of New Mexico and Sandoval of Nevada.
  • FMC welcomes Neri Martinez as Director.  Neri was most recently in North Carolina overseeing Hispanic outreach for the RNC.  She has been successful in business development for private-sector industries, not-for-profit consultant work and numerous political campaigns in the Southeast. A native of Miami, FL, she has lived and studied abroad and is fluent in English, Spanish and French.

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