WASHINGTON – The DC Republican Party elected José Cunningham as its Chairman at a vote held yesterday evening at the Capitol Hill Club. Chairman Cunningham is the Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at Crowell & Moring LLP, an international law firm representing clients in high-stakes litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. He will serve a two year term and lead the DC Republican delegation to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

Cunningham noted in a statement, “The DC Republican Party must engage in all eight wards. The party will raise the necessary funds; recruit and train more candidates; and focus our efforts to give Republicans a competitive advantage in a city that is overwhelmingly registered Democrat. We will once again hold our elected representatives accountable and continue to be a voice against corruption.” He continued, “DC Republicans will champion small businesses and entrepreneurship; advocate for safer streets; support parental choice in education and oppose taxes, fees and regulations that stifle growth in the District of Columbia.”

The DC Republican Party also elected a number of other officers to its executive committee which includes three vice chairs and a treasurer. The newly elected officers are: Senior Vice Chairman, Ralph Chittams, Jr. (Ward 7); Vice Chairman of Political Affairs, Gary Teal (Ward 6); Vice Chairwoman of Membership, Jessie Jane Duff, USMC, Retired (Ward 2); and Treasurer, Roderick Johnson (Ward 5). Chairman Cunningham resides in Ward 2, between Dupont and Logan Circles.

Cunningham will appoint a number of other members – including Ward Chairs for all eight Wards – to his executive committee to complement his management team. Cunningham also appointed Patrick Mara as Interim Executive Director and Robert Turner as an advisor. For further information, contact Patrick Mara at (202) 276-5859. Chairman Cunningham’s complete biography is available upon request.

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