FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2017

Contact: Patrick Mara

WASHINGTON – The DC Republican Party re-elected José Cunningham as its Chairman at a vote held on Thursday, January 12, at the Capitol Hill Club.

Chairman Cunningham is the Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at Nixon Peabody LLP, one of the world’s largest law firms providing business and consulting professional services globally. He will serve his second consecutive two year term leading the DC GOP.

Cunningham noted, “Since my first election in January 2015, the DC Republican Party had its most successful election cycle in 12 years. I am very proud of our accomplishments over the past two years and hope to build on this momentum as we head into the 2018 election cycle.” During the 2016 cycle the DC GOP increased the number or Republican Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners and elected the first At-Large Republican ever to the DC State Board of Education. Cunningham 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. The newly elected officers are: Senior Vice Chairman, Darlene Glymph (Ward 5); Vice Chairman of Political Affairs, Phil Lepanto (Ward 4); Vice Chairman of Membership, Jessie Jane Duff, USMC, Retired (Ward 2); Treasurer, Marya Pickering (Ward 3); and Secretary, Cassandra Baker (Ward 6). Chairman Cunningham resides in Ward 2, between Dupont and Logan Circles.

Cunningham will appoint a number of other members to his executive committee to complement the party’s management team. Cunningham also reappointed Patrick Mara as Executive Director. For further information, contact Patrick Mara. Chairman Cunningham’s complete biography is available upon request.

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