College Republican National Committee

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College Republican National Committee
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Chairman:Alex Smith
Executive Director:Mathew Donnellan
Year created:1965
College Republican National Committee is one of the oldest and largest student political organizations in America, and its mission is to build coalitions of young voters to support the Republican Party.[1]
"As the nationally elected voice for young conservatives across the country, the CRNC drives and defines the debate for College Republicans and bring youth-oriented issues to the forefront of the political discourse. On campus, the CRNC recruits, trains, mobilizes, and engages college-aged students in all 50 states and Washington D.C. to win elections and advocate for conservative ideals."[1]


The College Republican National Committee traces its origins to the American Republican College League, which was founded at the University of Michigan on May 17, 1892. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Republican presidents William McKinley and Calvin Coolidge encouraged participation in the Republican College League and benefited from the support of these clubs young voters in their campaigns.[1]

In 1931, President Herbert Hoover recruited members of what had then become the Associated University Republican Clubs to form the first GOP presidential student coalition. In 1935, the newly created Young Republican National Federation united college aged Republicans and young Republican professionals in a single organization. In 1965, this organization became the College Republican National Committee (CRNC).[1]


The National Chair of the CRNC is Alex Smith. Her National Co-Chair is Skot Covert. Ryan Lyke is the National Treasurer, and Katie Thompson is the National Secretary.[2]

The National Executive Director is Mathew Donnellan. Gus Portela is the National Political Director, and Amanda Miller is the National Field Director.[2]

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