Columbus, OH: Chairman of the Ohio College Republican Federation (OCRF), Jonathon Snyder, has announced his candidacy to become the next Chairman of the College Republican National Committee (CRNC) and direct the organization into the 2012 election cycle. Snyder is heading the Innovate CRNC team, which has launched its website today.
“The future of the College Republican National Committee hangs in the balance with this election. We can either talk about moving the CRNC forward, or we can lead the organization with an innovative approach that will ensure success in 2012 and beyond. We have been able to accomplish this exact feat in Ohio, and intend on doing the same nationally,” said Snyder.
Under his leadership, the OCRF has increased from 31 chapters in 2008 to 59 chapters actively engaged during the 2010 election cycle. In 2010, Ohio College Republicans made over 225,000 documented phone calls and knocked on 42,000 doors for Ohio Republican candidates, winning 10 of 12 targeted Ohio House seats as well as sweeping the Ohio statewide executive offices.
“I have had the great privilege to work with Jonathon over the past two years as Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party. Without the work of his team during that time, we would not have been able to capitalize so completely on the opportunities that 2010 brought us,” said Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine. “That is why we awarded the organization he leads as our 2010 Ohio Republican Organization of the Year. I have full confidence in Jonathon’s ability to continue to lead and innovate College Republicans at the national level. The national organization would surely benefit from his leadership, as we have in Ohio.”
Snyder’s campaign has also been unanimously endorsed by the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee. One of those members, former Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee, first female Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, and senior advisor to the Innovate CRNC team, Jo Ann Davidson, shares a similar sentiment with Chairman DeWine.
“As someone who has served at the national level before, I know the commitment and leadership necessary to perform well in such a position. With the record Jonathon has compiled as Chairman of the OCRF, and his innovative approach to building a long-lasting organization, I know he is the right choice to lead the CRNC into the future.”
Snyder also serves as the CRNC’s Midwestern Regional Vice-Chair, where his leadership abilities have been recognized by several other states.
“After being elected to lead a federation is disarray, it was difficult just knowing where to begin. Jonathon was extremely influential in helping our team get back on our feet, even though he didn’t have to be. Because of his help, we were able to play a crucial role in the 2010 elections here in West Virginia,” expressed Aaron Kidd, Chairman of the West Virginia Federation of College Republicans.
The College Republican National Committee is one of largest 527′s in the nation, serving as the voice of young conservatives since 1892. The CRNC is well known for its issue advocacy, such as the current “Don’t Put it on Our Tab” campaign, as well as “Operation Red November,” its Fall field and deployment effort to mobilize College Republicans across the country. The biennial election for Chair will be help on July 30, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
For more information about Snyder’s campaign, or to give your suggestions on how to innovate the CRNC, visit his website at www.InnovateCRNC.com