Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Val DiGiorgio, Pennsylvania Young Republican Chairman Rick Loughery, and several young Republicans running for office held a press conference Tuesday to discuss their 2018 efforts.
“As a former Young Republican myself, I know the kind of energy and effort the organization brings to the electoral process,” said Chairman DiGiorgio. “Not only has our state Young Republican organization received national recognition, but I am happy to see so many young Republicans running for office to work to make this state and this country a better place.”
Pennsylvania Young Republican Chairman Rick Loughery detailed the grassroots work being done by Young Republicans across Pennsylvania.
In 2018 alone, Pennsylvania Young Republicans have made over 500,000 voter contacts (with a goal of 1 million by Election Day), have seen a 300 percent increase in membership, conducted 90 grassroots activities, and held 94 education and training sessions.
“I am proud to be a part of such a hard-working group of dedicated Republicans,” Loughery said. “We are proud to be in the field spreading the Republican message, and running for office to work toward a brighter future for all Pennsylvanians.”
For 2018, the Pennsylvania Young Republicans were recognized by the Young Republican National Federation as the 2018 state federation of the year, the Young Republican National Federation named the Delaware County Young Republicans as the 2018 Club of the Year, and PAYR Chairman Loughery was awarded the Olmsted Award for Exceptional Leadership.
Also speaking at the press conference were a number of young Republicans running for elected office in Pennsylvania in 2018, including: PA-03 Congressional Nominee Bryan Leib and HD-74 nominee Amber Little-Turner.
Across Pennsylvania, 40 young Republicans are running for elected office in 2018.