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NATIONAL

The National Board is the group responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organization. Headed by the National Chairman, it is made up of officers elected by the National Committee and directors and staff members appointed by the Board.

 

The National Committee, on the other hand, is the governing body of the organization. It is made up of state chapter board members and chapter presidents. The National Committee sets the overall direction and policies of the High School Republicans and works to support and coordinate the efforts of the state and local chapters.

The Advisory Board serves to provide a source of long-term structure, legal counsel, advice, and organizational continuity while maintaining the integrity of a youth-led institution. It assists the National Board with the financial, legal, and political obligations for maintaining the organization.

The Committees serve as a way to hear from general members and contribute to the work of the national board. All members apply to join a committee and are approved by the national board.

Together, these national bodies work to ensure that the High School Republicans are able to effectively promote conservative values and the principles of the Republican Party among young people across the country.

NATIONAL BOARD

2023-2024

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MICHAEL GREGORY

Michael Gregory is a senior in high school and currently serves as the National Chairman of High School Republican National Federation. With over six years of organizing high school students in communities across the country, Michael has led the effort to bring students to the table in government, and in the GOP. Michael’s efforts brought youth into the equation of policy and legislation affecting students nationwide.
When Michael has free time, he usually spends it with family, or spending the evening fishing on a bank somewhere. 

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JOSHUA JEN

SECRETARY
jjen@hsreps.org

Joshua Jen is the secretary for the National Federation of High School Republicans. He is a rising freshman at Princeton University from central New Jersey and is also secretary for the NJ HSReps. He worked on Rep. Tom Kean’s 2022 campaign in NJ-7, one of only six campaigns nationwide to defeat a Democrat incumbent. He is an avid debater and has won several national awards. In his free time, he enjoys playing the violin, baking with his sister, and binge-watching Parks and Recreation.

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NICK STILIANESSIS

NORTHEAST VICE CHAIR
nstillanessis@njhsreps.org

Bio coming soon

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COLE HORTON

WEST VICE CHAIR
official@hsreps.org

Cole is the Western Regional Chairman of HSReps. He also serves as President of Lumberton HS Republicans and Vice-Chairman of Texas Federation of Teenaged Republicans. When he’s not politicking you can find him in his school’s marching band, leading a club event, or on the tennis courts. He hopes that together we can work to take back the White House, and work to keep America on the RIGHT track.

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ANNA HOPPER

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ahopper@hsreps.org

Anna is the Executive Director of the HSReps. She is a proud American and Arkansan. She is committed to upholding the values that make our country great. Together she believes we can engage our youth and preserve our countries future.

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RILEY McCAIN

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
rmccain@hsreps.org

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YOSEF HERRERA

  Yosef Herrera currently serves as the Co Chair for HSREPS, and State Chairman for the Texas Federation of Teenage Republicans, a state federation of HSREPS. In the past Yosef has served as Western Regional Director of HSREPS, and values community and protection of american values. When Yosef isnt doing anything political you can see him playing multiple instruments from Cello to Saxophone, in the air or on the sea.

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GARRETT BUMPS

Garrett Bumps is the National Treasurer and Connecticut Chairman of the High School Republicans. Outside of HS Reps, Garrett is an international DECA competitor and State & Chapter Officer, Boy Scout, volunteer with Nikki Haley for President, and is active in leadership roles in his Church. He is also an office clerk at a local law firm. Garrett is interested in supporting responsible and ethical Republican policies and working in a bipartisan manner for real solutions.

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JaQUON STEMBRIDGE

SOUTH VICE CHAIR

official@hsreps.org

Bio coming soon

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BRADEN LACEFIELD

Braden Lacefield is the Midwestern Regional Chairman of HSReps. Braden also serves as President of the Woodford County High School Republicans Club and the State Chairman of Kentucky High School Republicans. Outside of politics  he is heavily involved in 4-H, FFA, & Y-Club. Additionally, he is an archer, fisher, and hunter. Braden believes that if we take it one student at a time to one county at a time that's how we’ll win!

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LEE HALL

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
official@hsreps.org

Lee Hall is the Development Director of the organization and also serves as State Secretary of Virginia. Living in Wise County VA, the heart of Appalachia, all his life. Lee’s apart of the Forensics and Scholastic team and was the state runner up in forensics last year. After graduating Lee hopes to double major in pre-law and political science in hopes of becoming a DC prosecutor then politician.

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JAMES THIBAULT

POLITICAL DIRECTOR
official@hsreps.org 

Bio coming soon

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VICTORIA McFALL

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
official@hsreps.org 

Victoria McFall is currently a Junior in high school and currently serves as the communications director of the High School Republican National Federation and as the treasurer of the Texas Federation of Teenage Republicans. She is the founder and chair of her local High School Republicans club at Palestine High School in her hometown. Victoria is determined to revolutionize youth political perspectives, hoping to ignite a transformative wave of conservative engagement and bring awareness to America’s political climate. When she isn't defending conservative values, you can find her dancing at football games under the Friday night lights, or leading her school in speech and debate, Youth and Government, Model UN, amongst various other competitions.

NATIONAL STAFF

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SEBASTIAN GIRSTL

CRISIS DIRECTOR
official@hsreps.org

Bio coming soon.

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MICHAEL BICKSEL

CONSERVATEEN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

official@hsreps.org

Bio coming soon.

COMMITTEES

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

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GARRETT BUMPS (CT)

CHAIRMAN 

Giuseppe Sciano di Cola (PA)

Caden Schaefer-Rose (WI)

Kellen Habibelahy (VA)

Nicholai Galusha (WI)

Yosef Herrera (TX)

Gabriel Kirkwood (TX)

LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

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JAMES THIBAULT (NH)

CHAIRMAN 

Carsen Cooper (UT)

Lucy Kinkade (LA)

Lee Hall (VA)

Sebastian Gristl (FL)

Charley Matthews (CA)

Arjun Ray (MA)
Eli Solomon (NJ)

BY-LAWS COMMITTEE

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ANNA HOPPER (AR)

CHAIRWOMAN 

EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEE

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JA'QUON STEMBRIDGE (GA)

CHAIRMAN 

ADVISORY BOARD

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JOHN KOONS

NATIONAL ADVISOR

John Koons currently serves as Deputy Director at the Leadership Institute’s Jay Henges Center, where he assists in training conservative activists on running campaigns. He previously served as the Youth Engagement Director for the Republican National Committee, where he led party efforts of engaging young voters. Starting as a college freshman, he organized various local school board, borough council, and judicial campaigns, before transitioning to other local and statewide elections. During the 2020 presidential cycle, John served as the Pennsylvania Trump Victory Leadership Initiative Director where he oversaw the statewide volunteer recruitment and training efforts. Prior to joining the statewide Pennsylvania Trump Victory team, John was a grassroots organizer for Central Pennsylvania, developing a robust team of 1,000+ volunteers between 2018 and 2019. We are honored to have him as one of our National Advisors!

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RICK LOUGHERY

NATIONAL ADVISOR

Rick Loughery currently serves as National Chairman of the Young Republicans, a position which he was historically elected and re-elected to unanimously. Rick has set an aggressive agenda for the organization, launching numerous national initiatives to boost voter outreach and grow the organization. In just ten weeks of the 2020 presidential campaign, he deployed volunteers to 25 states, making more than 23 million voter contacts, sending 24 Young Republicans to Congress and thousands to state legislatures. We are honored to have him as one of our National Advisors!

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SPENCER CARR

NATIONAL ADVISOR

Spencer Carr currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager to Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. Spencer has a long list of accomplishments, having doubled Tenney’s 2018 campaign voter contacts, made over 4 million organic digital campaign impressions, organized extensive MMS texting programs, and outmaneuvered Democrat operatives to defend a 12 vote lead and win the second closest House race in the country. Spencer now resides part-time in Arlington, Virginia and Upstate New York. We are honored to have him as one of our National Advisors!

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RACHEL HOWARD

NATIONAL ADVISOR

Rachel Howard is the Chair of the National Federation of College Republicans. As the National Chair, she is working to help College Republican Federations around the country advance the Republican cause on campus, elect conservatives, and mobilize the next generation of Republican leadership. 

 

Prior to her current position, Rachel was the Louisiana state chair for 3 years where she helped grow the Federation, provided block grants to chapters, and hosted a multitude of speakers and days of action. She has worked on numerous campaigns in and out of Louisiana.

 

Rachel double majored in Economics and Business Management at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She currently attends McNeese State University where she is pursuing a Masters in Business Administration. 

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TIM CLEVELAND

NATIONAL ADVISOR

Bio coming soon

Board Members Emeriti

Chairman Emeritus: William Atkins (2022-2023)

Secretary Emeritus: Leo Kennedy (2022-2023)

Development Director Emeritus: Sam Widener (2022-2023)

Communications Director Emeritus: Landon Elks (2022-2023)

There are 3 important levels to the organization. Local, State, and National. Click on each to learn more!

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