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Washington, D.C. - Maggie’s List, a federal political action committee (PAC), today announced new state chairs in New York, Wisconsin, and West Virginia to help support conservative women in their respective states.
· Chele Farley, New York Co-Chair In 2020, Chele Chiavacci Farley was the Republican and Conservative party candidate in New York’s Hudson Valley, north of New York City. She ran a close race to her 4-term incumbent, by stressing the necessity to invest in the region’s crumbling infrastructure and advance pro-growth policies that would create jobs. Farley was also the Republican, Conservative and Reform party candidate for US Senate in New York in 2018, running on a platform to reduce taxes, lower energy costs and institute term limits for federal politicians.
· Robin Moore, Wisconsin Chair Robin Moore has been active in grassroots politics since she attended her first Wisconsin Federation of Republican Women (WFRW) convention where she was elected as the 5th District Chairman representing the federation’s clubs to the Wisconsin GOP. Within a year, Moore was also serving on her local club as chaplain and was appointed by Reince Priebus to the WIS GOP Executive Board as the Professional Young Republicans Chairman.
· Leah Vukmir, Wisconsin Co-Chair Leah Vukmir is the Vice President of State Affairs for National Taxpayers Union – the oldest nonpartisan taxpayer advocacy group in the United States. In March 2019, she joined NTU where she educates and lobbies state lawmakers to adopt policies that lower taxes, streamline government inefficiencies, and promote private markets. Vukmir draws on her 16-year experience as a state lawmaker in Wisconsin where she was on the frontlines of the education, labor and healthcare reform. She was previously a Maggie’s List endorsed candidate.
· Beth Bloch, West Virginia Chair Beth Bloch has been active in civic and political organizations, and a volunteer, all of her life, she matured into Republican advocacy beginning at the grassroots level, working on behalf of the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign Inc., as Chairwoman for West Virginia Women for Trump, a campaign coalition co-chaired by Senator Donna Boley and Senator Sue Cline, respectively. Bloch also served as state Co-Chair on the 2016 RNC Trump Victory Committee.
· Sara Hart Weir, Kansas Co-Chair Sara Hart Weir’s life work was fashioned from her family and their deep commitment to community, hard work and a passion for improving Kansas. Her father, Scott, serves as the Director for the Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation at the University of Kansas Cancer Center and her mom, Lucy, is a successful realtor in the Kansas City metro. She is an Olathe, KS native, a proud graduate of Olathe South High School and Leadership Olathe. She was awarded the 2000 Olathe South High School Principal’s Senior Leadership of the Year Award. Hart Weir has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Political Leadership from Westminster College, Sara earned a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College. Hart Weir was previously a Maggie’s List endorsed candidate.
· Tiffany Shedd, Arizona Co-Chair Tiffany Shedd is a fourth-generation farmer, small business owner, and attorney from rural Arizona. She received her college and law degrees at the University of Arizona. She’s worked as a bi-lingual kindergarten teacher, farmer, and natural resource attorney, and owns several small businesses. Shedd was previously a Maggie’s List endorsed candidate.
“We are thrilled to have strong women conservative values joining our leadership team. After our most successful election yet, we can’t wait to see what our Maggie’s List candidates can achieve with these leaders’ help,” said Sandra Mortham, Maggie’s List Chairman.
According to the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), women hold 26.7%, of the 535 seats in the 117th Congress, a number that is significantly lower than the average percentage of eligible women who regularly vote in elections, which was 59.3% in 2016. Maggie’s List mission is to equalize those numbers and empower women to take a stand and run for what they believe in.