Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez will take over as the chair of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA) in 2021.
While Virginia will hold a lieutenant gubernatorial election this year and the gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey will pick running mates this year, Nuñez sounded more focused on 2022.
“In 2020, our team played a crucial role shaping the future of America in key lieutenant governor races from North Carolina to Montana, and now our focus shifts to the 32 elections across the country over the next two years,” said Nuñez. “The onslaught of liberal spending in the states will be challenging; however, I’m eager to start leading the RLGA efforts to ensure Republicans have the support they need for success.”
RSLC President Dee Duncan, who worked with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., as political director, said Nuñez is up to the challenge.
“The RSLC and RLGA are committed to developing the Republican leaders of tomorrow, and Lieutenant Governor Nuñez is a trailblazer and prime example of a state Republican who has a long future ahead of her in national politics. A key player in the historic success we achieved in 2020, her ability to build winning coalitions and her outreach to the Hispanic community in particular has been critical. I’m confident Lieutenant Governor Nuñez will continue to be one of our organization’s strongest assets and we are lucky to have her chairing the RLGA this cycle,” Duncan said.
Nuñez served as a legislative aide in Tallahassee before being elected to represent parts of Miami Dade in 2010. During her time in the House, she rose to become speaker pro tempore. Ron DeSantis picked her to be his running mate in 2018.
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