RNC Hires National Youth Director
WASHINGTON – The Republican National Committee (RNC) is announcing the hire of a National Youth Director, Elliott Echols, as the party continues to strengthen relationships with young voters across the country. Echols will build a grassroots infrastructure with the under-30 community by engaging with young voters in their communities, strengthening the party’s ties with College Republicans and Young Republicans and working with state parties to have a permanent presence across the country.
“Today’s announcement is groundbreaking,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “Bringing Elliot on board in an off-year will help us build relationships with young voters and mobilize students and young professionals to take our message to their peers. This work isn’t just for 2014; it will outlast any one cycle or campaign. Young Americans are independent-minded people who are concerned about getting our nation’s economy back on track and I look forward to getting their input on how we move forward as a country and as a party.”