Ken McKay Announces
… his candidacy for the chairmanship of the RIGOP via this press release dispatched just after noon today.
Republicans are faced with an incredible opportunity to win elections in Rhode Island. We have great incumbents and candidates. We have incredibly hard working activists.
Respectfully, I hope to earn your support and vote to become Chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party in March. Over the last few weeks I have talked to many Rhode Island Republicans about our future. I will continue that outreach through our March meeting.
I humbly believe that if we all pull together against liberal, Democrat policies and leaders we can win elections here. In my opinion, Republican ideas represent the majority opinion in Rhode Island. Liberals and Democrats continue to take us in the wrong direction. We must organize the like-minded majority, and identify our vote, and turn them out on election day, if we do we will find ourselves in the majority and in control of our destiny.
Before serving on the Rick Scott for Governor campaign in Florida last summer and fall I had the honor to serve our party as Chief of Staff at the National Committee. When I arrived there shortly after President Obama’s inauguration Washington wrote us off. We were not expected to win. Frankly, the question was how big the Democrat majority could get? We worked in the face of skepticism but we remained excited and pulled together to beat Democrats. We helped challenge the liberal health care takeover, we helped successful Governor’s races, we raised money. We spent every day organizing. It was not easy. Doubt was in the air. We took steps though towards success and we pressed every day until we achieved victory and we can do that in Rhode Island.
A little about me:
Married for 18 years and we have three boys
My wife and I are from Rhode Island
Managed two successful campaigns for Governor Carcieri
Served as Chief of Staff to Governor Carcieri for his first term
Veteran of the United States Army Infantry
As Chief of Staff at RNC made sure RI was supported
Assisted in RIGOP fundraising
Took a leave of absence from Governor Carcieri’s office to assist in 2004 legislative races
Attached is a letter that I ask you to read regarding my candidacy for Chair of our great Party, and again, I ask for your support.