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2022 Candidates


OUR 2022 ENDORSEMENTS

U.S. Senate Candidate Winner

Katie Boyd Britt

Alabama
Britt is the outgoing president and CEO of Alabama’s business council. She began her career working in Washington, D.C. as press secretary for Senator Richard Shelby and went on to serve as special assistant to then-University of Alabama President Robert Witt. She obtained her law degree from the University of Alabama and practiced law at the Alabama-based firm Butler Snow LLP. Britt later returned to Senator Shelby's team to serve as his chief of staff. In Alabama, Britt has been active in the community, serving on numerous committees and task forces, including the Alabama Wildlife Federation Board of Directors. She remains involved as a volunteer for a variety of civic, educational, and leadership organizations in Alabama as well.

U.S. House Candidate Winners

Lori Chavez-DeRemer

Oregon-05
Chavez-Deremer is a small business owner and former Mayor of Happy Valley. She is the granddaughter of a woman whose family legally immigrated from Mexico to achieve the American dream. Chavez-Deremer and her husband Shawn founded Anesthesia Associates Northwest and they now run several medical clinics throughout the Pacific Northwest. Chavez-Deremer's public service career began in 2002 on the Happy Valley Parks Committee. She later won a seat on the Happy Valley City Council and became City Council President. Chavez-Deremer was elected Mayor in 2010, becoming Happy Valley’s first female and Latina elected mayor. She was re-elected in 2014, leading Oregon’s fastest-growing community.

Monica De La Cruz

Texas-15
De La Cruz came to the U.S. when she was young after her family fled political injustice in Mexico. Growing up, she saw firsthand the effects of a broken immigration system and failed government policies. Upon graduation from the University of Texas at San Antonio, De La Cruz-Hernandez established her roots in the Rio Grande Valley by opening her own insurance agency and quickly becoming one of the top 50 agents in the US. In 2016, she and her husband started a small business where they hired workers who had recently lost their jobs, and taught others how to open their own businesses and achieve financial independence.

Erin Houchin

Indiana-09
Houchin is a small business owner and Founder and President of Contend Communications. She previously served in the Indiana Senate where she developed a record of passing legislation that was pro-life, pro-second amendment, and pro-law enforcement. Prior to serving in the State Senate, Houchin served as Southeast Indiana Regional Director for U.S. Senator Dan Coats and was a Governor’s appointee to the Indiana Commission for Women.

Jen Kiggans

Virginia-02
Kiggans has an accomplished resume. Before joining the Navy, Kiggans earned a degree in International Relations from Boston University and taught English in public schools in Japan. She then served in the U.S. Navy for a decade, completing two deployments to the Persian Gulf as a helicopter pilot. Using the GI Bill, Kiggans returned to school after the Navy to become a board-certified Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. She is currently a primary care provider for a small private practice. In 2019, Kiggans was elected to the Virginia State Senate where she has been a champion for veterans, active-duty military, the unborn, seniors, patients, and working families.

Laurel Lee

Florida-15
Lee was appointed by Governor DeSantis as Florida’s 36th Secretary of State in January 2019 and served for three years. During her tenure as Secretary of State, Lee worked to strengthen Florida’s elections infrastructure and cybersecurity defenses and was recognized as a national leader on election policy and security. Prior to serving in the DeSantis administration, Lee served as a Circuit Court Judge in Florida’s Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, where she was appointed by then-Governor Rick Scott. Before becoming a judge, she served as a federal prosecutor for the United States Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida. Lee has family ties in eastern Hillsborough County that go back more than 70 years. Her husband, former Senate President Tom Lee, served the area in the state Senate for 18 years.

U.S. House Incumbent Winners

Rep. Stephanie Bice

Oklahoma-05
Rep. Bice is the first Iranian American to serve in Congress, a business executive, and former Oklahoma State Senator. In the House, she has been a strong voice on criminal justice reform, something she worked on extensively during her time in the Oklahoma Senate. She currently serves as the Freshman Class President, a member of the Republican Whip Team, and a member of the House Committee on Armed Services and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Rep. Ashley Hinson

Iowa-02
Rep. Hinson is an award-winning journalist, former TV news reporter, and former Iowa House Representative. Hinson has proven to be a leader in the House, advocating for farmers and acting as a check on the Biden Administration regarding China, infrastructure, and the economy. She sits on the House Committee on Appropriations and House Budget Committee.

Rep. Young Kim

California-40
Rep. Kim is a Korean American immigrant, small business owner, and former California Assemblywoman. In Congress, she is a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus and sits on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Small Business, and House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Kim was recently named the most bipartisan House freshman.

Rep. Nancy Mace

South Carolina-01
Rep. Mace was the first female graduate of the Citadel, a business owner, and former South Carolina House Representative. In Congress, Mace has been a leading voice on the need to reopen schools and combat critical race theory. She is a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis

New York-11
Rep. Malliotakis is the daughter of Greek and Cuban immigrants and is a former New York Assemblywoman. She is a founding member of the “Freedom Force”, a group of GOP freshmen intended to counter efforts to promote socialism by AOC and her allies. Malliotakis is the current Assistant Whip for the House Republican Conference and is a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

Iowa-01
Rep. Miller-Meeks is a former Army nurse and physician who rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. She previously served as Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health and as an Iowa State Senator. In the House, Miller-Meeks has built a strong platform focused on COVID-19 and women’s health, including introducing a resolution to protect U.S. vaccine intellectual property. She is a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.

Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar

Florida-27
Rep. Salazar is the daughter of Cuban immigrants, a journalist, and former TV anchor and reporter. Winning five Emmy Awards, she was recognized for her passion for freedom and uncovering oppressive communist and socialist regimes in Latin America. Salazar has become the leading GOP voice in the House on immigration reform, calling for a compassionate approach from conservatives. She is a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and House Small Business Committee.

Rep. Michelle Steel

California-45
Rep. Steel is a Korean American immigrant, former member of the California State Board of Equalization, and former chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Steel has become a leading voice in standing up against hate toward Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), and has introduced a bipartisan resolution to address incidents many in the AAPI community face. She sits on the House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Rep. Beth Van Duyne

Texas-24
Rep. Van Duyne is a former city council member, mayor, and regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She is only the second GOP woman from Texas to be elected to a full term in the House of Representatives. Van Duyne has been an active freshman member, introducing numerous pieces of legislation focused on small businesses and the border crisis. She is a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Small Business Committee, and the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress Committee.

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