Friday, April 20, 2007

NYYRC ELECTS 2007 EXECUTIVE BOARD

New York, NY –The New York Young Republican Club, Inc. (NYYRC) elected its 2007 executive board at the April general meeting last night at the Union League Club. The oldest continually running Young Republican Club in the Country elected Lynn Krogh as President, Kendal Elliott as Vice President, Michael Salomon as Secretary, Sharlene Santercole as Chairman of the Board of Advisors and re-elected Nicholas Vertucci as Treasurer. The new officers will assume their duties immediately.

“This is an important year for the New York Young Republican Club,” said President-elect Lynn Krogh. “With New York holding an early primary, we have an unprecedented opportunity to play a large role in the pivotal 2008 Presidential election. Presidential candidates will be setting up shop right here in New York and our members will have the ability to work for the candidate they support, not in New Hampshire or Iowa, but in our own back yard. I look forward to serving as NYYRC President as we continue to work to make a difference on the ground for candidates locally, statewide and nationally.”

Krogh became involved with the Rensselaer County Young Republicans at the age of 19 in and quickly rose to the positions of Secretary and then Vice Chair. In 2001, she was appointed to the position of Capital Region Vice-Chair for the New York State Young Republicans, helping to grow county chapters in New York’s Capital Region. Krogh worked on the 2002 re-election campaign of Governor George E. Pataki and following the election, she joined the Governor’s New York City Press Staff. During that time, Lynn became a member of the NYYRC and since joining, she has served as Membership Chair, Secretary, and most recently, Vice President. She is also the Executive Director for the New York State Young Republicans and the Communications Director for the Young Republican National Federation.

Kendal Elliott, the new NYYRC Vice President, previously served as Campaign Chair, acting as a liaison between the NYYRC and Republican campaigns for public office within New York City and the surrounding areas. Elliott has managed political campaigns on both the national and local levels and consults local candidates.

Nicholas Vertucci was re-elected to the office of Treasurer, a position he has held since April 2005. Prior to his election, he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee where he represented the Club in discussing the overhaul of Social Security on CNN and on issues involving Wal-Mart's attempts to come to Queens and school vouchers in the New York Sun. Nick is an avid blogger on the NYYRC’s Blog, The NYYR Record.

Prior to being elected Chairman to the Board of Advisors, Sharlene Santercole served as the New York Young Republican Club, Inc. Membership Co-Chair for retaining members. Santercole joined the NYYRC in October 2003 and has volunteered for the NYC Host Committee and was assigned a COA Volunteer in Site Operations during the Republican National Convention. She also worked on NYYRC member Anton Srdanovic's 2004 congressional campaign as a Volunteer Coordinator. Santercole is the National Committeewoman for the New York State Young Republicans and also serves on the Campaign Oversight Committee for the Young Republican National Federation.

The New York Young Republican Club, Inc., is a not-for-profit political organization that exists to bring Republicans aged 18-40 together to discuss the Republican Party platform and aid the Republican Party in the education of the public about the Republican agenda and the promotion of Republican candidates for office. To find out more about the New York Young Republican Club, Inc. please visit the Website at http://www.nyyrc.com.

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