Sharon Day was elected Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee on January 14, 2011, and was re-elected on January 25, 2013. From 2009-2011, she served as RNC Secretary. She has served the Republican Party at the local, state and national level for more than 20 years.
Sharon has built several businesses in the insurance and marketing industry, creating jobs for hundreds of individuals and families. She has used that private sector success in the political arena working for candidates, committees and groups that believe in the power of small businesses and the free market system.
Sharon has been a member of the Broward County, Florida Republican Executive committee since 1994 and State Committeewoman from Broward County since 1996. She has served as Florida’s National Committeewoman since 2004 before her election as Secretary of the RNC.
During the election recount of 2000 Sharon played an important role by identifying and deploying Republican ballot counters in Broward County to ensure a balanced and transparent review occurred. Following that effort, she was appointed to serve on the Committee for Election Reform for the State of Florida by Governor Jeb Bush.
In 2006, Sharon was elected one of eight members on the site selection committee for the 2008 RNC Convention, where she was also selected as Chairman of the Convention’s Special Events. She was appointed to the Committee on Arrangements for 2008 and has received a similar appointment for the 2012 Convention in her home state of Florida.
Among other areas of her community service, Sharon was appointed by both Governor Bush and Governor Crist to the Broward County Housing Authority where she previously served as the Chair. Additionally, Sharon serves as a Commissioner on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women.
During her service to the Republican Party, Sharon has recruited numerous successful candidates and worked closely with party activists and supporters to spread the Republican message of less taxes, less spending and more freedom. In addition she looks to continuing GOP success in the future through the use of the latest technology.
Sharon was born in Texas, and currently resides in Ft. Lauderdale. She earlier counted Indiana as home. Her two sons and five grandchildren are a great source of pride.