Jennifer Saul Rich was elected as the National Committeewoman from New York in November of 2004. She serves on the Executive Committee and was the Chairman of the News and Media subcommittee at the 2012 Republican National Convention. She also serves on the Standing Committee on Rules.
Currently, Ms. Rich serves on the Board of Overseers for the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Education. She is a trustee for the Town School Board and the Randall’s Island Sports Foundation, and a member of the Hudson River Park Advisory Council. She is the co-chair of Family Benefit and a member of the Visiting Committee of the Department of Photographs for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the founder, member and former chair of the Young Collectors Council for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Mr. Rich is a member of the Metropolitan Republican Club and the vice-chair and member of the Women’s Board for the Central Park Conservancy.
Previously, Ms. Rich was an elementary school teacher for ten years. She worked at Christ Church Day School, The Browning School, and The Francis Parker School. She was the former co-chair of the Stieglitz Society for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a member of the New Leadership Network and Capital Club for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a member of the Trustees Council of Penn Women at the University of Pennsylvania, a board member of the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, and the co-chair of the Playground Partners for the Central Park Conservancy. Ms. Rich also worked at Cathy Blaney and Associates doing fundraising for the Republican State Committee, Congressman Rick Lazio, and Governor George Pataki.
In 1996, Jason began his career at the New York political fundraising firm of Cathy Blaney and Associates. Moving up the ladder to become one of the top fundraisers of the firm and the country, he has worked directly with a wide array of Republican candidates, elected officials, and entities such as President Bush, Senator Dole, Governor Pataki, Congressman Lazio for U.S. Senate, the New York Republican State Committee, and the 2004 RNC Convention, along with many more.
While continuing as a fundraising consultant, Jason also took on the role of Executive Director for the New York Republican County Committee. His duties included the coordination of the petition process, candidate recruitment and support, and the day to day duties of the Committee. He had also organized many of the Committee’s successful Lincoln Day Dinners.
In October of 2009, Jason accepted the position as Finance Director of the New York Republican State Committee.
He is a former President of the New York Young Republican Club, Inc. having served from August 2001 – April 2004 and is a former Chairman of the New York State Young Republicans having served from July 2003 – June 2007.
In July 2013, he was unanimously elected Chairman of the Young Republican National Federation.
In 2007, Jason was nominated and voted as one of the top 40 Under 40 rising political stars in New York City by City Hall Newspaper. In the Spring semester of 2012, Jason began teaching “Fundraising, Campaign Finance Law, and Ethics” as an adjunct professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School for Campaigns and Elections.
Jason grew up in a working class New York City neighborhood in Queens and was an honor roll student at Archbishop Molloy High School. He is a graduate of Fordham University – Rose Hill - and Fordham Law School – Lincoln Center. Jason is a long-suffering, avid fan of both the New York Mets and New York Jets.
STEFANIK, Elise M, a Representative from New York; born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., July 2, 1984; graduated from Albany Academy for Girls, Albany, N.Y., 2002; A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 2006; staff, President George W. Bush administration, 2006-2009; campaign aide; businesswoman; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress (January 3, 2015-present).
KATKO, John, a Representative from New York; born in Camillus, Onondaga County, N.Y., November 9, 1962; graduated from Bishop Ludden High School, Syracuse, N.Y., 1980; B.A., Niagara University, Lewiston, N.Y., 1984; J.D., Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y., 1988; lawyer, private practice; staff, United States Securities and Exchange Commission, 1991-1995; staff, United States Justice Department, 1995-2014; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress (January 3, 2015-present).
ZELDIN, Lee M, a Representative from New York; born in East Meadow, Nassau County, N.Y., January 30, 1980; graduated from William Floyd High School, Brookhaven, N.Y., 1998; B.A., State University of New York, Albany, N.Y., 2001; J.D., Albany Law School, Albany, N.Y., 2003; United States Army, 2003-2007; United States Army Reserve, 2007-present; lawyer; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States House of Representatives in 2008; member of the New York state senate, 2010-2014; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress (January 3, 2015-present).
COLLINS, Chris, a Representative from New York; born in Schenectady, Schenectady County, N.Y., May 20, 1950; B.S., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., 1972; M.B.A., University of Alabama, Birmingham, Ala., 1975; businessman; Erie County, N.Y. executive, 2007-2011; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States House of Representatives in 1998; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2013-present).
REED, Thomas W. II, a Representative from New York; born in Joliet, Will County, Ill., November 18, 1971; graduated from Horseheads High School, Horseheads, N.Y., 1989; B.A., Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y., 1993; J.D., Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, 1996; lawyer, private practice; business owner; Mayor of Corning, N.Y., 2007-2010; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Eric J.J. Massa, and to the three succeeding Congresses (November 2, 2010-present).
KING, Peter T., a Representative from New York; born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 5, 1944; B.A., St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., 1965; J.D., Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Ind., 1968; New York Army National Guard, 1968-1973; lawyer, private practice; Nassau County, N.Y. deputy attorney, 1972-1974; member of the Hempstead, N.Y., town council, 1977-1981; Nassau County, N.Y. comptroller, 1981-1993; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Third and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-present); chair, Committee on Homeland Security (One Hundred Ninth and One Hundred Twelfth Congresses).
HANNA, Richard, a Representative from New York; born in Utica, Oneida County, N.Y., January 25, 1951; graduated from Whitesboro High School, Marcy, N.Y.; B.A., Reed College, Portland, Oreg., 1976; business owner; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States House of Representatives in 2008; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).
GIBSON, Christopher, a Representative from New York; born in Rockville Centre, Nassau County, N.Y., May 13, 1964; graduated from Ichabod Crane High School, Kinderhook, N.Y.; B.A., Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y., 1986; M.P.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1995; Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1998; New York National Guard, 1981-1986; United States Army, 1986-2010; faculty, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).