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The Republican Lieutenant Governors Association has named Lt. Gov. Jeanette Núñez as its Chair for the 2021 election cycle.
Nuñez had previously served as Vice-Chair of the RLGA Executive Committee, where she helped the Republican State Leadership Committee break fundraising records and secure victories for GOP Lieutenant Governor candidates in North Carolina and Utah.
RLGA also gives Nuñez a share of the credit in Republicans’ success in Florida, which shifted toward the GOP last cycle in elections for both state and federal offices.
“In 2020, our team played a crucial role shaping the future of America in key Lieutenant Governor races from North Carolina to Montana, and now our focus shifts to the 32 elections across the country over the next two years,” Nuñez said. “The onslaught of liberal spending in the states will be challenging; however, I’m eager to start leading the RLGA efforts to ensure Republicans have the support they need for success.”
Nuñez was elected alongside Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2018, becoming Florida’s first Hispanic female Lieutenant Governor. She previously served eight years in the state House and was named Speaker Pro Tempore in her final term.
“The RSLC and RLGA are committed to developing the Republican leaders of tomorrow, and Lt. Gov. Nuñez is a trailblazer and prime example of a state Republican who has a long future ahead of her in national politics,” RSLC President Dee Duncan said.
“A key player in the historic success we achieved in 2020, her ability to build winning coalitions and her outreach to the Hispanic community, in particular, has been critical. I’m confident Lt. Gov. Núñez will continue to be one of our organization’s strongest assets, and we are lucky to have her chairing the RLGA this cycle.”
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— 666,067 Contact with a confirmed case
— 19,416 Both
— 1,058,528 Under investigation
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— 28,526 in FL
— 2,813,488 Doses administered
— 2,057,154 Total people vaccinated
— 1,300,820 First dose
— 756,334 Series completed (+62,469 since Monday)
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