Evan Power, Vice Chair of the Republican Party of Florida and Chair of the Leon County Republican Executive Committee, has landed 10 Republican endorsements throughout the state in his bid for National Committeeman with the Republican National Committee (RNC).
The endorsers include U.S. Reps. Aaron Bean, Neal Dunn, Scott Franklin, Matt Gaetz, Laurel Lee and Cory Mills, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, state Sens. Jay Collins and Nick DiCeglie, and Duval County School Board Member April Carney.
Power announced his bid for National Committeeman last week.
“After meeting with and spending time with my fellow State Executive Committee members we all seem to agree that Floridians are growing tired of winning big elections here in Florida but then seeing those victories do not carry over to the rest of the Country,” Power said when he announced his candidacy.
“Florida needs a fighter that will work to bring the successes that we have achieved here in Florida to the Republican National Committee.”
Power has served as Chair of the Leon County Republicans since 2014. He ran unsuccessfully last year for Chair of the Republican Party of Florida, losing to now-Chair Christian Ziegler.
Power has also been a two-time delegate to the Republican National Convention.
“Florida has led the way, and we need to make sure our values are represented at the Republican National Committee,” Power said last week. “We need to ensure that the RNC is prepared to win across the country so that we can continue.”
Power said he was running because Florida’s GOP “success does not matter when we allow Democrats to win races nationwide and try to hollow out our country.” He referred to himself as a “relentless fighter.”