From Del. Kathy Szeliga:
The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) announced Delegate Szeliga participated in the RSLC’s 2013 “Right Women, Right Now” Summit in Nashville, TN Sept. 9th and 10th. Delegate Szeliga joined approximately 30 elected officials from across the nation to strategize on how to identify, train and support women to run for state level office and participate in the summit’s goal to recruit candidates to better reflect America’s full diversity.
“Women bring needed, vibrant voices to policy debates across the nation and it is critical we encourage, train and support new women candidates to be in the pipeline of leadership,” said Delegate Szeliga. “’Right Women, Right Now’ will identify 300 women to run for state level office to become our current and future Party leaders. I’m honored to join this Summit, working with proven women leaders from across the nation who is passionate about increasing the number of Republican women in state level office.”
Delegate Szeliga noted that last cycle, the RSLC’s “Right Women, Right Now” identified 185 new Republican women candidates from 36 states, yielding 84 new Republican women elected to state offices in 2012. This cycle, the RSLC has committed to recruit 300 new Republican candidates and elect 150 of them, spending $6 million to do so as part of the overall Future Majority Project that recruits women and minority candidates to run for first time office.
The 2013 “Right Women, Right Now” Summit took place in Nashville, TN on Sept. 9 and 10, 2013. Attorney General Pam Bondi will gave the keynote address. Hosted by Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, the gathering brought together over 30 elected women and supporters from across the nation to address how to support women at all levels of elected leadership. Co-Chairs of “Right Women, Right Now” are Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell (TN), Attorney General Pam Bondi (FL), Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (WI) and Secretary Kim Wyman (WA).