Rick Loughery, the former head of Pennsylvania Young Republicans and current Chester County GOP Chair, has been elected to lead the Young Republican National Federation, writes John Cole for Politics PA.
Loughery, a Phoenixville native, was elected unanimously by more than 300 attendees at the 2019 Young Republican National Convention at the end of last month.
During his speech, Loughery said he plans to focus on getting young conservatives more involved with the party.
“What I want Young Republicans on the national stage to do is encourage young people, young conservatives to run for office, raise the profile of young people across the country that are doing good things for the Republican Party,” he said.
Another goal is to try to help young people understand the party message better, and change the perception that the GOP is “the party of old white men.”
“This is a very diverse and talented young group across the country,” he said.
He also plans to focus on a conservative economic message, which he believes resonates better with younger people.
“They care about taxes; they care about job creation,” Loughery said.