At the turn of the 20th century, political activism in the United States reached a fever pitch.  In no other place was this more visible than the spirited policy debates between William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt.  In April 1911, against this backdrop, thirty-two young men came together under the leadership of Benjamin M. Day, along with, Philip J. McCook, Lloyd Carpenter Griscom, Frederick Paul Keppel, Henry W. Goddard, Edward R. Finch, Alfred Conkling Coxe Jr., and Albert S. Bard to organize young Republicans in New York City.  They sought a forum where they could work within and for the Republican Party, yet be free to champion local candidates and criticize party policies when warranted.  To this end, these young men formed the New York Young Republican Club, as an offshoot of the earlier New York Young Men’s Republican Club, founded in 1879, which itself was a descendant of the even earlier New York Young Men’s Republican Union founded in 1856.

The club grew quickly and in December 1911 held their first gala.  Senator William Edgar Borah was the keynote speaker at the gala for Guest of Honor, President of the United States William Howard Taft.  On February 19, 1912, the club formally incorporated as the New York Young Republican Club Inc. with the express purpose:

“To promote and maintain the principles of the Republican Party; to foster within the Republican Party and make practical in service of the municipality, state and nation, the idealism characteristic of youth; to correct in our own party that tendency of all parties to make organization an end rather than a means; to develop sound principle and public spirit in party politics; to promote honest and fair electoral methods, to the end that the expression of the popular will by whatever party or body, shall be as free, untrammeled and equal as possible; to resist and expose political corruption; to advocate merit rather than partisan service as entitling to public office; to watch legislation and to encourage public attention to and efficiently criticize the conduct of government.”

Since that day, the Club has worked diligently to further the mission entrusted to us by the founding members for over a century.  As stewards of a proud tradition of advocacy, we invite you to join us as we build the Club and prepare it for the next 100 years.

Meet our Executive Board

Our Executive Board is composed of all elected club officers.

Gavin M. Wax

President

Gavin Mario Wax is the 73rd President of the New York Young Republican Club.

He was elected unanimously in April of 2019.

In addition to serving as President of the New York Young Republican Club, he also serves as the Chairman of the Association of Young Republican Clubs and as the Digital Director of the Young Republican National Federation.

Viswanag B. Burra

Vice President

Angela V. Siefert

Treasurer

Alexandra R. Fasulo

Corresponding Secretary

Jaclyn C. Dolinsky

Recording Secretary

Meet our Board of Governors

Our Board of Governors is composed of all appointed standing committee chairmen. 

  • Activism Chairman: Gabriel E. Montalvo
  • Advisory Chairman: Jake J. Freijo
  • Campaigns Chairman: Zachary P. Lountzis
  • Communications Chairwoman: Ilana A. Marcus
  • Design Chairman: Jonathan R. Doucette
  • Events Chairwoman: Kristi L. De Vita
  • Finance Chairman: Vacant
  • Fundraising Chairwoman: Elizabeth P.J. Holland
  • Law Chairman: Brett T. Joshpe
  • Membership Chairwoman: Asha D. Rampertaap
  • Outreach Chairman: Fernando Acosta Jr. 
  • Philanthropy Chairwoman: Francesca L. Di Paola
  • Policy Chairwoman: Iulia Lupse
  • Rules Chairman: Nathan E. Berger

Committees

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Meet our Board of Advisors

Our Board of Advisors is composed of influential minds in the conservative movement.

  • Darren J. Beattie
  • Eugene Garrett Bewkes IV
  • Joseph C. Borelli
  • John Burnett
  • William I. Chamberlain
  • Ronald D. Coleman
  • Pedro L. Gonzalez
  • Joshua B. Hammer
  • Raheem J. Kassam
  • Brendan T. Lantry
  • Michelle Malkin
  • David B. Marcus
  • Chadwick A. Moore
  • Yechezkel Moskowitz
  • Deroy Murdock
  • John M. Posobiec III
  • James B. Sexton
  • Anthony Shaffer
  • Matthew A. Taylor
  • Matthew R. Tyrmand
  • Adam M. Weiss

Club Documents

Bylaws

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History

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Awards

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Code of Conduct

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Free Speech Policy

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Sexual Harassment Policy

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“The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”

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