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 which was 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, untrammelled 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, 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 Wax


Vish Burra

Vice President

Michael McBride


Jackie Dolinsky


Meet Our Board of Governors

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

  • Campaigns Chair: Zach Lountzis
  • Outreach Chair: Fernando Acosta
  • Finance Chair: Angela Van Buuren
  • Membership Chair: Ilana Marcus
  • Fundraising Chair: Jose Freijo
  • Events Chair: Kristi De Vita
  • Law Chair: Tyler Grant
  • Policy Chair: Iulia Lupse
  • Communications Chair: Alex Fasulo
  • Rules Chair: Nathan Berger
  • Advisory Chair: Oliver Samples
  • Design Chair: Jonathan Doucette

Meet Our Board of Advisers

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

  • Deroy Murdock
  • Buck Sexton
  • Michelle Malkin
  • Matthew Tyrmand
  • M.A. Taylor
  • Raheem Kassam
  • Brendan Lantry
  • Rick Loughrey
  • Joe Borelli
  • Eugene Garrett Bewkes IV
  • Chadwick Moore
  • Anthony Shaffer

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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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