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Caucuses

The New York Young Republican Club has caucuses that advocate for representation of their respective interests in the Club and Republican Party. We invite our members to become more active in our caucuses to promote Republican ideals throughout the five boroughs and beyond.

Any group of five Voting Members of the Club may petition the Board of Governors to charter a Caucus to forward ideas, advance an issue, represent a constituency, endorse candidates, or propose resolutions.

If you wish to join a caucus, please email the caucus’s chairman or chairwoman or make a submission via the form below.

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Asian Caucus

The Asian Caucus was established to represent the growing Asian population in the New York Metropolitan Area and to promote its growth and representation within the Republican Party. The Republican Party supports key social, cultural, and conservative values that resonate with Asian communities.

  • Chairman: Nicholas J. Tan (Asian@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairwoman: Joyce Wu
  • Treasurer: Lisa M. Kao
  • Secretary: Vacant
    • Education Committee:
      • Chairman: Luke A. Wong
    • Policy Committee:
      • Chairwoman: Joyce Wu
    • Public Affairs Committee:
      • Chairwoman: Lisa M. Kao

Black Caucus

The Black Caucus serves as a forum for black members of the Club and their allies who support the Judeo-Christian principles that serve as the foundation of America’s founding documents and the Republican Party’s platform. We will engage, educate, and promote these principles, which have historically have been held by the black community-at-large.

  • Chairman: Jude A. Somefun (Black@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairwoman: Vacant
  • Treasurer: Hylda-Gaelle Edoh
  • Secretary: Vacant

Catholic Caucus

The Catholic Caucus was built to ensure the representation of Catholics as a voting bloc in the Republican party.  About one-third of New York City identifies with the Catholic Church, a number about evenly split between white and Hispanic voters. Historically, Catholics have played a major role in shaping New York culture, not to mention the foundational principles of our modern civilization. As a party defending religious freedom and traditional values, the GOP stands with the long-cherished traditions of the Catholic faith.

  • Chairman: Michael R. Bartels (Catholic@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Luke F. Colle
  • Treasurer: Nicholas T. Rafael Jr.
  • Corresponding Secretary: Giancarlo Diaz
  • Recording Secretary: Christopher A. Ryan

Hispanic Caucus

The Hispanic Caucus represents Club members whose cultural diversity spans across 20 countries. The Caucus’ primary purpose is to unite Hispanic Americans towards one cause; to grow their presence within the Republican Party.

  • Chairman: Argilio J. Rodriguez (Hispanic@NYYRC.com)
  • Co-Chairman: Adam W. Alexander Solis Sr.
  • Vice-Chairman: Martin A. Vega 
  • Treasurer: Aldo J. Solares
  • Recording Secretary: Joanna A. Estanislao
  • Corresponding Secretary: Denice Flores Almendares

Italian Caucus

The Italian Caucus was established to represent Club members with Italian heritage. The Caucus promotes key conservative values within the Italian-American community.

  • Chairman: Vacant (Italian@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Vacant
  • Treasurer: Vacant
  • Secretary: Vacant

Libertarian Caucus

The Libertarian Caucus was formed to promote individual liberty, free markets, and limited government in the Club. We are the caucus of personal responsibility, the Constitution, and civil rights for all Americans. While bureaucrats and tyrants forget why this country was founded, it is up to us to keep Liberty alive in the United States.

  • Chairman: Michael A. Capiro (Libertarian@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Matthew Castaneda
  • Treasurer: Vacant
  • Secretary: Kritonas C. Dionysiou

New Jersey Caucus

The New Jersey Caucus was established to represent the New Jersey members of the Club. The caucus strives to promote conservative values within New Jersey and the larger Republican Party. The Caucus is a launching point to develop a larger stake in the New Jersey Political landscape, through events, canvassing, and other political activities.

  • Chairman: Marcos G. Marte (NewJersey@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Dylan J. Gallagher
  • Treasurer: Vacant
  • Recording Secretary: Vacant
  • Corresponding Secretary: Vacant

Veterans Caucus

The Veterans Caucus represents Club members who served in the military, are veterans of foreign wars, or are part of veteran families. The Caucus fosters community and purpose and advocates for the presence of veterans and their interests in the Republican Party.

  • Chairman: Troy M. Olson (Veterans@NYYRC.com)
  • Vice-Chairman: Paxton G. Cane
  • Treasurer: Thomas Gao
  • Recording Secretary: Nate Henderson
  • Corresponding Secretary: Steven R. Gutierrez
  • Sergeant-at-Arms: Mike Munoz
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