What Is a County Committee?

Political parties in America are broken up into “committees,” or groups of party representatives that make decisions at the national, state, and local level.

County Committee is a low-­lift, high-­impact way to be involved in the Republican Party, represent your neighborhood and make change happen at the local level.

In New York City, each of the 5 boroughs is its own county and has its own Republican Party Committee. The County Committee:

  • Elects the Republican County Party Officers, including the Chair
  • Nominates judges to be Republicans in Judicial elections
  • Endorses candidates, even in primaries
  • Appoints the Republican candidate when an incumbent vacates their seat before their term is over
  • Selects the Republican nominee in certain special elections within the county
  • Organizes Republican campaigns
  • Adopts the Republican Party platform
  • Registers residents to vote and ensures they vote Republican
  • Provide a source of government appointees

Who are County Committee Members?

  • Un-paid elected officials who serve a two-year term with no term limits
  • Registered Republicans
  • Elected during the Republican Party primary
  • They must reside in the Assembly District in which they are elected
  • Represent an Election District, which is the smallest political unit, usually comprising of 700 – 1000 people, or 1 to 3 city blocks which determines your polling place
  • Each Election District has two to four elected County Committee positions

What will The New York Young Republican Club do?

  • Find vacant seats on the County Committee
  • Identify, recruit, and train young conservative New Yorkers to run for these seats
  • Help secure, notarize, and bind the 25 to 60 petition signatures from registered Republicans in your Election District in order to get you on the ballot

The Block by Block Initiative

The New York Young Republican Club is committed to the goal of electing young conservative New Yorkers to vacant County Committee seats across the five boroughs. We like to think we’re building the future leadership of the Republican Party in New York City and beyond, one block at a time.

Interested?

Reach out to us today to start the process of getting you elected to County Committee and help to make the Republican Party in New York great again!

The Wide Awakes

The New York Young Republican Club is looking to be a political force in Republican politics across the state of New York. To that end, we have created our own political strike force known as, The Wide Awakes.

Interested?

Reach out to us today to join The Wide Awakes and help to make New York great again!

What are The Wide Awakes?

The name Wide Awakes comes from the historical youth wing of the Republican Party during the Civil War. Our Club’s spiritual ancestor, The Young Men’s Republican Union of New York, was one of the first and largest Wide Awake groups in the United States.

We are bringing back the name for our grassroots political field team. This group is composed of committed Republican activists and operatives who are ready to help Republican campaigns for public office across the state, at a moments notice.

The New York Young Republican Club will provide trainings to members of the Wide Awakes, teaching them how to do petitioning, helping them become licensed notaries, and teaching them grassroots politics 101.

What do they do?

The Wide Awakes are prepared to participate in every facet of a campaigns ground game. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Door knocking
  • Phone banking
  • Canvassing
  • Lit drops
  • Petitioning

Why do we need them?

Republican campaigns need young and energetic volunteers to help their field operations in order to get elected. Elections are won with boots on the ground and that’s what The Wide Awakes are here to do.

“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.”

Join The Club!