RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson has been named as the Engagement Chair to the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association’s (RLGA) 2022 Executive Committee.
“These past two years the RLGA has defied the odds by recruiting, training, and supporting candidates that are fighting each day to give Americans across the country a better life,” said Oklahoma Lt. Gov. and RLGA Chairman Matt Pinnell in a press release. “I’m looking forward to working with a talented executive committee in raising resources and supporting state Republicans in 2022 that will continue to offset the failed policies we are seeing coming out of Democrat-controlled Washington.”
The RLGA Is one of four caucuses under the leadership of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), which was founded in 2002 to recruit and elect down-ballot, state-level Republican officeholders.
“I am honored to serve on the RLGA’s Executive Committee as the Engagement Chair,” Robinson said in an emailed statement to North State Journal. “Through this role, I look forward to working with the Committee to marshal resources to support conservative voices across the country in the upcoming mid-terms and beyond.”
Joining Robinson on the Executive Committee are Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell as Chair, Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted as Vice Chair, Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch as Finance Chair, Florida Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez as Chairwoman Emeritus, Iowa Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg as the Israel Trade Mission Chair, and South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette serving as Women’s Leadership Retreat Chair.
In 2020, the RLSC assisted Republicans in winning six of nine lieutenant governor races, including Robinson, the first ever black lieutenant governor for North Carolina.
The RLGA statement says the RLSC was “the largest contributor” to Virginia’s new Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears, giving her “the resources she needed to run a strong campaign to be elected the first woman lieutenant governor in Virginia’s history.”
“Last year voters sent a message to Democrats that they are out of touch on the issues that matter most to their constituents and instead elected Republicans at the state level” Ohio Lt. Governor and RLGA Vice Chair Jon Husted said in a press statement. “I’m honored to be a part of the executive committee supporting candidates to expand our wins in recent lieutenant governor’s races to ensure that state Republicans continue to win elections against Democrats.”
In the upcoming midterm election cycle this fall, 30 lieutenant governor races will be on ballots across the country.