WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republican Governors Association announced today that Florida Governor Rick Scott was elected by his fellow Republican governors to serve as the RGA Vice Chairman for the remainder of 2017. This position opened after the previous RGA Vice Chair Governor Nikki Haley resigned due to her appointment as United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Governor Scott assumes this position immediately.
“Governor Rick Scott’s leadership and electoral experience will be a tremendous asset to the RGA as we recruit candidates, fundraise, and continue to build a solid foundation of resources for 38 gubernatorial elections over the next two years,” said RGA Chairman Governor Scott Walker. “The record Governor Scott has established in Florida is enormously impressive, with over 1.2 million new jobs created on his watch, a more efficient and effective state government, and a lower tax burden on Florida’s hardworking taxpayers. Governor Scott gets results for Florida, and I have no doubt he will get results for the RGA.”
“All across the country, Republican governors are transforming their states, implementing innovative reforms, and delivering on their promises,” said Florida Governor Rick Scott. “I am honored to serve in this new role for the RGA and help build upon our momentum that led to today’s near-century high of 33 Republican governors. The RGA has proved time and again that it is the most effective political organization in the country and I look forward to helping the RGA continue that tradition.”