PRESS RELEASE: Chairman Michael J. McDonald Elected as RNC Western Regional Vice Chair by Unanimous Vote

August 17, 2023


LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, members of the RNC Western Region unanimously elected Chairman Michael J. McDonald as the Western Regional Vice Chair of the RNC. In this position, Chairman McDonald will sit on the RNC Executive Committee, in addition to his current appointments on the Temporary Committee on Presidential Debates and Committee on Arrangements. 

As Western Regional Vice Chair, Chairman McDonald will play a crucial role in shaping the RNC’s initiatives across the Western Region, ensuring RNC tools deliver value to stakeholders, fostering collaboration among states, and driving strategic initiatives that address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by this dynamic and expansive area.

Chairman McDonald’s election reflects his extensive experience and proven track record of success, most recently his key role as a senior advisor in the only 2022 gubernatorial flip, which elected Republican Governor Joe Lombardo. His leadership in Nevada has been characterized by innovative solutions, a results-driven approach, and a keen understanding of the needs of the local communities.

Chairman McDonald stated : “I want to express my sincere gratitude to the members of the RNC for their unwavering support and confidence in my ability to lead. Together, we will chart a course that encourages collaboration, leverages our strengths, and addresses our challenges with resilience. This is not just about my leadership; it’s about our shared commitment to a brighter future for every corner of the Western Region.

I look forward to engaging with stakeholders, community leaders, and partners who share our passion for the West. Together, we will expand our electoral successes by representing the party of freedom, families, and prosperity.”