Republican Governors tap Reynolds aide as next executive director

Republican Governors Tap Reynolds Aide As Next Executive Director - Ap21322137158855

Craig Gongol will take over the organization in January of next year. She was one of the top aides on Reynolds’ 2018 campaign, and she has worked on other campaigns in the state and nationally, including on now-Sen. Mitt Romney’s 2012 Iowa campaign.

Craig Gongol replaces outgoing executive director David Rexrode, a Virginia operative who has been the top staffer at the RGA for the last four years. Senior staff at gubernatorial committees typically serve in four-year cycles.

“Sara has been a valuable resource for me during my four-year tenure as executive director and I’m incredibly excited to welcome her as our new leader,” Rexrode said in a statement. “The organization is in good hands with Sara in control and I’m confident more Republican governors will be elected because of her commitment to running effective operations.”

Elections in three traditionally red states will be the first contests of Craig Gongol’s tenure next year: Kentucky, Louisiana and…

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