Members of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), including Ed Gillespie, Tom Reynolds and Chris Jankowski, sit down for a conversation with attendees of the Monitor Breakfast about how the RSLC's views a path to success for Republicans in the 2010 state legislative races, and what it means for long-term Congressional redistricting.
Ed Gillespie is an American Republican political strategist and former Counselor to the President in the George W. Bush White House. Gillespie, along with Jack Quinn, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore, founded Quinn Gillespie & Associates, a bipartisan lobbying firm.
Chris Jankowski has built a proven record solving complex problems in state politics, government service and currently in state government relations. His breadth of experience provides unique insights and answers for all types of groups including Fortune 500 companies, organizations and coalitions.
With experience ranging from early state political campaign work, to serving as an Assistant Attorney General in South Carolina, Chris successfully managed a wide range of legal, policy, and political challenges early in his career. While based in Washington, Chris gained valuable multi-state government affairs experience, representing the insurance and financial services industries in over a dozen states. Later, as Director of State Political Affairs for the American Council of Life Insurers, Chris built a political network of contacts and relationships in state capitals across the country, working with members of both political parties and leaders at all levels of state government.
This unique combination of political, legal, and public policy experience places Chris Jankowski among the leading innovators in crafting solutions to state government problems.
Tom Reynolds is a politician from the U.S. state of New York, formerly representing the state's 26th Congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. Reynolds was chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, the official Republican House campaign organization, for the 2006 election cycle. He retired at the end of the 110th Congress.