1856 Society

“In 1856, the first Young Republican club was formed in an effort to support the newly established Republican Party and the abolitionist movement. As the movement expanded, Young Republicans would go on to help a one-term Congressman, Abraham Lincoln, win the Republican nomination for President. From then on, Young Republicans have helped push the GOP forward, through good times and bad times. Now, more than ever, it is the job of Young Republicans to live up to that legacy and the 1856 Society highlights Young Republican leaders serving as key examples in our cause.”

Rick Loughery
Young Republican National Federation

Inaugural Class of 2021

  • State Rep. Avery Anderson
  • State Rep. Tory Arnberger Blew
  • Katie Boyd Britt
  • State Sen. Julian Bradley
  • RNC Committeeman Tyler Bowyer
  • Anton Castaneda
  • Chair Andrea Catsimatidis
  • Brian Clowdus
  • Chris Creighton
  • State Rep. Torren Ecker
  • State Rep. Julie Emerson
  • Youth Chair Adam Haley
  • State Party Chair Caleb Heimlich
  • State Rep. Cody Horlacher
  • Matthew Huckleby
  • Diante Johnson
  • Mayor Hunter Larkin
  • State Rep. Ryan MacKenzie
  • State Rep. Zachary Mako
  • State Rep. Ethan Manning
  • State House Majority Leader Austin McCollum
  • State Rep. Joe Mitchell
  • Charles Moran
  • State Rep. Brandon Newton
  • Catharine O’Neill
  • Joe Pinion
  • RNC Committeeman Max Rymer
  • Alek Skarlatos
  • State Sen. Julie Slama
  • State Rep. Martina White