PHOENIX – Robert Graham is running for a second two-year term as Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party in an election to be decided at the meeting of the State Committee on January 24, 2015 at the Grace Community Church in Tempe.
Bruce Ash, the National Committeeman representing the Arizona Republican Party enthusiastically endorsed Graham today and made the following statement, “Robert has handled the complexities of being chairman and has revolutionized outreach, digital and resource development like no other AZGOP chairman in the past quarter century. His reelection gives the AZGOP a modern and unified strategy for 2016.
Sharon Giese, the National Committeewoman representing the Arizona Republican Party, was excited to hear of Graham’s plan to run for another term and said, “In our current position as members of the national committee, we get to see state parties that function well and others that struggle. We are grateful that Chairman Robert Graham has chosen to run for reelection as Arizona Chairman. Under his leadership, the state party has worked with everyone in our party, stood for conservative principles, and has had the most well organized and funded ground game in years. We need this type of leadership in 2016 against Hillary Clinton and the national democratic machine. We hope you will join us in supporting Robert Graham for Chairman in January of 2015.”
Elected in January, 2013, Graham is Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, responsible for leading the state’s GOP initiatives while overseeing and growing a well-funded and organized party. Graham has a record of leadership and experience serving Arizona residents and its charitable organizations through his commitment of time and financial contributions. Graham was President and CEO of RG Capital, responsible for the company’s financial advisory, investment banking/consulting and corporate development business. He brings more than fifteen years of experience in domestic and international corporate development and operational management. Graham’s accomplishments in business have been recognized regionally by AZ Business Magazine as a Top Entrepreneur, and nationally by Boomer Market Advisor magazine as Advisor of the Year, and recently appeared in Forbes magazine. Graham earned a Masters in Business Administration from the prestigious Thunderbird School of Global Management following a Bachelor of Science in Global Business Management and Finance from Arizona State University. In the 2014 elections, Graham led a successful Victory effort that saw Republicans win every statewide leadership position. Graham also led efforts to grow the base of the party by pursuing an aggressive outreach program to Arizona’s different ethnic communities and non-traditional Republican groups.
Graham has lived in Arizona for 20 years. He and his wife, Julia, reside in Phoenix with their five children. Graham and his family are active members of their church and local community.