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Daniel Schuberth '06 Elected to National Republican Leadership

Story posted June 30, 2005

Dan Schuberth at the Inaugural Ball in January 2005.

Daniel Schuberth '06 was unanimously elected College Republican National Secretary at the College Republican National Convention on Saturday, June 25.

Schuberth, a three-term state chairman of the Maine College Republicans, is the first Mainer to be elected to national College Republican leadership in the organization's 113 year history.

He was also recognized at the convention as "Best State Chairman" for 2005 by the College Republican National Committee.

"It is a great honor to be elected to national College Republican leadership," said Secretary Schuberth. "I am especially honored to represent Maine and particularly the extraordinary accomplishments of the Maine College Republicans. I look forward to traveling the country and helping other state federations achieve the level of success we have had here in Maine."

Maine Republican Party Chairman Randy Bumps explained, "I am excited and proud to see Dan elected to be National Secretary of an organization to which he has been such an integral part of its success. The Maine College Republicans proved to be the most dedicated grassroots activists during the last election cycle. Dan's extraordinary achievement over the last two years of rebuilding the Maine College Republicans and turning it into a nationally recognized state federation is a testament to his strong leadership skills. His election as College Republican National Secretary will help ensure the continued success of the College Republican National Committee."

The Maine College Republicans carry on a powerful tradition as the flagship chapter of the College Republican National Committee, America's oldest Republican youth organization. Over 2,000 students on 23 of Maine's college campuses claim membership to the organization.

The Maine College Republicans received much of the credit when President Bush won the youth demographic in Maine in last November's election. The organization was recognized as the "Best State Federation in America" for 2004 by the College Republican National Committee. The Maine College Republicans is also responsible for producing Maine's only statewide conservative student publication, The Pachyderm Press, and is the first state College Republican organization to create a Board of Governors. Board members include U.S. Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, as well as a number of other prominent Maine Republicans.

The College Republican National Convention took place in Arlington, Virginia, June 24-26. Featured speakers included House Majority Leader Tom Delay, former Republican Party Chairman Ed Gillespie and conservative activists Morton Blackwell and Grover Norquist, among others. The election for National Chairman of the College Republicans also took place during the convention. Paul Gourley of South Dakota was elected Chairman along with five other national officers, including Schuberth.

Daniel Schuberth, of East Brunswick, N.J., is a government and legal studies major with a history minor.

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