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Arizona State
Lori Martinez, State Chairwoman
-Originally from Illinois, moved to AZ in 1983 -Graduate of University of Phoenix, Business Management -President of the Black Canyon City Chamber of Commerce from 2007 to 2014 -2017 and 2018 Outreach Ambassador for the largest women's GOP organization in the country, specifically reaching out to Hispanics and bringing them to the Conservative table. They formed this board position for me after understanding the need after I spoke to the organization on "Why I am Hispanic and a Republican" -Founding member of Republican Women of Black Canyon in 2018 and was Co-Chair for 2018, 2019, and 2020 -Accepted into the Dodie Londen (Excellence in Public Service Series) Class of 2021 -Founded RNHA-YC in 2020 and current Chair
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California State
Eddy Alfonzo Marmolejo, State Chairman
Eddy Alfonzo Marmolejo, son of Mexican and Honduran immigrant parents, was born in Huntington Park, California in 1988. The 4th of 5 children, Eddy was the first to be born in the United States. Eddy was the first in his family to graduate High School and go to college. He attended California State University San Bernardino and obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science in 2006, and Graduate Degree in National Security Studies in 2012. In 2018, Eddy co- created the media company M/M Talk Media. Eddy currently is the producer and show host for the bilingual podcasts’ M/M TALK and Soy Americano.
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Connecticut State
Ruben Rodríguez, State Chairman
Ruben Rodriguez was born in the town of Utuado, P.R., and raised in Jayuya, P.R. until he was 11 years old when his parents moved to the City of Chicago, IL. After a few years, Rodriguez went back to Jayuya, P.R, where he graduated from Josefina Leon Zayas High School. After that, he continued his studies at Jobs for Progress Inc., earning high honors in the American Airlines Travel and Business Agent. Ruben then started work at the Electrical Power Authority; then, he decided to move to the State of Connecticut, in the City of Waterbury, where he has resided for over 19 years with his wife and three children. Ruben worked really hard to become a productive member of society. He worked at Precision Pipeline Solution as a Supervisor and is now working for the City of New Britain as a Meter Technician for the City’s Water Department. While working, Ruben Rodriguez studied at night in the Institute of Technology & Business Development at CCSU, where he received a Certification for participating in the Business Entrepreneurial Program. In 2014, Ruben helped found the LNRCCT, in which he became the Chairman and worked hard to spread the message of our Republican Party values to our state’s diverse communities. In 2015, Ruben was appointed by Republican Senate Leader Sen. Len Fasano (R-34) to the Commission on Equity & Opportunity, where he served two years. Ruben worked hard in Hartford to advocate for Republican principles of opportunity and hard work.
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Florida State
Santiago Avila, State Chairman
Chairman Avila is the founder and CEO of eLev8 Florida, LLC, a Florida-based consulting and marketing firm with local and state clientele. He also dedicates his time to charities and volunteering for causes he believes in. Chairman Avila is of Cuban and Mexican descent and was born in Chicago, Illinois. As a former Youth Pastor, He enjoys involvement with the youth in his community. He believes that youth groups and youth clubs can help keep today’s youth out of trouble, providing a much-needed vehicle to address challenges and contribute to a sound foundation for future success. As a business owner, he understands the meaning of hard work. He knows the frustrations that are involved in regards to dealing with the government and its inefficiency. He also understands the difficulties involved in opening a new business and wants to help the community be informed. Chairman Avila is a social media influencer known as “The Constitutional Conservative” and hosts a Podcast called Hispanics Lead Right with a listenership of over 25K people worldwide. He has had Elected Officials like Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Rick Scott, Congressman Michael Waltz, and Congressman Byron Donalds on his show. We have included links below of State and National appearances, Chairman Avila has done for community events on behalf of the RNHA. Despierta Orlando CBC – Latino Voters help push Trump to Victory The People – The Great Divide\
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Georgia State
Carli Eli, State Chairwoamn
Carli is a multi-media, grassroots and communications professional with fluency in English, Spanish, conversational French and conversational Brazilian Portuguese. Carli has professional experience engaging in mainstream and multicultural markets using cross-platform solutions. Carli has extensive knowledge in strategic business development, brand positioning, integrated marketing and grassroots outreach within the private and government sectors. She’s also been an active leader of various multicultural organizations and diversity initiatives to enhance community causes in the areas of school choice, stem education, workforce development, financial literacy, civil rights, advocacy and individual empowerment.Currently, Carli is a Regional Grassroots Director for BLEXIT and the Communications Director for FLAME.
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Kansas State
Ben Salcedo, State Chairman
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Indiana State
Victoria Gresham, State Chairwoman
Victoria Gresham is the State Chair of the Indiana RNHA chapter established in 2021. She entered the political arena and rose through the Republican ranks first as a poll worker, elected Precinct Committeeman, District Vice Chair, and State Delegate. Since 2013, she has held her position as Porter County Republican Party Vice Chair and in the Spring of 2021 was elected to serve her third 4 year term.Victoria has proven to be an integral part in local campaigns including races for Circuit and Superior Court Judges, County Council and Mayoral seats. She received the 2015 Up and Coming Woman in Government award by the Indiana Influential Women of Northwest Indiana and is an alumni of the Class of 2014 with the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series statewide leadership program, named after the late U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar. Her community involvement includes the Lions Club, the Indiana Genealogical Society and is currently serving her 2nd term as Executive Board Secretary of the Porter County Parks Foundation. Victoria holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in Political Science and Theology from Valparaiso University and was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. She pursued her graduate studies at Indiana University Northwest School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Victoria is active in music ministries, a proud wife of a United States Air Force Veteran, mother of 3 adult children and blessed with 8 grandchildren.
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New Jersey State
Denise Gonzalez, State Chairwoman
Denise was born in NY and raised in Hammonton, NJ for most of her life until she left her hometown to serve our country in the United States Marine Corps. She now resides in Gloucester Township in Camden County. Denise has two young children that live with her. In her free time, Denise enjoys working out, camping, crafting, and cooking with her children. As a proud Honorably Discharged Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Denise reflects on her time served as a valuable asset that will enable her to serve our community in public office with the same honor and dignity which she did in the Marines. During her time in the Marines, Denise served as an Integrated Maintenance Manager, where she completed military occupational training at Joint Expeditionary Base (Naval Amphibious Base) in Norfolk, VA. Logistics, maintenance cycle induction, supply procurement, and predictive analytics were the requisites of her military career at 10th Marine Regiment 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC. In 2007 Denise graduated from The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 351- Joint Apprenticeship Training program, to which she is still a current card-carrying union member. In this capacity, she has worked as a Journeyman/Wireman Electrician on various commercial construction projects including, but not limited to, the Tacony Palmyra Bridge, Cooper Hospital, Exxon Mobil, Rutgers University, Harrah’s Casino, and Target Department Stores. She is pursuing her Associate’s degree in Camden County College’s Deaf Studies Program to be an American Sign Language Interpreter. Denise has taken a temporary hiatus from college to run for political office. Parent, child, and family advocacy and educational initiatives that affect students are what drives Denise. In her work in several organizations, she and her colleagues have raised awareness and educated the public and legislators on the importance of safeguarding New Jersey’s religious exemption, protecting parental rights, ensuring medical freedom and bodily autonomy for all residents of the Garden State. Her volunteer community service includes preparing and delivering meals to senior citizens, veterans and the disabled in Camden and Gloucester Counties during the holidays. Denise is a member of the Gloucester Township Republican Municipal Committee and was a volunteer ballot opener for the Camden County Board of Elections during the November 2020 election cycle.
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New Mexico State
Ronnie Lucero, State Chairman
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New York State
Mairen Torres, State Chairwoman
Mairén Torres was born in Massachusetts of Colombian parents. She grew up in the state of Florida and now lives in Long Island, New York.  Mairen is a lifelong Conservative who came from a very humble beginning, as she watched her mother work full-time during the day and go to school at night to equip herself and provide for her family.  Her mother instilled in her the value of dedication, love, hard work, and good Spanish cooking.  Today, she is a Business Systems Architect within the Healthcare Industry, with vast experience in business administration across a wide range of industries, working directly with the Regional Director of Merrill Lynch, as well as other healthcare leaders as CEOs and Leadership Executives. Mairén graduated with honors in Communication Disorders, from Adelphi University. She also graduated with honors from the Assemblies of God, with a degree in Bible Theology and Christian Education. She has a passion for local outreach and international missions. In November 2018, in the company of her Church’s Missions Team, they successfully launched a much-needed communal Medical Clinic in the mountains of Loma Larga, Honduras.  Mairén has distinguished herself working and volunteering in the capacity of Fund-Raising Administrator. At her local church, she functions as an Audio/Visual Designer, a Worship and Devotional Leader, and Girls Ministry Teacher. She is also an accomplished Christian recording artist, publisher, and songwriter.  Mairén enjoys spending time with her adult children whenever possible, alongside her husband Rey Torres, National Chief Administrative Director at the RNHA. Above all, she is a devoted Evangelical Christian, who values ministering with her husband at their local congregation.
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North Carolina State
Charles López, State Chairman
Pennsylvania State
Sheila Perez Smith, State Chairwoman
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Puerto Rico US Territory
Nelson R. Albino, State Chairman
Texas State
Elizabeth Castro Gray, State Chairwoman
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