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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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Arkansas State
Nicholas E. Ortíz, State Chairman
Nicholas E. Ortiz is Puerto Rican. He is a first generation college graduate from a military family. He was born in New Jersey, but considers himself an Arkansas Native. Nicholas earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, and his Master of Science in International Relations - National Security Affairs from Troy University. He has a wife, and two boys he loves dearly and tries his best to instill strong family values in his daily, family life. Nicholas works in Arkansas State Government, and is a member of The National Society of Leadership and Sucess, as well as Young Professionals in Foriegn Policy. He has assisted on Arkansas State Legislature campaigns and has remained very active in the Arkansas GOP. During the senior year of his undergrad, Nicholas was the Chairman of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith College Republicans where he doubled the chapters members, increased the chapter's treasurey, and created a large social media presence. He also made it a point to work with multiple different chapters on campus.
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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
Eva A. Maldonado, State Chairwoman
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Connecticut since the age of six. Obtained a Degree in Criminal History, which led to being the first Latina Police Officer for Stamford Police Department. Retired in 2019 as an Investigator in Major Crimes after serving 31 years. Highly engaged in the Stamford community, which led to serving in numerous community boards. Such as one of the Commissioner to combat the Achievement Gap, the Volunteer Center, Boys and Girls Club, first School Resource Officer in one of the three high schools in Stamford. This led to forming the Greater Stamford Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GSHCC), due to many Latino students not having a vision for the future or support at home. Held seminars for Latinos about becoming business owners and showcased successful businesses. With the success of GSHCC, a mentorship was between the business owners and students to give a pathway to higher education. Started a school named GoBilingual Academy to teach English. Mainly to adults to improve their ability to get better employment and help their family. Member of the Republican Town Committee of Stamford since 2010 and a candidate for local and state elections and campaign manager for several races. Why? Because we need to leave this place better for others.
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Florida State
Emilio Ruiz, State Chairman
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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
Benjamin Sauceda, 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
Juan Pleitez, State Chairman
"Juan is the son of Salvadoran and Guatemalan immigrants, He grew up in Western North Carolina and is the first in his family to graduate from college attending William Peace University majoring in Political Science. Juan has been an active member of his community since he was 15 working with charities and nonprofit organizations. He has traveled the State speaking to high school groups about the importance of servant leadership and of giving back to the community. In the political arena, Juan has worked for countless Local, State, and Federal campaigns doing everything from handing out flyers to communications and political strategy. He has formerly served as Chairman of the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans and Vice-Chairman of the NCRNHA and currently serves as Political Director for the North Carolina Federation of Young Republicans and as a Policy Advisor to the Republican Leadership in the North Carolina State House. As NC-RNHA State Chair, Juan looks forward to working with chapters to strengthen their clubs and further bridge connections between the Hispanic Community and NC Republicans. He is beyond thankful for the opportunity to serve"
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Pennsylvania State
Sheila Perez Smith, State Chairwoman
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Puerto Rico US Territory
Nelson R. Albino, Caribbean Regional Director
Texas State
Lucy Sisniega, State Chairwoman
Lucy is the president of S&S Commercial Real Estate, where she deploys her 19 years of experience in development, acquisition, and buyer/tenant representation. Lucy is also the CEO and owner of M&L Distributors. In addition to serving on the MDC board, Lucy is the chair of the City of Midland’s P&Z commission, the initiator of the Midland Chapter of the RNHA, and a board member of the Midland Chamber of Commerce, along with many other civic and community organizations. One voted “Super Mom” in Texas Border Business Magazine. Lucy is married and has two daughters; she enjoys running half marathons.
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