Chatfield appointed co-chair of national GOP legislative group

    House Speaker Lee Chatfield | Laina G. Stebbins

    Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) was announced Monday as the new co-chair of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC), a caucus of the national Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) dedicated to seeing the GOP gain and hold majority control of state legislatures across the country.

    Chatfield previously served as the co-vice chairman of the RLCC Executive Committee. He criticized unnamed “radical, liberal organizations” for trying to flip state legislatures. 

    “Meanwhile, Republican state leadership is having a tremendous positive impact in the states where we have the majority. No amount of liberal spending will stop Republicans from doing everything we can to win up-and-down the ballot this November,” Chatfield said in a statement. 

    Chatfield will co-chair the RLCC alongside former Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, who retired last week, but will remain on the RSLC. Chatfield is term-limited from the Michigan House this year.

    “Speaker Chatfield leads by example – and that is why he is a great choice to lead the RLCC to victory,”  RSLC President Austin Chambers. “… Everything is on the line this election cycle, and we remain laser-focused on supporting Republican candidates and raising the resources required to win in November.” 

    Laina G. Stebbins
    Laina G. Stebbins covers the environment, immigration and criminal justice. She is a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Journalism, where she served as Founding Editor of The Tab Michigan State and as a reporter for the Capital News Service. When Laina is not writing or listening to podcasts, she loves art and design, discovering new music, being out in nature and spending time with her two cats Rainn and Remy.