Nebraska Young Republicans to host 2019 Young Republican National Convention


Contact: Spencer Head

Nebraska Young Republicans to host the 2019 Young Republican National Convention

West Palm Beach, FL, November 12- Yesterday, at its Fall Board Meeting, the Young Republican National Federation (YRNF) awarded the 2019 Young Republican National Convention to the Nebraska Federation of Young Republicans. The convention will be held in Omaha and Lincoln, and will bring over 500 active Young Republican leaders from across the country to Nebraska.  “This is an amazing opportunity to highlight our great statewide leaders and Nebraska on the national political stage,” said Spencer Head, NFYR Chairman.

The Nebraska Federation of Young Republicans is the premier organization representing registered Republican voters between the ages of 18 and 40 in the State of Nebraska.  Its mission is to engage members in the political process by facilitating contact with their elected officials and candidates, organizing volunteer opportunities, and recruiting candidates for office, as well as a host of other activities.

“I’m thrilled to hold the Young Republican National Convention in Nebraska in 2019,” stated YRNF Chairman Jason Emert. “For the first time in several years we will bring our national membership to strong Republican state in the Heartland. I’m impressed with the amount of work Chairman Head has already put into this convention, which is evidenced by the strong support he has received from Governor Ricketts and many other state and local leaders.”

Governor Pete Ricketts and Omaha City Councilwoman Aimee Melton will co-chair the Host Committee, which will have nine members.

“On behalf of the Host Committee, I am excited and honored to welcome the YRNF to Nebraska in 2019.  The success of the Young Republicans shows that conservative values are alive and well in the next generation.  With Nebraska’s values and Omaha’s national reputation as one of the best cities for young professionals, our state is the perfect place to host the Young Republican National Convention,” said Governor Ricketts.

“Omaha is honored to be selected as the host city for the 2019 YRNF National Convention,”  said Omaha City Councilwoman Aimee Melton.  “Our vibrant city is rich in tradition and history, but full of new and exciting entertainment venues and entrepreneurial opportunities.   We look forward to welcoming young republicans from across the nation and demonstrating our commitment to conservative principles and ideals to the future leaders of our country.”

The full membership of the Host Committee is listed below:

Governor Pete Ricketts, Co-Chair
Councilwoman Aimee Melton, Co-Chair
State Senator John Murante
Rochelle Mallett, O’Hara Lindsay Government Relations
Eric Dunning
Spencer Head, NFYR Chairman
Andrew La Grone, NFYR National Committeeman and YRNF Midwest Regional Director
Janell Folkerts, NFYR National Committeewoman
Ben Boll, NFYR Vice-Chair