Press Release (ePRNews.com) - DES MOINES, Iowa - Aug 13, 2020 - Twenty-three-year-old Iowa State Representative Joe Mitchell has teamed up with other millennial and generation Z legislators across the country to launch a new organization, Run GenZ, which will help recruit and train the next generation of conservative leaders running for higher office.
Run GenZ will pair elected legislators with conservative Gen Z candidates who are seeking local, state, and national office. Amber Mariano (R-FL), Caleb Hanna (R-WV), Josie Tomkow (R-FL), and Joe Alexander (R-NH), who are all Generation Z elected legislators themselves, have also joined Run GenZ as founding members.
“The country’s future depends on our ability to help young conservative leaders get engaged, run for office, and make a difference,” said Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. “Run GenZ will be a powerful tool toward that objective by recruiting and mentoring the next generation of leaders in Iowa and across the nation. I am excited about this opportunity to empower tomorrow’s leaders as they help forge America’s future.”
Run GenZ will help assist, encourage, and recruit strong conservative leaders across the nation by educating potential candidates on how to officially get on their state’s ballot. Run GenZ will also provide mentoring programs where candidates will learn how to run and operate a campaign, including skills such as fundraising, grassroots volunteer organizing, public speaking, and voter engagement.
“When I first decided to run for state representative, it was very intimidating because, as a 21-year-old college student, I didn’t know anyone else my age who had run for office before,” said Rep. Joe Mitchell. “If I would have had someone my age to mentor me and give me confidence early on, it would have been a lot easier. Run GenZ will give people a resource that young conservatives had never had the luxury of having before.”
Although Run GenZ just launched, Mitchell and his team are already working with numerous state legislative candidates across the country and are planning to partner up with other conservative grassroots organizations to get more young leaders elected to public office.
Run GenZ is a 501(c)(4) organization based in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
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