Former U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH) to Lead Organization
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Republican Main Street Partnership announced organizational changes for 2013. “I am thrilled to announce that my former colleague in the House, Steve LaTourette, will succeed me as President of the Republican Main Street Partnership,” said outgoing President and former U.S. Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA). “It has been an honor to serve my three-year term at the helm of this great organization, I look forward to remaining active with Main Street, and I am confident that Steve will continue to build on the success we have accomplished over the last few years.”
“Steve LaTourette has been one of the most outspoken and effective leaders in the House, Congress’ loss is our gain,” said former U.S. Rep. Amory F. Houghton (R-NY), Chairman of Main Street’s Board of Directors. “Main Street’s Board of Directors thanks Tom Davis for his service and believes strongly that Steve LaTourette will provide the leadership necessary to help grow our organization and promote our common-sense conservative agenda.”
“I want to thank Main Street’s Board for putting their faith in my leadership and am excited at the opportunity to guide this organization at this critical moment for our party and our country,” said LaTourette.
Steven C. LaTourette served nine terms in the United States House of Representatives and representing Northeast Ohio’s 14th Congressional District.
In the House, LaTourette was a member of the Appropriations Committee and previously served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Prior to his election to the House of Representatives, LaTourette served from 1989 to 1995 as the Lake County Prosecutor. In 1990, he was named Prosecuting Attorney of the Year in Ohio for his successful prosecution of 13 members of a murderous religious cult. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He now lives in McLean, Virginia and is the father of six children
In addition to announcing that LaTourette would take the helm at the organization, Main Street also announced that a number of its elected members would play key roles in the next Congress.
Main Street member Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) will continue to serve as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and Main Street member Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) will also to continue to serve as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Additionally, three Main Street members will be serving in key leadership positions in the House: Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA) will serve as Conference Chair, Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) will serve as Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee, and Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) will serve as Conference Vice Chair.
Main Street also announced that Houghton, former U.S. Rep. Doug Ose (R-CA) and Sarah Resnick – who also serves as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer – would serve on Main Street’s Board of Directors.
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The Republican Main Street Partnership (RMSP) is dedicated to promoting and building a pragmatic, thoughtful, fiscally conservative, and inclusive “Governing Majority,” where political debate is encouraged to promote solutions to improve the lives of all Americans. Embracing the full spectrum of center-right ideologies and values in order to build coalitions, RMSP is the largest organization of elected leaders who are in the mold of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan. For more information on RMSP, visit our website at www.republicanmainstreet.org.