Bob Paduchik, co-chair of the Republican National Committee, will arrive in Anchorage on Sept. 18 for workshops with state party leaders. He’ll be the featured guest at a fundraiser for the Alaska Republican Party on Sept. 19.
Paduchik was the Ohio state director for the Trump-Pence presidential campaign, and served as campaign manager for Ohio Sen. Rob Portman’s successful campaign in 2010. He was also Ohio state director for the Bush-Cheney presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2004. Bush carried the state both times.
He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Paduchik is coming at the invitation of Alaska Republican Party Chairman Tuckerman Babcock, who spoke to him in Nashville, Tenn. at the fall meeting of the RNC.
“This just shows the enthusiasm and excitement at the national level for building the RNC, and we are just honored to have him. It will be a real opportunity to learn first hand what is going on nationally,” said Babcock.
The cohost list is a who’s-who of conservative Alaska politicos, 90 in all, including Sen. Dan Sullivan, Congressman Don Young, and a host of state senators and representatives.
The Sept. 19 reception starts at 5:30 pm and will be held at Davis Constructors, 6591 A Street, Anchorage. The suggested donation is $250, with a $5,000 maximum.