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As the South Carolina arm of the Young Republican National Federation, we work hard to support and advance the conservative values of the Republican Platform by recruiting, training, and electing the next generation of Republicans across the Palmetto State!

The Young Republicans (YRs) are the oldest political youth organization in the United States. As an auxiliary to the Republican Party, the YRs reach out to registered Republicans, 18 to 40 years of age, and provide them with better political knowledge and understanding of the issues of the day.

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Meet The Team

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Joseph K. "Joe" Bowers III
Chairman

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Rep. Brandon Newton
Vice-Chairman

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Dustin L. Tant
Secretary

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Katie Waring
Treasurer

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The Hon. Maria E. Walls, CPA
National Committeewoman

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Micah Rea
National Committeeman

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Sarah Jane Walker
YRNF Vice-Chairman
Immediate Past Chairman

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Robert D. Cathcart III
Executive Director

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Viktoria McKenna
Chief of Staff

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Stefan Castellucci
Political Director

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Pedro Benjamin Mateo
Deputy Political Director

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Christian LeBlanc
Lowcountry Regional Director

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Katriel Rea
Midlands Regional Director

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Claude J. Wheeler, Jr.
Pee Dee/Grand Strand Regional Director

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Meagan Ingersoll
Upstate Regional Director

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Jason L. Reddick
General Counsel

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Jessica Parks
Communications Director

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Robbie Anderson
Chaplain

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Christian Lee Edwards
Parliamentarian

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Christopher D. Hall
College Republicans of SC Chairman

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Leighton Gray Smith
SCGOP Third Vice-Chairman

SCYR Executive Committee

SCYR is governed by our executive committee, except when the State Convention is in session.  Voting members include the chairman of each chartered club, all elected officers of the SCYR, the Chairman of the College Republicans of South Carolina, and the Third Vice Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party. Any officers of the YRNF residing within the State of South Carolina and appointed SCYR officers serve as ex-officio members of the committee, without a vote.

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