“Today’s announcement is groundbreaking,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said via email. “Bringing Elliot on board in an off-year will help us build relationships with young voters and mobilize students and young professionals to take our message to their peers.”
Echols, who graduated from Berry College in 2012, hails from the ranks of the College Republicans. During the 2012 election cycle he served as one of the organization’s four Regional Political Directors, helping the CRNC make an unprecedented number of voter contacts. Until April of last year, he served as State Chairman of the Georgia Association of College Republicans.
In his new position, Echols will act as the party’s liaison to the Teenage Republicans, College Republicans and Young Republicans.