GOP State Representative BJ Pak of Lilburn is one of fourteen state legislators named to the board of the Future Majority Caucus, a division of the Republican State Leadership Committee created to help recruit and support state-level candidates and elected officials, including women, Hispanics and other candidates that reflect the diversity of the country.
In a blog post announcing the new members of the board, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez said,
The Republican State Leadership Committee continues to lead the nation in identifying, recruiting and supporting women and a wide range of candidates representing the rich diversity of our nation. I was recruited to run as a Republican because community leaders took the time to ask me and support me. I’m proud the RSLC has made it a top priority to ask women and candidates from every walk of life to run for public office.
Efforts like this are important. Representative Pak’s home county of Gwinnett is a majority-minority county, and one of the most diverse in the country. The mix of whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asians there living there now is what the United States will look like in 2040. Eventually, they will want to see elected officials at the local and state level who look like themselves.
By investing in minority candidates now, the Republican Party can help ensure that elected officials 26 years from now will share the party’s conservative values.