More Georgia Clout In DC: Rob Simms To Head NRCC

Rob Simms is getting a well deserved promotion.  He’s moving from the Political Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee to the Executive Director’s position after a “very good” election cycle.

Coming off a big win on Election Day, the National Republican Congressional Committee — the campaign arm of House Republicans — will move its political director, Rob Simms, up to executive director.

“Rob was instrumental in helping us win this historic majority and now he’s going to lead our efforts to keep it and help Members build the best campaigns possible,” said NRCC Chairman Greg Walden (Ore.) said in a statement.


“I am honored to have the opportunity to work with Chairman Greg Walden again and look forward to continuing to be a part of our outstanding team at the NRCC,” Simms said. “Chairman Walden and I want to build upon the improvements we made in 2014, and engineer a stronger committee and an even stronger majority.”

Simms was Georgia’s Deputy Secretary of State under Karen Handel and was a key member of her Gubernatorial campaign effort.  He returned to his native Northern Virginia in 2011 and served as Chief of Staff to House Transportation Chairman Shuster before joining the NRCC.  He’s one of the good guys. I’m proud to call him a friend, and happy to see him succeed.

Yesterday, we learned that Paul Bennecke will be the Executive Director of the Republican Governor’s Association.  It’s been a good week for Georgia in the nation’s capitol.


  1. David C says:

    A staffer moving up in a campaign committee isn’t gaining much clout. Losing someone with 22 years seniority on Appropriations is losing a lot of clout.

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