Candidates

These are the candidates RMSP PAC is supporting and identifies as key to taking back the Majority in 2022.

Allan Wai-Ket Fung (RI-02)

served as the mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island from 2009 to 2021 and was the Republican nominee for Governor in 2014 and 2018. He is running for the RI-02 seat being vacated by incumbent Democrat James Langevin. Elected mayor in 2008, Fung became the first mayor of Chinese ancestry in Rhode Island. He was previously a state prosecutor and attorney on legislative and regulatory affairs before serving on the Cranston City Council as a citywide councilman. Fung earned a B.A. from Rhode Island College in 1992 and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1995. Under Fung's leadership, Cranston became one of the Top 50 Cities to Live in America for three years in a row according to the website 24/7 Wall Street. Fung describes himself as a "'Rhode Island Republican' – moderate but fiscally conservative. He is married to Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung, a Republican who is a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

Amanda L. Adkins (KS-03)

worked for the past 15 years as an executive at Cerner Corporation, a global healthcare and information technology company. Professionally, she advises providers and employers across the United States on how to cut healthcare costs and improve health outcomes for individuals and families. She founded Systems of Care Initiative (SOCI), a philanthropic organization dedicated to helping young children be healthy and ready for kindergarten and later success in life. Adkins is the former chairwoman of the Kansas Republican Party, where she achieved unprecedented election success while serving two terms from 2009 to 2013. In this capacity, Adkins led a “Clean Sweep” in the 2010 election cycle, winning all Federal and statewide races. Amanda is co-founder of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Excellence in Public Service Series whose mission is to prepare Republican women to seek greater involvement in leadership, government, and politics. She previously served as professional staff on the US House Rules Committee and worked on commerce issues in the United States Senate. Amanda served on the executive committee of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce for 14 years. A graduate of the University of Kansas, Amanda and her husband Jason have been married for 21 years and have two high school-aged children.

Bob Healey Jr. (NJ-03)

is running for Congress in NJ-03. He is the executive co-chairman of the Viking Group, which employs more than 1,000 South Jersey residents in subsidiaries ranging from yacht manufacturing, commercial and residential real estate services, business risk insurance, and family office investment banking. A graduate of St. Joseph’s University, Bob spent time after college as a concert promoter, a member of a touring band, and on a mission to the war-torn country of Sierra Leone, West Africa. He is co-founder and president of the Healey International Relief Foundation, developed the Gleneayre Equestrian Program, and chairs the Recreational Fishing Alliance. Bob, wife Bobbi, and their baby daughter live in Moorestown, NJ.

Bruce Poliquin (ME-02)

is a former two-term congressman from Maine’s Second Congressional District and is running to replace the Democrat who defeated him in the 2018 mid-term election that was Maine’s first use of the ranked-choice option. Poliquin was born in Waterville, Maine and earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University. After college, he worked as a businessman in Chicago and New York City, starting and managing multiple businesses, including an investment company that managed $5 billion of worker pension funds. He served as Maine’s state treasurer from 2010-2012.

Esther Joy King (IL-17)

training as a lawyer and Captain in the Army Reserve makes her ready to get things done in Congress for Illinois’ 17th District. She learned the value of service from her parents who were missionaries on the US-Mexico border in Juarez. After earning a marketing degree from Oral Roberts University, Esther spent time in Kabul, Afghanistan, serving as an aid worker for women’s rights. During the disastrous military withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, Esther fought to help dozens of the young girls she once taught escape the brutal Taliban regime. She studied law at Northwestern School of Law, where she earned a JD and a separate L.L.M in Taxation. She began her legal career as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago and later had the opportunity to serve the State of Illinois in the Office of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology. Esther is a member of the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. She was recently promoted to Captain and assigned to the Rock Island Arsenal. She practices law in East Moline, focusing on real estate for economic development.

Jeremy Shaffer (PA-17)

recently won the Republican primary to represent western Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District in November. A Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Jeremy co-founded InspectTech, a software company that fosters efficient and safe management of bridges and transportation infrastructure around the world. He has also served as a Ross Township Commissioner and Board President. Jeremy and wife, Dr. Stacey Shaffer, have five children. In addition to his Carnegie Mellon degrees, he earned his bachelor’s degree at Tulane University and his MBA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05)

recently won the Republican primary to represent Oregon’s 5th Congressional District in November. Lori previously served as mayor of Happy Valley – the city’s first female and Latine-elected mayor -- from 2010-2018 where she led Oregon’s fastest-growing community. As mayor, Lori led the efforts to make the city more business-friendly, offer more affordable housing options for families, and enhance the perception that Happy Valley is a safe place to build a career and raise a family. Married to her high school sweetheart, Dr. Shawn DeRemer, with twin daughters, Lori helped Shawn found Anesthesia Associates Northwest and they now run several medical clinics throughout the Pacific Northwest. Lori’s public-service career began in 2002.

Max Miller (OH-07)

Max Miller is the Republican nominee to represent Ohio’s 7th Congressional District in the upcoming November elections. Max recently served four years in the White House as Director of Presidential Advance and as a Senior Advisor to President Donald J. Trump. Max served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve for six years. As a lifelong Buckeye, Max is deeply aware of the challenges facing Ohio and will work diligently to address the issues facing his constituents.

Max earned his bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University. Max and his wife Emily live in Rocky River with their two dogs.

Monica De La Cruz (TX-15)

is running to represent the 15th Congressional district in Texas. Her grandmother immigrated to the United States as a child to flee political injustice in Mexico. Her grandfather was a first-generation American, and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Monica’s mother, Norma, single handedly raised her and her brother in Brownsville. Living on the border and attending a public high school, Monica saw firsthand the effects of a broken immigration system and failed government policies. Monica attended the University of Texas at San Antonio; upon graduation, she felt compelled to learn more about her roots and applied for a Spanish language studies program and attended La Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. After working forTNT and Cartoon Network Latin America in Atlanta, Monica returned to the Rio Grande Valley, where she eventually opened her own insurance agency. She lives in Edinburg with her two children.

Morgan Luttrell (TX-08)

has built a life centered around service. A 5th generation Texan raised on a horse ranch, Morgan is a candidate for the 8th Congressional District, which includes much of the northern outlying areas of metro Houston, including the Montgomery County precincts of Houston itself. He served multiple combat deployments and led his troops as a Naval Special Warfare Officer. In 2009, Morgan survived a deadly helicopter crash that left him with a broken back and a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Determined to get back in the fight with his teammates, Morgan rehabbed, recovered, and returned to the frontline. Following an honorable 14-year military career, Morgan retired from the Navy in 2014 and applied his personal success and experience to help fellow veterans recover from PTSD and traumatic brain injuries sustained in battle. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry appointed Morgan to serve as a Special Advisor at the DOE —leading the creation of the Artificial Intelligence and Technologies Office to ensure America continued to outpace Russia and China in the development of machine-learning technology. Morgan applied his expertise to harness and combine the nation’s most powerful computing resources with next-generation AI analytic tools to help solve some of America’s most formidable healthcare challenges like cancer, traumatic brain injuries, suicide, and opioid addiction. Morgan and his wife Leslie reside in Magnolia with their two sons, Gunner and Lincoln.

Nick LaLota (NY-01)

Smith County (TX) Judge Nathaniel Moran

is running in the 1st Congressional District to replace Rep. Louis Gohmert, who has decided to run for Texas Attorney General. A graduate of the U. S. Military Academy and Texas Tech University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Russian, an MBA, and his law degree. Moran is an attorney who has wide-ranging experience, including business and commercial litigation and transaction work. He is the son of a small businessman and is the owner of two small businesses – a law firm and a staffing company that has put hundreds of East Texans to work every day. He has served as Republican Party of Texas State Convention Delegate, Smith County Republican Party Precinct Chairman, and chairman of the Smith County Republican Party Candidate Committee, He and his wife, Kyna, are the proud parents of four children.

2022 Cycle Special Election Success

RMSP PAC has made a point this cycle to identify dynamic candidates early in their primaries, launching the “Main Street Majority Maker” program to support conservative, commonsense candidates who will be key to ensuring a Republican House Majority this fall.

Thus far in the 2022 cycle, RMSP PAC has won the last 22 out of 23 primaries it has been involved in, securing primary wins for candidates in key swing districts, adding four new Republican members to Congress, and protecting incumbents.
 

Jake Ellzey

We endorsed Commander Jake Ellzey in his successful campaign -- and upset victory over Susan Wright in the special election runoff for Congress in TX-6, a North Texas district seat that opened after the passing of Rep. Ron Wright from coronavirus. Jake served as a fighter pilot, completing 20 years of service as the Air Boss on the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier. Ellzey was deployed nine times during his military career, including five combat tours by air and one by ground with Seal Team 5, and received two Bronze Stars and eight Air Medals. He served Texas as a commissioner on the Texas Veterans Commission and is currently a commercial airline pilot based out of DFW.

Mike Flood

will be the Republican candidate to represent NE-01 in the November midterms. Mike started working in radio in high school, a passion that continued throughout his time in college at Notre Dame and law school at the University of Nebraska. In 1999, he founded Flood Communications and grew the company from one Norfolk radio station into a statewide network of 15 radio stations and five TV stations. News Channel Nebraska and Flood Communications radio stations deliver content important to rural communities. In 2005, Mike was elected to represent his Norfolk and surrounding Madison County in the Nebraska Legislature. In 2007, his colleagues elected him the youngest Speaker of the Legislature in Nebraska history. Mike has long been active in northeast Nebraska economic development and community efforts. When the Big Ten canceled the 2020 football season, Mike represented Husker football players and their families when they sued to get the Big Ten to reverse its decision and start playing football again. Mike also donated more than $100,000 of his campaign funds to televise the 2020 NSAA Boys State Basketball Tournament when the playoffs were shut down to the public due to COVID-19. Mike is a partner at Norfolk's oldest law firm, Jewell, Collins & Flood. He and his wife Mandi have two sons.

Brad Finstad

is running for Congress in MN-01 in an August special election to replace the late Rep. Jim Hagedorn. Finstad wants to put the brakes on the out-of-control Biden/Pelosi agenda that is fueling inflation and hurting southern Minnesota families. He served as President Trump’s State Director for USDA Rural Development in Minnesota, working to support infrastructure improvements, business development, homeownership, community services such as schools, public safety, health care, and high-speed internet access in rural areas. A fourth-generation resident of the New Ulm area, Brad and his wife Jaclyn met on the school bus in second grade. Today they are the proud parents of seven children. They operate a family farm that has been active for generations. Brad is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Agriculture Education with an emphasis in Rural Leadership Development. His previously served as executive director of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, executive director of the Center for Rural Policy & Development, area director of the Minnesota Farm Bureau, and three terms representing Brown, Watonwan, and Redwood counties in the Minnesota House of Representatives.