With Matt Borges now installed as chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, a new Matt has been appointed as the state party's executive director.
Ohio political veteran Matthew McAuliffe, 40, was named executive director to replace Borges who was elected party chairman in April.The appointment got a thumbs-up from Lucas County Republican Chairman Jon Stainbrook who said he has known McAuliffe at least since they worked together on the Bob Dole presidential campaign effort in 1996.
"He's just a perfect addition to the Ohio Republican Party political team. We're very lucky because of the close relationship he's had with us in Lucas County. We can count on this guy to make sure we're looked out for," Stainbrook said.
McAuliffe worked nearly nine years in the financial industry and has over a decade of experience in leadership roles in political campaigns, the party's announcement said.
Borges said, "Matthew has unique experience working on campaigns at the national, state and local level. His experience will make him an excellent addition to our staff.
"I have known Matthew and his wife, Bridget, for nearly twenty years. I could not be happier that he agreed to join us at the Ohio Republican Party as we continue to support Republican efforts to create jobs, lower taxes, and make government better and more efficient," Borges said.
He was political director for former U.S. Senator George Voinovich's 1998 campaign. He was chief of staff for Republican Ohio Treasurer Joe Deters 2001-2004.He is a graduate of Ohio State University and lives in Dublin, Ohio with his wife, Bridget, and their two children.