U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin has been appointed to a new position at the National Republican Congressional Committee, or NRCC.
Rep. Zeldin, currently in his second term as representative for the 1st District of New York, will serve as finance chairman at the NRCC through the 2018 election cycle, following the retirement of Rep. Ann Wagner of Missouri. Earlier this year, Mr. Zeldin was named deputy vice chairman for finance.
According to the NRCC website, the committee is a tax-exempt organization dedicated to the election of Republicans to the House of Representatives through direct financial contributions to candidates and Republican Party organizations. Since the start of 2017, the committee has raised $35.9 million, which it said has surpassed prior first-quarter fundraising records.
In a prepared statement, Rep. Zeldin said, “It is a privilege to serve as the NRCC’s new finance chairman ... I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues at the NRCC, especially NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers, in this new position.”