The Republican Party of Kentucky announced today that Mac Brown has been elected as Chairman of the Republican Party of Kentucky by its Executive Committee.
J. McCauley “Mac” Brown Means Business
J. McCauley “Mac” Brown is Vice President of Brown-Forman Corporation, with responsibilities that include a wide and varied range of business planning, family governance, and strategic topics, and he serves as a member of the Corporate Strategy Council and past member of the B-F / Brown Family Committee. He has also led and been involved in many philanthropic organizations in Kentucky.
“I am humbled by the vote of confidence from Republican leaders from around the state, and I accept this opportunity to lead the Republican Party of Kentucky. The party is unified and prepared to move our state forward. In 2016, we will do our part to elect a Republican president, support Senator Paul, and take our last bastion of liberalism—the Kentucky State House—and turn it red.”
Brown will bring a business perspective to the party to develop meaningful long-term strategies that continue to capitalize on Kentucky’s changing electorate and the emergence of a growing number of qualified Republican candidates for elected office.
A New Political Landscape in Kentucky
The political alignment in Kentucky has changed significantly since President Obama was first elected seven years ago. Since then, Republican voter registration has grown by over 200,000, nearly nine times as much as Democratic registration. Because of the determined efforts of the party, Republicans have turned this shift into success at the ballot box.
A Changing of the Republican Guard
Outgoing RPK Chairman Steve Robertson served as Chair for the past eight years, during which the party experienced consistent growth and success, capped by the recent election victories in which Republicans won five out of seven state constitutional offices, including the governor’s office.
Robertson remarked, “It has been a privilege to lead the party and watch it grow. Over the last eight years, the party has placed great emphasis on developing its infrastructure and organizational depth, which laid the foundation for the historic wins we saw on election night. I have complete confidence in Mac’s ability to expand on the gains that the Republican Party has steadily secured.” Continue reading