At a high-profile Mad Men-themed event event at The Studio Gallery NW DC held to honor those selected to the list, attendees were dressed to impress.
In addition to those named to the list, the event attracted notable DC socialites including The Washington Examiner’s “Yeas and Nays” co-authors Nikki Schwab and Jenny Rodgers, Crystal Wright, author of the popular blog Conservative Black Chick, KStreetKate, Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody, DC’s Republican National Committee representatives Jill Homan and Bob Kabel and Americans for Tax Reform’s Kelly Cobb, to name a few.
Tom Weirich, chair of the DC GOP’s new 35 Under 35 program, explained that 35 under 35 is a platform to show “what it means to be a young urban conservative.” It is the DC GOP’s hope, Weirich said, that the program will be adopted by the Republican National Committee in the future. Weirich said the DC GOP would be rolling out other events in the fall to train young conservatives how to run elections as well as well as additional dinners and happy hours.
Honorees, Weirich said, are “a diverse list of folk in the political sense…the best and the brightest…impacting the way an urban Republican is viewed. They bring their own style to what it means to be a young Republican.”
Red Alert Politics editor Francesca Chambers was among the 35 selected for the list.
“It’s an honor to have a group of peers put me in the same category as members of Congress. I appreciate knowing that people respect Red Alert and what we’re trying to accomplish,” she said of the pleasant surprise.
Alex Schriver, chairman of the College Republican National Committee (CNRC) was also honored at the event.
“DCGOP’s 35 Under 35 was a great night for young Republicans in Washington. It’s an honor to be recognized with so many leaders in the conservative movement, and I look forward to helping build and strengthen the DC Republican Committee,” Schriver said.
The full list of honorees: