Chandler Thornton

Age

23

Location

Washington, DC

Occupation

CRNC Vice Chair for the Northeast

Twitter

@chandlerUSA

Chandler Thornton currently serves as the College Republican National Committee (CRNC) vice chair for the Northeast region. In this role, he represents the 13 College Republican federations, their chapters, and members on campuses in the Northeast region. He is also a current George C. Marshall Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, where his focuses include U.S. national security, foreign policy, and grand strategy.

He has held internships and council roles with think tanks including the Heritage Foundation, Hudson Institute, and the American Enterprise Institute. Chandler earned a B.A. in political science with a concentration in American government from the American University School of Public Affairs, where he is also a graduate of both the Campaign Management Institute and the European Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute.

Chandler was born and raised in Maryland and currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area.

What was the biggest factor in your success?

In my view, success is defined by leading a life in accordance with one’s values, being passionate about and engaged with one’s work, and achieving personal satisfaction. Like many young people, I’m always striving to achieve personal goals along the way.

What advice would you give to other millennials?

Our generation faces new challenges never faced by our parents and grandparents, but we are also afforded many new opportunities. My advice would be to discover your passions, and lead your life based on those interests instead of following them without any kind of personal roadmap. To quote Hamilton, you are the one thing in your life that you can control.

Does the GOP have a future and why?

Personally, I’m optimistic about the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement. As we articulate our timeless principles-based solutions rooted in freedom, opportunity, and limited government, there’s nothing that the GOP cannot accomplish if we continue to grow as an inclusive party for all Americans.

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