As President, Chris Jankowski brings to the RSLC two decades of experience as a leading strategist in state elections, state policy issues and state government. He was a driving force in the 2002 formation of the RSLC after recognizing the challenge for down ballot republican candidates who struggle to raise funds nationally. Most recently, Chris served as Executive Director of the RSLC’s REDistricting MAjority Project (REDMAP), a $20 million program that led the way in picking up nearly 700 legislative seats and 20 legislative chambers across the country.
Chris played a pivotal role in Virginia’s 2009 landslide election of Governor Bob McDonnell, along with Republican victories for lieutenant governor, attorney general and a net Republican pick-up of six House of Delegates seats. Early in his career, Chris served as an assistant attorney general in South Carolina and then as former Governor Carroll Campbell’s Director of State Political Affairs at the American Council of Life Insurers.