Tuesday, March 12, 2019; 11:30 a.m.
Alexis Valdez Darnell
Cherry Creek Republican Women is honored to have the highly energized and talented Alexis Valdez Darnell as our March speaker. She has worked in politics or government at the local, state and national level for over 18 years. A native New Mexican who has extensive experience with state political parties and has managed campaigns at various levels, Alexis is currently a Regional Political Director (RPD) for the Republican National Committee (RNC) where she most recently oversaw the development and implementation of all political programs and voter contact operations in 12 western states during the 2018 mid-term election cycle. In this role, she managed an over $15 million budget and 120 person staff, exceeding voter contact goals and contributing to the largest voter contact operation in Republican Party history. As an RPD, Alexis was the primary liaison in the western U.S. between the RNC and President Trump’s political operation, the national congressional and senatorial committees, state parties, elected officials and Republican candidates and campaigns.
She served as field director for the 2004 Bush/Victory campaign in New Mexico and later the State Director for the RNC during the 2008 election and has managed campaigns for a Secretary of State, Attorney General, Congressional campaign and various local campaigns. She also joined the administration of Governor Susana Martinez where she served as the Governor’s Director of Operations where she directed the Governor’s schedule as well as overseeing all administrative staff, constituent services, boards and commissions and the Department of Transportation. After leaving the Governor’s office in 2013, she assisted a political action committee that helped elect a Republican majority in the NM House of Representatives for the first time in 60 years.