Conservative leader Rhonda K. Amoroso of Wilmington has been appointed to the North Carolina Board of Elections
by NC Governor Pat McCrory.
GOP political veteran has proven her capabilities in key leadership positions
Rhonda Amoroso is currently the Chair of the New Hanover County Republican Party. Over the past 2 years, she and her team have grown and reinvigorated the Party significantly. Under her leadership, fundraising has reached unprecedented levels, enabling the Party to succeed where the rubber meets the road – getting Constitutional conservatives elected to County, City, and School Board positions. By doing so she has helped establish New Hanover County as a major factor in statewide and judicial elections.
Amoroso, who resides in Wilmington, said today that she would have to officially step down as
GOP county chairwoman before being sworn in to the State Elections Board post on Wednesday.
Sam Ibrahim, first vice president of Finance and Fundraising, will serve as Interim Party Chairman.
Second Vice President John Tullous, a precinct chairman has indicated he will seek the Party . Party Chairmanship. Mike Fitzpatrick, current precinct chairman of CF06 will seek the position of Vice Chair in charge of Election Operations, succeeding current Vice Chair John Tullous.
During her tenure, she has mobilized and groomed enthusiastic new members by taking a Leadership Development Committee that existed in name only and making it a vibrant force in the recruitment and recommendation of qualified candidates. At monthly meetings, our elected officials have reported on current issues, speakers have educated the members on key topics and opportunities to serve on local boards have been presented to the membership. Rhonda has also partnered with True the Vote, a national organization devoted to voter integrity.
Rhonda is married and has four grown children.
Prior to becoming Chair, Rhonda was Vice Chair in charge of Election Operations where she conducted monthly meetings for all 43 precinct leaders. In addition, she developed an innovative program called Operation Welcome to invite all newly registered Republicans to become engaged in the political process.
Since 2008, Rhonda has managed the GOP County Headquarters. She has worked with the State GOP and state and local candidates running for office. She served on Governor McCrory’s Transition Team, the Energy Advisory Team and serves on the Executive Committees for both Congressional Districts 7 and District 3. She also serves as a member of the State GOP Executive Committee and served on the State Rules Committee. She is currently on the State Credentials Committee.
Rhonda graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law. She practiced law for many years with a major law firm and for a large public utility. Prior to moving to Wilmington in 2007, she was appointed by the Governor of New York State as an administrative law judge, a position she held for a decade.