The Republican State Leadership Committee has announced that Sen. Ernie Lopez, R-Lewes, will serve as an executive committee member of the Future Majority Caucus.
The FMC is part of an initiative begun during the 2012 election cycle to create a long-term, sustained commitment to support and elect Hispanics, women, African Americans and Americans of Asian descent to state offices.
"Sen. Lopez will be an outstanding leader for the Future Majority Caucus, helping us support candidates who reflect the full diversity of our nation," said RSLC President Chris Jankowski. "The key to growing our Republican Party is identifying candidates like Sen. Lopez from across our country who believe in the principles of smaller government, lower taxes, and supporting job creators who can lead the way in our states."
Lopez, currently serving his first session in the Senate, represents the 6th District which includes all or parts of Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Milton and Dewey Beach.
"I am honored to be chosen as an executive committee member for the Future Majority Caucus, and I am ready to support our mission to recruit and support diverse candidates across the states," Lopez said. "The leadership of the Future Majority Caucus will enact a long-term and sustained engagement with voters as we work together to tackle the challenges in our states of reducing the size and scope of government, and make the American dream a reality."
Future Majority Caucus board members are leaders and Republican rising stars from around the country, according to an RSLC press release. Senate Republican Leader Gary Simpson, R-Milford, says Lopez fits that bill.
"I was happy to learn that Senator Lopez was selected for the executive committee of the Future Majority Caucus,” he said. “He has been a valuable addition to the Delaware Senate, and I think the Republican State Leadership Committee has made a very wise selection.
“He is a voice of reason and brings a unique perspective to the Senate through his work with children throughout the state, as well as his Hispanic roots. At the same time, as we strive to expand our Republican message to women, African Americans, Americans of Asian descent, and Hispanics in Delaware, Sen. Lopez will bring a voice that is relevant to those communities."