DeSales Student Elected State Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans
Josh Lee, a native of Allentown and a junior majoring in finance and marketing at DeSales University, was elected state treasurer of the Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans at the group's annual convention held recently at Millersville University.
Lee was nominated for state treasurer by Krista Gaffney, of Susquehanna University, who serves as co-chairman for the state.
"As state treasurer, my main responsibilities include preparing and managing the federation's budget, fundraising on the local, state, and national levels, and aiding in grassroots activities across the state," said Lee, a graduate of Notre Dame High School. "I'll also assist with statewide federation events."
Lee helped organize the DeSales chapter of the College Republicans and has been active with the group for two years. Currently, he serves as lead chairman of the club. He also is a member of the Northeast Caucus for the Penna. Federation and oversees the operations of 16 College Republican chapters.
The Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans coordinates all the university chapters of the College Republicans for the state. Each state has its own chapter and affiliates with the College Republican National Committee office.
In addition to elections, the conference at Millersville featured Republican guest speakers, such as U.S. Representative Phil English (R-3) of Armstrong, Butler, Crawford, Erie Mercer, Venango and Warren counties; Valvina Caldwell, Penna. Republican Hispanic Assembly Chairwoman, and State Representative Gibson C. Armstrong (R-100) of Lancaster County.
During the spring 2006 semester, Lee is serving as a student intern for U.S. Representative Charles Dent (R - 15). As a student intern, Lee assists with casework, processes information through the congressional database, and helps constituents. Last semester, he interned with U.S. Senator Rick Santorum.
"This internship has gone far beyond all my expectations," said Lee. "I have been welcomed by Congressman Dent and his staff, who have given me every opportunity to expand my horizons and to learn about the legislative process."
After graduating from DeSales, Lee hopes to attend law school and either work in the business sector or for a law firm. He plans to pursue a career in politics and government.
Press Release: DeSales Student Elected State Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans | Posted on: 4/7/2006
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