Nicholas A. Langworthy, 38, was unanimously elected as Chairman of the New York Republican State Committee on July 1, 2019, making him the youngest person to lead the Party in its history.
Langworthy ran for chair on his vision to rebuild, retool, and revitalize the New York Republican Party. His tenure represents a new era of leadership for the NYGOP that will focus on growing and strengthening the grassroots of the Party, recruiting strong candidates and winning elections by making a robust case for Republican principles of smaller government, lower taxes and individual liberty.
Prior to ascension as State Chairman, Langworthy served as the Erie County Republican Chairman for nine years where he was unanimously re-elected five times. Langworthy made history then as well, being the youngest person ever to be elected chairman of any political party in Erie County at just 29 years of age.
In his tenure as ECGOP Chairman, Nick Langworthy re-energized and modernized the Republican Party, with a strong emphasis on creating winning models in the digital age. His efforts helped overcome a 2:1 Democrat enrollment advantage that led to major Republican victories, including winning 8 of the last 10 countywide races and a majority in the county legislature. In 2018, his organization successfully returned all three Republican Senators to Albany.
Langworthy’s influence and leadership in New York State politics have been independently recognized in Buffalo Business First Magazine’s “Power 250” Ranking of Western New York’s most influential people every single year from 2013 to 2019. He also has been included in City and State Magazine’s list of New York State’s “Power 100” and was named one of their “40 under 40” in 2017. Following his successful election in 2016, President Donald J. Trump named Langworthy to the executive committee of his transition team.
From a very early age, Langworthy displayed a passion for government and political service. As a student at Niagara University, he founded a chapter of the College Republicans. He went on to travel across the state recruiting students to start campus chapters and to get involved in national, state and local campaigns during his two terms as Chairman of the New York State College Republicans.
Prior to his service as Chairman, Langworthy worked on the district staff, then as campaign manager for Congressman Tom Reynolds. Langworthy went on to serve as District Director for Congressman Chris Lee, helping to ensure Western New Yorkers received the effective representation and constituent service they deserve.
A lifelong Western New Yorker, Langworthy is a 2003 graduate of Niagara University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science. He is a 1999 graduate of Pine Valley Central School in South Dayton, NY. He and his wife, Erin, reside in Amherst with their daughter, Madeline.