Burkan to Spearhead Fundraising Efforts for Congressional Assistance Initiative
New York–March 15th
The NYGOP today announced the appointment of longtime Republican fundraiser and New Yorker Jonathan Burkan as its Congressional Finance Chair who will lead the charge in raising funds to protect the state’s Republican congressional delegation and challenge vulnerable Democrats.
Under Chairman Cox’s leadership, the New York Republican Congressional Delegation has grown from two members to nine. Earlier this year, the committee formed an assistance program called “Hold the Line With Our GOP-9” to provide boots on the ground and other support in the important 2018 election cycle.
Burkan, who has worked in the wealth management business for more than 17 years, and was a member of the RNC National Finance Committee in 2011 and 2012, brings deep fundraising experience and a strong network to this initiative. A fixture in Republican fundraising circles, Jonathan also played a key role in the election of new Republican Senators in 2014, and assisted the NRCC and the NRSC in the hugely successful 2016 cycle that reelected Republican majorities to both houses of Congress.
“We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of Jonathan Burkan as our New York Congressional Finance Chair,” said Chairman Cox. “”Midterm elections historically are the most challenging to a party that controls the White House and Congress, but one of the most important things we can do in New York is to provide ground and logistical support that will be a deciding factor in these elections. We have already proven we can out-raise the Democrats at the federal level, but Jonathan’s efforts will help us raise the resources we need to put together a first-class operation.”
“Re-electing the nine members of our Republican congressional delegation is essential to ensuring we keep the Republican Majority in the House of Representatives and stop Nancy Pelosi from becoming Speaker,” said Jonathan Burkan. “The men and women of our Republican delegation are part of the leadership team that is creating an American economic resurgence, and there is a tremendous energy right now to keep that momentum going. I’m proud to play this important role in making sure they remain in Washington.”
Mr. Burkan has also served on the board of the Harriet Tubman Charter School in the South Bronx, where he was on the Audit Committee and is a current member of the University Club of New York. He has also served as President of his Condo Board. Jonathan has an MBA in Finance from Vanderbilt University and BA in Government from Skidmore College. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and The Financial Times and as a frequent guest on Fox Business.