Lawyer Sigal Chattah was elected to the Republican National Committee at the state Republican Central Committee meeting over the weekend and could play an important role in the election of the next national party chairman.

Chattah defeated retired attorney Pauline Lee by 80 votes at Saturday’s meeting in Ely, with 222 central committee members voting for Chattah and 147 voting for Lee.

“It’s fantastic,” Chattah said. “It will be a good, a great moment to strengthen the game. I think I have a lot to offer to strengthen the game”.

Chattah, a Las Vegas-based attorney who lost her race for attorney general in November to Democratic incumbent Aaron Ford, decided to run for national committee member after former committee member Michele Fiore was appointed justice of the peace in the county. from Nye. The national committee member is responsible for representing the Nevada Republican Party nationally and raising funds for the state party.

As a member of the national committee, Chattah’s focus is on raising funds, building the party and ensuring that Republican candidates have a “party they can trust for support,” he said.

Chattah had some endorsements from major national figures, including Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and Richard Grenell, the former acting director of US National Intelligence, while Lee received major state endorsements, including an endorsement from Republican Gov. Joe Lombard.

“I am really honored to have gained the support of so many central committee members in such a short time,” Lee said. “I remain very committed to the Republican Party and its values.”

The race for the national committeeman position in Nevada gained some national attention due to the precarious position of Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, who faces a tough re-election to the Republican National Committee. McDaniel will face California RNC committee member Harmeet Dhillon and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, according to Politico.

Chattah will join Nevada national committee member Jim DeGraffenreid and other RNC members on January 27 in Dana Point, California to elect the next president. Chattah said that he has promised his support to Dhillon.

“I know what she brings to the table as a lawyer and constitutionalist,” Chattah said. “My support for Harmeet is based on how I have seen her vertically integrate politics, law and fundraising, which I believe makes her the best candidate for the position.”

At the Nevada Republican Central Committee meeting over the weekend, a resolution was introduced on the floor to cast a vote of no confidence in McDaniel, but was canceled essentially due to lack of support for voting on the resolution, Chattah said.

Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald said that both McDaniel and Dhillon, who represented the Nevada Republican Party at one point, are friends of his and in two weeks he will find out who wins.

“It will be a long two weeks with everyone campaigning,” he said.

Regarding Chattah’s win, McDonald said Nevada was in a great spot between the two candidates and would have been in “good hands either way.”

The meeting and the large turnout show that the Nevada Republican Party “is moving in the right direction,” McDonald said.

“I think at the end of the day it was great that we came together,” he said.

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