Party Leadership, per MIGOP.Org:
Robert Schostak, Chairman
Schostak was re-elected in February 2013 as the Chairman of the party following a 2012 election cycle where he helped raise more than $26 million for our GOP candidates, and protected our majority in the State House.
In 2011, Bobby Schostak was elected Party Chairman for the Michigan Republican Party. Under Schostak’s direction, the MIGOP has proactively worked with local communities, grassroots organizations and new and existing coalitions to gather support throughout the state. They have invested heavily in new campaign technologies, including the MI Team Dashboard, a more user-friendly migop.org and others.
In 2009, he was appointed the Finance Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party where he was responsible for raising $28 million with then Chairman Ron Weiser. This war chest led the way to unprecedented Republican victories. Results included Republicans holding the Governor’s Office, Secretary of State, and Attorney General, a majority in the State House, a super majority in the State Senate, and a conservative majority on the Michigan Supreme Court.
Schostak increased his activity in politics in 2008 due to major concerns on the direction of our state and country, following years of assisting political campaigns for John Engler, Spencer Abraham, Dick DeVos, John McCain, Mitt Romney, numerous State House and State Senate races as well as numerous municipal races.
Prior to going full-time into Michigan politics, Schostak served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of the family’s real estate company located in Livonia, Michigan.
He and Nancy, his wife of 37 years, have three adult married children and three grandchildren.
Sharon Wise, Co-Chair
In addition to having served as the Co-Chairman for the state party with Chairman Ron Weiser, Sharon served as Michigan’s Republican National Committeewoman for two terms. Traveling throughout the state, she worked with regional party leaders to build our Party at the local level.
Wise worked as campaign manager for a state representative, a local county (Shiawassee) Party chairman, congressional district chairman and campaign chairman for Congressman Camp. Whenever there was a job to do, Sharon did it.
Her devotion to public service extends beyond GOP political campaigns and organizations. Sharon was elected to the Michigan State Board of Education in 1994. She has continued her commitment to reforming and improving Michigan’s education serving as VP of the National Charter School Institute.
A graduate of Utah State University College of Business, Sharon lives in Traverse City and is the proud mother of two children and one grandchild.
Dave Agema, National Committeeman
Ronna Romney McDaniel, National Committeewoman
Blake Elliott Edmonds, Youth Vice Chair
David Wolkinson, Administrative Vice Chair
Kelly Mitchell, Outreach Vice Chair
In 2012, Kelly was elected to the Electoral College as one of 16 statutory delegates to be seated in the Electoral College if the people of Michigan favored the Republican Candidate, Mitt Romney. She is a precinct delegate and former 3rd District Committee Member. No activism however, has been met with such interest, energy and success as that of being a grassroots activist. Kelly has served on presidential, gubernatorial, state and local campaigns when called upon.
In Grand Rapids, Kelly may be found volunteering at Art Prize, LaughFest, Mel Trotter Ministries, Heart of the Neighborhood and as a board member for Women’s Life local Chapter 888.
Kelly is married with one adult daughter and resides in Grand Rapids. She is employed as a Sales Executive for a Blueprint Tooling company. She will complete her BS in July 2013.