Stivers Promotes Polling Guru to Executive Director of NRCC
John Rogers helped committee develop new polling methodology
National Republican Congressional Committee Political Director John Rogers will serve as executive director of the House Republicans’ campaign arm for the 2018 cycle.
“We are building a world-class team, which will be laser focused on maintaining the House Majority, and gaining seats where we can. John is the first part of that team,” NRCC chairman-elect Steve Stivers said in a statement Friday announcing Rogers’ promotion.
Rogers began his three-cycle tenure at the NRCC as a regional political director in 2012. He then served as deputy political director for the 2014 cycle, during which time he built the committee’s strategy department and worked to resolve Republicans’ previous problems with polling accuracy. The committee credits him with developing a new polling methodology.
The upstate New York native worked as an equities trader for three years for AMR Capital Trading after working on several campaigns in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
“John has served as a vital part of Chairman Walden’s team — a team which brought House Republicans to the largest majority in 80 years in the 2014 cycle and held a large majority this election cycle,” Stivers said.
Under Walden’s leadership, Republicans suffered a net loss of six seats this year.
“Furthermore, John shares my vision of making the NRCC a Member-driven organization which provides value to every Member of our Conference,” the chairman-elect said.
The Republican conference elected Stivers chairman of the NRCC by a vote of 143 to 96 last month.