Ronna Romney McDaniel
Ronna Romney McDaniel is both chair of the Republican National Committee and niece of incoming senator, Mitt Romney.
The 45-year-old is not seeing eye to eye with her uncle after Mitt criticized Trump for not having “risen to the mantle” of the presidency. Ronna was quick to label her uncle’s actions as ‘disappointing and unproductive.’
But just who is Ronna Romney McDaniel? Check her out on her top facts below.
#1 She became the first female RNC leader in three decades.
Ronna Romney Mcdaniel has been Chairwoman of the Board at Republican National Committee Inc since January 19, 2017. She was previously chair of the Michigan Republican Party, elected in 2015.
#2 There are other politicians in the family in addition to Mitt Romney
Her grandfather, George Romney, was governor of Michigan; her dad, Scott Romney, ran unsuccessfully for attorney general of Michigan, according to the Detroit Free Press. And her mom, also named Ronna, ran for U.S. Senate twice in the ‘90s and lost.
#3 She is married and is a mom
Ronna Romney McDaniel is happily married to Patrick McDaniel, the president of an insurance company’s Detroit office. The couple has been living in Michigan since 2007. She and her husband are the proud parents of two children, Abigail and Nash.
#4 She wasn’t always into politics
Ronna Romney McDaniel grew up in Michigan and went to Brigham Young University in Utah, where she studied English. She previously worked as a manager for a staffing firm, a business manager for a video production company, and the production manager for an advertising agency.
#5 She is a big Trump supporter
You may remember Ronna McDaniel helped Trump secure a win in Michigan. Last year, she decided to put RNC resources back into the 2017 US Senate special election in Alabama to support Republican candidate Roy Moore. Moore was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, and the RNC subsequently backed away from supporting him, only to eventually come back to his side amid tensions with Trump.
In June 2018, she also tweeted that anyone who does not embrace Trump’s “agenda of making America great again will be making a mistake.”