State And Local

Tony Barton, KS State Rep. District 41 :WINNER!

bartonTony is the son of a career Airman. After high school, Tony joined the Navy where he worked in communications and law enforcement. He was honorably discharged after completing his duty of pre-commissioning and commissioning the USS Carl Vinson, at that time America’s latest and greatest aircraft carrier.

Returning home, Tony worked for the Nebraska Department of Corrections for almost
six years while pursuing credentials in ministerial studies. Simultaneously, Tony opened a martial arts school. Affiliated with World Bible Way Fellowship, Inc., Tony has served as Pastor of New Life Fellowship Church in Leavenworth, KS since

Josh Mandel, OH Treasurer :WINNER!

mandelJosh Mandel is the 48th Treasurer of the State of Ohio and the youngest State Treasurer in the nation. As Treasurer of Ohio, Josh has earned the highest possible rating from Standard & Poor’s for the $3 billion local government investment fund he manages, and the highest possible rating from Fitch for the state’s short-term General Obligation bonds.

Treasurer Mandel enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves in 2000, where he graduated
first in his class from Marine Corps Boot Camp and first in his class from Marine Corps Intelligence School. His Marine Corps career spanned eight years, including two tours in Anbar Province, Iraq. During both tours he was awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal for “superior performance of his duties.”

Deb Rey, MD House of Delegates, District 29B :WINNER!

reyDeb was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force, and was recognized as the Distinguished Graduate of her ROTC class. She earned a Master’s in Management from Webster University. During her 20-year Air Force career, Deb served as a Logistics Plans Officer and an Information Manager. After retiring from the Air Force, Deb was elected President of the Republican Women of St Mary’s in 2010 and president of the Republican Club of St Mary’s in 2012. She was also Protocol Chair and Southern Region Chair for the Maryland Federation of Republican Women, and was a delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Roger Roth – WI State Senate District 19 :WINNER!

rothFollowing his degree from UW-Oshkosh, Roger not only continued to lead the family construction business building homes across Northeastern Wisconsin but also joined the Wisconsin Air National Guard. He served four tours in the Middle East, including a deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In 2006, Roger was elected to represent the 56th Assembly District and was an outspoken champion of fiscal responsibility, lower taxes and a reduction of out of control state spending.

Jill Upson, WV House of Delegates, District 65 :WINNER!

upsonJill Upson is an inspirational member of the community, mother of one son, and a military wife.

Jill won the endorsement of GOPAC, a national organization devoted to educating and electing Republican leaders and was named as one of BET’s “Top 10 Republicans to Watch.”