On Thursday, June 9, the Republican Party of Arkansas announced three new staff members.
Seth Mays – Victory Director
Born in a Fort Smith hospital following a tornado, Seth Mays knows how to make an entrance. A graduate of Mansfield High School he attended Arkansas Tech University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and an Associate of Science in criminal justice. While in his senior year of college Seth was named Political Director for Governor Asa Hutchinson’s 2018 campaign for re-election, which resulted in the largest win percentage for a 4-year governor and the most counties won by a Republican nominee. Following the 2018 cycle, Seth moved to Washington, DC to work for the Republican National Committee in local and national communications, where he interacted with media outlets across the nation. He moved back to Arkansas to be Senior Political Director for the Republican Party of Arkansas during the 2020 election, where Arkansas Republicans won a record number of state house and senate races, and finally controlled more than 50% of county-wide offices. It was from there that he joined the team at JCD Consulting, before ultimately being asked by Republican gubernatorial nominee Sarah Huckabee Sanders to be Victory Director for the 2022 cycle. Seth is a former two-time State Chairman of the Arkansas Federation of College Republicans. He currently lives in Little Rock, and is a native of Mansfield, AR.
“It’s an incredible honor to be asked to lead the grassroots effort of the Republican Party of Arkansas and our next Governor: Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” stated Mays. “From Mansfield to West Memphis, and Mountain Home to El Dorado, we will compete everywhere there is a chance to defend our majorities, flip Democrat-held legislative seats, and make sure we send back statewide Republican executives to Little Rock in 2023. I am excited about the enthusiasm Sarah brings to the top of our ticket and she will be leading the red wave in November.”
Other new staff appointments include: Greenbrier native Amber Crawford as Communications Director, and Hot Springs native Gabrielle Harvey as Administrative Assistant.