Political Leaders On the Verge Who will be the next Barack and Michelle Obama? We take a look at the emerging political players in the trenches—elected officials, activists and local leaders making their mark in the nation’s capital and around the nation.
Name: Angela Sailor Age: 41 Position: Director of Coalitions for the Republican National Committee
After elected Chairman of the Republican National Committee this year, Michael Steele vowed to make the GOP younger and more diverse. His first step in achieving this goal was hiring Angela Sailor, who serves in a new department for the organization, targeting communities and constituencies that are traditionally underrepresented in the Party.
Sailor, who formerly served as the RNC Director of African-American Affairs, where she was charged with reaching out to Black voters during George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign, is committed to taking the Republican message to all corners of the country.