A lifelong Republican, Sarah Reidy-Jones brings over twenty-five years of institutional knowledge within the Republican Party, including grassroots organization, spokesperson expertise, event assistance and membership growth.
She served as Chair of the County Republican Party from 2021-2023, where she raised a record amount of funds, including over $100,000 in the first year, and established annual events like the Meck Dec Dinner and Grand Old Picnic. During her tenure as Chair or Vice Chair, the Hornet’s Nest Republican Men’s Club, Mecklenburg Black Republican Club, Mint Hill Matthews Republican Club, Republican Patriots, Republican Women of Greater Charlotte and Uptown Charlotte Republicans were organized. With an emphasis on precinct organization, the MeckGOP fielded a full team of Area Precinct Organizers, created training manuals and made over 647,000 direct voter contacts in 2022.
She previously served as Vice Chair of the Mecklenburg County Republican Party for two terms and Vice Chair of the Guilford County Republican Party for one term. As an active member of the College Republicans, her chapter was named national club of the year. Within the Young Republican National Federation, she is a past chair of the Kentucky Federation, past second vice chair of the North Carolina Federation, past chair of two local Young Republican club chapters and former Campaign Chair and Communications Chair of the National Federation. She had served on the National Federation of Republican Women’s PR Committee and Program Committee and as the national Youth Outreach Chair. Sarah served for 4 years as the Communications Chair of the North Carolina Federation of Republican Women and as a member of several Women's Federation clubs. She was a member of the national YR large club of the year, the Mecklenburg County Young Republicans and actively works to support and grow our neighborhood Republican presence throughout the county, including establishing and serving as the first mentor with the MeckGOP Mentorship Program and creating the Legislative Action Team. She created and served as President of the Uptown Charlotte Republicans since its launch in 2019 until 2022.
Sarah served on the Ninth, Twelfth and Fourteenth Congressional district executive committees as well as served 8 years on the North Carolina Republican Party’s Executive Committee. She has been a delegate and alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention and a delegate to the national conventions of the College Republicans, Young Republicans and National Federation of Republican Women, where she served as a keynote speaker in 2017. She was especially proud to bring the largest delegation of under-40 delegates from any state as the chair of the Kentucky YRs to the 2008 RNC in Minneapolis and to grow the organization’s membership by 400% in her first year as chair.
She was honored to join 77 colleagues as part of the inaugural class of the RNC’s County Chairman’s Training. She has been awarded the William O. Cowger Award for outstanding services during campaigns from the Jefferson County Republican Party (KY), was a 2019 NCGOP Hall of Fame nominee, is a 2020 North Carolina Federation of Republican Women "Woman of Distinction" and is a past Kentucky Young Republicans Woman of the Year. She has been active in her local Republican parties in Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Virginia since she was 17 years old.
Her public service includes the White House’s Office of Presidential Correspondence, the Office of the Governor of Kentucky, the Louisville Metro Council and with the Board of Elections. She previously consulted on local, statewide and federal races, specializing in media and crisis communications. Her campaign experience includes serving as the National Director of Scheduling for the Jon Huntsman for President campaign and as the first female campaign manager for a gubernatorial race in Kentucky.
She is the honorary national president of Children of the American Revolution, where she saw the organization’s first net gain in membership in 7 years as its membership chair and then quadrupled that net gain and doubled its fundraising the next year as national president. She currently serves as the organization’s senior public relations advisor, including assisting with continuity, development and long-range planning. She is a 4th generation Daughter of the American Revolution and is a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. She served as her student body’s president in college at the age of 19.
She relocated to Charlotte in 2015. After several years of overseeing the marketing and communications for several national nonprofits, she recently returned to the communications and public affairs world. She currently oversees the marketing for a national commercial manufacturing company with roots in the Carolinas. She holds a degree in political science from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, watching college football and exploring the Queen City with her husband, Chris, the head men’s and women’s golf coach at Pfeiffer University. They reside on Mountain Island Lake and have opened their home for Republican events over a dozen times in the past 5 years, as well as housing summer interns and numerous campaign volunteers. She and Chris are proud foster parents and active advocates for foster care reform as they await their own adoption of a little boy.