Thursday, February 3, 2011


BROOKLYN, NY - The Kings County Republican Party announced that it is re-launching the Brooklyn Young Republican Club.

Young Republican clubs are chartered throughout New York State with the goal of promoting the Republican Party and to provide an outlet for young people who believe in Republican principles to meet, network and grow.

Craig Eaton, Esq., Chairman of the Kings County Republican Party, hailed the re-launch as a great way for Republicans in Brooklyn to reach out to young people, to increase Republican rolls in the County and to continue the revitalization of the Republican Party, which saw significant growth in the 2010 Election cycle.

“In 2010, the Republican Party in Brooklyn saw a definite county-wide resurgence best exhibited by the election of Michael Grimm to the Congress, Nicole Malliotakis to the State Assembly and the re-election of our great State Senator, Mary Golden,” said Eaton. “This year, we look to build on that momentum by reaching out to young Republicans and creating opportunities for them to get involved within the Brooklyn Republican Party.”

The Brooklyn Young Republicans will be led by Russell Gallo, 32, who is the sitting District Leader of the 47th Assembly District. Gallo, an Iraq War veteran who is currently a Sergeant First Class in the NY Army National Guard, is ready to take on the challenge of organizing Brooklyn Young Republicans.

“Young Republicans in Brooklyn need to be active. We need to support local Republican candidates by helping them get on the ballot and by volunteering on their campaigns,” said Gallo. “We cannot be a useless debating society.”

The group appears to be hitting the ground running, as a contingent of Brooklyn Young Republicans will be attending CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) in Washington, D.C., the large annual gathering of Republican activists that acts as a barometer for national elections.

The first meeting of the Brooklyn Young Republicans will be on February 15, 2011 at the Brooklyn GOP “Victory Center” at 7620 17th Avenue, (between 76th and 77th Sts.) at 7:30 PM

For more information on the Brooklyn Young Republicans, check their official website at or contact Russell Gallo at


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