Arizona Republican Party Chairman Announces Executive Director and Communications Director

Arizona Republican Party Chairman Announces Executive Director and Communications Director

Phoenix (April 12) –  Arizona Republican Party Chairman Jonathan Lines today announced Matthew Kenney as executive director and Torunn Sinclair as communications director of the Arizona Republican Party.
Governor Ducey tweeted his support of the hires this morning, saying: “Two great hires by Chairman @JWLines to help lead @AZGOP. @MattKenneyUSA & @TorunnSinclair are All Stars. The Party is in good hands”

Matthew Kenney, Executive Director
Matthew is a seasoned political operative who is returning to the AZGOP, where he previously worked to build coalitions and increase Republican outreach in communities throughout the state. Matthew’s past political service includes Arizona Director for Concerned Veterans for America, where he worked on various veterans’ projects and VA reform legislation. Matthew is a veteran of the Iraq War, an Army Ranger and among other decorations, was awarded a Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal with Valor. He left the Army as a Captain in 2013 with an honorable discharge. In 2015, Matthew was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to serve on the state Military Affairs Commission. Matthew holds a B.A. in Political Science, certificates in Public Policy Development and International Studies and a law degree from Arizona State University. He lives in Phoenix with his wife Brittany and two daughters Eden (6) and Rowan (2).

“Matthew is the absolute best choice for this position and I’m very excited he’s on board,” said Arizona Republican Party Chairman Jonathan Lines. “His experience, his leadership and his passion for the state of Arizona and the Republican Party is unparalleled. He has literally put it all on the line in service to our country. Election Day 2018 is coming, and with Matthew at the helm we’re going to be ready to defend our conservative principles and elect leaders who will shape a better Arizona.”

Torunn Sinclair, Communications Director
Torunn comes to the AZGOP from the Arizona Commerce Authority where she was the Communications Manager. Prior to the Commerce Authority, she served as the digital and broadcast press secretary for Governor Doug Ducey, where she spearheaded the governor’s social media strategy. She also served on the governor’s campaign as deputy communications director and was the press secretary for the YES on Prop 123 campaign. Torunn is a native Arizonan and graduated from Arizona State University in 2014 with a B.A. in Journalism and Masters in Mass Communication.

“I’ve known Torunn since she started working on Governor Doug Ducey’s campaign in 2014,” said Chairman Lines. “She is a talented communicator who represents a new generation of young Republican leadership. I’ve been impressed with her work redefining the role of social media in the Arizona governor’s office, and I know she will excel in driving our message to voters across the state.”