American Majority Action Leadership Summit
June 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Midterm elections are setting up as an uphill battle for conservatives. With conservatives in power at many levels of government both federally and at the local level, a strong reaction from the left is inevitable. If the 2017 and special elections are any indication, we are in for a tough fight if we don’t organize quickly and provide the best training for candidates and grassroots leaders.
Ground organization and activism on the local level is the only way to beat back a motivated left wing that has lots to fight for. American Majority Action is committed to equipping individuals with the the skills and organizational nuts-and-bolts to win races up and down ballot.
There are no shortcuts or policy victories that will guarantee success – only hard work and determination in your neighborhood. After our fun, interactive training, local leaders, grassroots activists and candidates will have the recipe for success in 2018 and beyond.
SUMMIT AGENDA (subject to change)
Lonny Leitner specializes in political training, campaign management, and voter education. He is currently the Chief of Staff at American Majority, Inc.
Lonny brings 14 years of public and private sector experience to American Majority. He worked for many years as a political operative, public relations public affairs specialist and his background in campaign management helped hone excellent leadership and motivational skills.
Lonny previously served as a Regional Director for American Majority and a 501(c)4 American Majority Action. During that time, he worked with candidates on media training and campaign management. Lonny headed up American Majority’s efforts in the upper Midwest as well as in the battle ground state of Florida. In the 2010 election cycle he helped train 100 candidates in Minnesota running for local, state, and federal offices, of which 94 won their primaries.
That same election cycle, Lonny spearheaded American Majority Action’s Get Out the Vote Efforts in Wisconsin, working successfully with local media outlets to further the movement. The group targeted a U.S. Senate race and three U.S. Congressional races, winning 3 out of the 4 contests. In 2012, Lonny oversaw the Get Out the Vote efforts in 6 target counties in Florida where they saw increases in the Conservative voter turn out compared to the 2008 results.
Lonny has worked on several campaigns in Minnesota. He worked for U.S. Senator Rod Grams in 2000 and Mark Kennedy’s successful re-election campaign in 2002. He led the charge in 2004 as a Regional Field Director for Bush-Cheney and was Political Director for Congressman Mark Kennedy’s U.S. Senate bid in 2006. Lonny has also worked on Federal campaigns in Texas for Congressman Henry Bonilla and Washington State for Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and most recently as campaign manager for Adam Hasner’s U.S. Senate race in Florida.
Jennifer, Minnesota Executive Director of American Majority, is currently serving her second term as an elected Commissioner of the Three Rivers Park District representing 174,000 residents.
As a well-known political operative in the State of Minnesota, Jennifer has been a political analyst on local and national political program as well as a contributor to numerous local and state legislative campaigns offering data-driven advice regarding campaign strategy and micro-targeting, volunteer recruitment, fundraising best practices and efficient and effective campaign operations. Jennifer served as the MN Deputy State Director for Newt Gingrich for President. In 2016, Jennifer was Minnesota State Director for CARLY for America,the Super PAC supporting Carly Fiorina. She is also the co-founder of Voices of Conservative Women, a non-profit Super PAC supporting the women running for office. Jennifer lives in Maple Grove with her husband and four children.