The Ohio Republican Party Announces Key Hires

The Ohio Republican Party Announces the Hiring of Four Senior Staff Members

COLUMBUS, OH –Today, the Ohio Republican Party announced the hiring of Justin Bis as Executive Director, Garrett Arnold as Political Director, Tricia McLaughlin as Communications Director, and the promotion of Paige Sims from Deputy Finance Director to Finance Director.

“As Chairman, I am dedicated to ensuring Ohio Republicans up and down the ballot have the funding and tools they need to win,” said Chairman Bob Paduchik. “I look forward to leading this tenacious team who will work doggedly to elect officials who stand for Ohio’s working class, conservative values.”

Justin Bis was a Deputy State Director for the Trump Pence campaign in 2016 and served President Trump in the White House in the Presidential Personnel Office. During his three years there, Bis was thrice promoted and left as a commissioned officer on the President’s staff.

Garret Arnold most recently served as Deputy State Director for President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign. Following a role in RNC Co-chairman Paduchik’s office, Arnold became Deputy State Director for RNC Victory during the 2018 cycle. Arnold also served as the Cuyahoga County Coordinator for the Trump campaign in 2016.

Tricia McLaughlin most recently served as Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary for Nuclear Arms Control and International Security at the State Department. Prior to her time at the State Department, McLaughlin was Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the Treasury Department. In this role, she was the chief spokesperson for the Administration’s economic sanctions program.

Paige Sims joined the Ohio Republican Party as Deputy Finance Director in 2019. As Deputy Finance Director, Sims helped win Ohio for President Trump, gained a super majority in the Ohio House of Representatives, and secured a strong majority in the Ohio Senate. Sims also helped secure a win for the 2018 DeWine Husted campaign, serving on the finance team.