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Established in 1932, the Association of New York State Young Republican Clubs is one of the oldest political institutions in the nation.  We are the young professional wing of the New York Republican State Committee and a chartered member of the Young Republican National Federation.

The New York State Young Republicans serve as a resource for Young Republicans from Buffalo to Montauk to express their political opinions, learn about politics and civics, receive campaign training, network with like-minded people from across the state, and become more involved in their community.  We are a diverse coalition of volunteers, professional operatives, public servants, elected officials, young professionals, and business owners.  Our mission is to support the principles and objectives of the New York Republican State Committee and Young Republican National Federation.

Are you 18-40 years old and want to make an impact? Get involved today!

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The Team

Peter Giunta


Peter Giunta was elected as the 47th Chairman of the New York State Young Republicans at the Association’s 2021 Biennial Convention in Montgomery, NY, and was unanimously re-elected at the Association’s 2023 Biennial Convention in Lake Placid, NY.  He is a native of Staten Island and brings with him more than a decade of experience in Republican politics and state government.  Peter is only the second individual from Staten Island to lead the New York State Young Republicans in the 91-year history of the Association.

Peter currently serves as a Chief of Staff in the New York State Assembly and had previously worked on legislative and budget policy in the New York City Council.  He sits on the Executive Committee of the New York Republican State Committee, is a voting member of the Staten Island Republican Party’s Executive Committee, and is also the two-term President of the Staten Island Young Republican Club.
Peter was raised and still resides in the Great Kills section of Staten Island.  In 2019, he was recognized as one of City & State Magazine’s “40 Under 40” Rising Stars for his work in state government, and in 2018 he was awarded the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation’s “Public Service Award” for his efforts to assist small businesses and the community navigate local government.

Bobby Walker

Vice Chairman

Chrissy Oddo

Corresponding Secretary

Daniel Koerner


Gavin Wax

National Committeeman

DawnMarie Kuhn

Recording Secretary

Annie Kaykaty

National Committeewoman

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    We are Young Republicans, we come from Up-State, Down-State, and stand united for the whole state.

    Declaration of Purposes and PrinciplesAdopted May 10, 1934