Joe Stapleton elected chairman of New Majority Orange County, succeeds Lucy Rawlins

On Thursday, June 13, New Majority announced the election of the Honorable Joe Stapleton as the new Chairman of New Majority Orange County (NMOC). Stapleton succeeds Lucy Rawlins, who has served with distinction and will now hold the title of Chairwoman Emeritus.

“We are thrilled to have Joe lead our Orange County Chapter, especially during this very important presidential election cycle,” said Howard Hakes, chairman, New Majority. “I look forward to working with Joe as he leads NMOC in the same dynamic way he has led so many other organizations. His energy, political experience and enthusiasm for our organization will serve our members and mission very well. We are also beyond grateful for Lucy’s excellent leadership; New Majority is better because of her tremendous efforts as NMOC Chairwoman.”

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Stapleton, an experienced business leader and philanthropic magnet, will work closely with Executive Director Muffy Day, OC Membership Director Kevin Cartwright and Assistant Director Orange County Marianne Boivin. Together, they will continue to advance the mission and goals of the NMOC, focusing on fostering effective leadership and impactful political engagement within the community.

“It has been an honor to serve as chairwoman of the New Majority of Orange County,” said Rawlins. “I am a big proponent of the next generation, and Joe exemplifies the qualities that the New Majority needs leading our organization into this next election and beyond.”

Stapleton expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to lead, saying, “I am honored to be elected as the chairman of the New Majority Orange County. I look forward to working with our dedicated team and members to continue advancing our mission and making a positive impact in our community. Together, we will navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”

The New Majority is one of the largest statewide political organizations in California. Through education and contributions, it seeks to inform its membership and contribute resources to Republican and other philosophically aligned candidates and issues that share its mission. More information about the New Majority can be found at


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