Matt Pinnell, 33, became Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party on June 26th, 2010, and was re-elected in May of 2011 to a full two-year term. Until recently, he was the youngest State Chairman in the country.
Pinnell was appointed in 2010 as "Chairman of the State Chairmen" by new Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus. In his role as Chairman of the RNC's State Chairmen’s Committee, Matt is directing the sharing of ideas and best practices among the nation’s state Republican leaders.
In 2010, Pinnell oversaw the most successful election cycle for Oklahoma Republicans in state history- helping sweep all eight statewide races and expanding majorities in both the state house and senate. During the 2008 election cycle Pinnell served as the "Oklahoma Victory" Director for the McCain-Palin ticket, helping sweep all 77 counties for John McCain. With 65.4% of the vote in OK, it was the highest percentage in the nation.
In 2012, the Oklahoma Republican Party continued to see great success under Pinnell's leadership. Oklahoma--again--won all 77 counties for our Presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and swept all 5 Congressional seats. In addition, Republican voter registration is at an all-time high in the state.
He spent three years in Washington, D.C. in the field of grassroots advocacy and legislative affairs for the American International Auto Dealers Association (AIADA) and the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). Pinnell is a former campaign aide to U.S. Congressman Steve Largent, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, and U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D.. Matt is a graduate of Oral Roberts University, and lives in Tulsa with his wife Lisa and their three children.