Sharon Day was elected Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee on January 14, 2011, and reelected on January 25, 2013. From 2009-2011, she served as RNC Secretary and she has served at the grassroots level of our Party in Florida for more than 20 years.
Sharon, and her late husband Larry, built several businesses in the insurance and marketing industry, creating jobs for hundreds of individuals and families. She has used that private sector success in the political arena working for candidates, committees and groups that believe in the power of small businesses and the free market system.
Sharon has been a member of the Broward County Republican Executive Committee since 1994 and State Committeewoman from Broward County since 1996. She served as Florida’s National Committeewoman to the RNC since 2004, and continues to hold that position today.
During the election recount of 2000, Sharon played an important role by identifying and deploying Republican ballot counters in Broward County to ensure a balanced and transparent review occurred. Following that effort, she was appointed to serve on the Committee for Election Reform for the State of Florida by Governor Jeb Bush.
In 2006, Sharon was elected one of eight members on the Site Selection Committee for the 2008 RNC Convention, where she was also selected as Chairman of the Convention’s Special Events. She was appointed to the Committee on Arrangements for 2008 and was instrumental in getting the 2012 Convention in her home state of Florida.
Among other areas of her community service, Sharon was appointed to the Broward County Housing Authority on which she served as the Chairman and has served as a Commissioner on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women.
During her service to the Republican Party, Sharon has recruited numerous successful candidates and worked closely with party activists and supporters to spread the Republican message of fewer taxes, less spending and more freedom. In addition she has made opening the doors of our party to women and minorities a priority.
Sharon was born in Texas, moved to Indiana, and then settled in Fort Lauderdale Florida when she and her husband sold their business. Sharon has two sons and five grandchildren who are a great source of pride.