Representative John Landon of Ankeny was named an Emerging Leader by national Republican campaign group, GOPAC, on Monday.
Landon, received the designation from GOPAC, a Washington, D.C. group that works to elect Republicans around the country. As an Emerging Leader, Landon will take part in a year-long coaching and development program and attend a summit in New York in June.
He was nominated by a GOPAC advisory board based on his “potential and ability to have an impact in (his) state and the Republican Party,” according to a news release.
“Once again, this year’s emerging leaders represent the brightest up and coming leaders from states across the country,” GOPAC Chairman Frank Donatelli said in a statement. “The Emerging Leader program ensures the Republican Party has a deep bench of prepared and tested leaders.”
Landon is one of 21 lawmakers from across the country to be named to the prestigious list.
In addition, Representative Walt Rogers was named an honory Co-Chair for the Emerging Leaders Summit in New York. Rep. Rogers had also been named as an Emerging Leader in the past.
According to GOPAC’s website, they are dedicated to educating and electing a new generation of Republican leaders. They search the ranks of state and local governments for promising Republican leaders and give them the education and financial support they need to lead America.