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PAGOP Hires Isley As Director of Communications and Special Projects

The Pennsylvania Republican Party announced a new addition to its staff on Wednesday afternoon.

The PAGOP sent out a press release announcing Kaytee Isley as the Director of Communications and Special Projects for the state party. The release described Isley’s duties as being responsible for “managing the party’s internal and external communications and spearheading special projects.”

“We are excited to bring Kaytee’s voice into the fold and look forward to her communications and political expertise to further the conservative movement and elect Republican leaders,” said Lawrence Tabas, Chairman of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania.

Isley, a central-PA native, most recently served as Chief of Staff to Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) before accepting this role with the state party. 

The release from the PAGOP lauds her “half decade of experience in the political arena,” and pointed to her role being an opinion writer for the Harrisburg Patriot-News during the 2016 election, and producing content from a female millennial Republican perspective for the paper.  Isley also was a regular contributor to several online media outlets and podcasts, including NRA News, and was a Senior Advocate for Young Voices out of Washington D.C. 

Since Lawrence Tabas was elected chair of the state party in July 2019, he’s brought in a number of new people to roles within the PAGOP. Some of the hires under Tabas over the past year include naming Calvin Tucker as the Director of Engagement and Advancement, Vonne Andring to serve as the Senior Advisor for the Pennsylvania Republican Party, Lycoming County attorney Denie Dieter for the newly created “Compliance Officer” position, Gerry Wosewick as PAGOP Executive Director, Armstrong County GOP Chair Mike Baker as the PAGOP Treasurer, and former Lt. Governor candidate Jeff Bartos as PAGOP Finance Committee Chairman.

11 Responses

  1. The Party, as many see it, has a great lineup in the row offices but only one clear shot at taking a one of those seats.

    The Auditor General slot does not have an incumbent like Attorney General and Treasurer and the Republican candidate is vastly more qualified.

    His opponent is running just to get elected and has by all accounts no experience in this space.

    Will the R’s, with their Party apparatus; see the opportunity??

  2. “managing the party’s internal and external communications and spearheading special projects.”

    I hope this means that she explains to the PA GOP men that they shouldn’t send dick-pics to women.

    I found this to be an odd phrasing: PA GOP lauds her “half decade of experience in the political arena,”

    Do they think that it sounds better than five years of experience?

    In 2016 she was: “producing content from a female millennial Republican perspective”

    Is this perspective to regress from the progress on human and environmental rights being pushed by the other millennials?

    What is the Republican party offering to young women?
    — No access to abortion.
    — No health coverage for birth control.
    — Trying to repeal Title IX.
    — Opposing equal pay for women.

    Hmm.. hard to figure out why the GOP is polling so badly with women.

  3. It’s like the island of misfit toys but Lawrence Tabas’s nose isn’t bright enough to lead anyone anywhere.

  4. The rumors about Greg Rothman must be true. Heard he is in hot water in several Houses.

    1. If those rumors are similar to the ones about Dan Laughlin, then yes, they are true.

  5. Kaytee is a real political juggernaut, finishing 5th out of 6 candidates for Delegate to the Republican National Convention in the 10th Congressional District in June

  6. This is a fantastic hire, Kaytee is incredibly gifted and will do well in this assignment.

  7. GOP hires new janitor and PoliticsPA heralds inclusivity with banner headlines.

    Now you know why PoliticsPA is blocking me.

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