February 5, 2019
Alexandria, VA – The National Republican Redistricting Trust announced today that veteran Republican operative, Mary Ellis Finnerty, will serve as the group’s finance director. The NRRT was formed in 2017 and serves as the central resource to coordinate and collaborate with Republicans on a 50-state redistricting effort, focusing on the party’s legal and data needs ahead of the 2020 redistricting process.
Adam Kincaid, Executive Director of the NRRT, said, “The NRRT is thrilled to have Mary Ellis join us at this critical moment in our preparations for the next round of redistricting. While Democrats continue to pursue an aggressive litigation strategy to achieve through the courts what they couldn’t with voters we’re fighting back and laying the groundwork for 2021. Adding Mary Ellis to our team helps us take our fundraising operation to the next level.”
Guy Harrison, Senior Adviser to the NRRT, said, “Mary Ellis Finnerty is one of the best finance consultants in the Republican Party. We are excited to have her lend her expertise to the National Republican Redistricting Trust as we prepare for the 2020 redistricting process.”
Mary Ellis Finnerty said, “I am honored to be named finance director of the National Republican Redistricting Trust. We have a tall task ahead of us as we work to raise the resources needed to stop Democrats from implementing their unfair and unconstitutional redistricting schemes. I look forward to ensuring the NRRT has the resources needed to engage wherever we are needed across the country.”
The NRRT, a legal trust, was formed to coordinate a 50-state redistricting strategy with an emphasis on legal action and data collection.
About Mary Ellis Finnerty, NRRT Finance Director
Mary Ellis Finnerty is a ten-year veteran of national political committees including the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC).
Most recently, Mary Ellis served as the Director of Events and Senate Liaison for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) from 2015 – 2019. In that role, she was responsible for managing the committee’s large-scale retreats as well as each Senator’s political involvement.
Prior to the NRSC, Mary Ellis worked for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) from 2009 – 2015. First serving as the Administrative Assistant, then as the Assistant to the Executive Director, next as the Director of Member Giving and finally as a Deputy Finance Director. Her primary responsibility during her time at the NRCC was to work with Members of Congress and their Chiefs of Staff on each Member’s fundraising efforts and committee participation.
She began her career in politics proudly interning for her hometown Senator, Roger Wicker (MS) after graduating from college in 2008.
Mary Ellis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the University of Mississippi and is a native of Tupelo, Mississippi.