We are pleased to announce that Congressman Lee Zeldin will also be joining us to speak at our event! 

Lee Zeldin is a former United States Congressman, representing New York’s First Congressional District from 2015-2023. Most recently, Zeldin sent shockwaves across the nation after nearly winning the New York Gubernatorial campaign as a Republican, receiving more votes than any Republican statewide since Nelson Rockefeller 52 years earlier. With Lee running strong at the top of the ticket, Republicans were able to flip several suburban House districts across the state which resulted in a Republican majority in the House of Representatives.

Congressman Lee Zeldin grew up in Suffolk County, New York, where he graduated from William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach. Congressman Zeldin graduated from the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY) and then Albany Law School. At just 23 years old, Lee Zeldin was sworn into the New York State Bar, making him the youngest attorney in the state.

Lee Zeldin spent four years on Active Duty with the U.S. Army after completing ROTC, and served in different capacities, including as a Military Intelligence Officer, Prosecutor, and Military Magistrate. In the summer of 2006, while assigned to the Army’s elite 82nd Airborne Division, Zeldin deployed to Iraq with an infantry battalion of fellow paratroopers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He still serves to this day as a Lieutenant Colonel in his 21st year in the United States military.

In 2010, Lee Zeldin was elected to the New York State Senate. As a State Senator, Congressman Zeldin led the successful effort to repeal the MTA Payroll Tax for 80 percent of employers, a job killing tax that was hurting New York’s small businesses. He also created the PFC Joseph Dwyer Program, a peer-to-peer counseling program for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); the program quickly expanded across New York.

Following four years in the State Senate, Lee Zeldin was elected to Congress in 2014 where he served eight years on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and six years on the House Financial Services Committee. As one of two Jewish Republicans in Congress, Representative Zeldin was a co-chairman of the House Republican Israel Caucus, which had over 100 members. He championed many important local priorities for his district, including the successful effort to save Plum Island, a large number of Army Corps of Engineers projects, and a $2 billion Electron Ion Collider he was able to steer to Brookhaven National Lab. He quickly became a prominent and outspoken national voice on U.S. foreign policy, border security, military affairs, combating antisemitism, and much more.

In the ensuing months after finishing his four terms in Congress, Zeldin created and is the Chairman of a new charity called Zeldin Cares, joined the Board of the Republican Jewish Coalition, and founded Zeldin Strategies, where he serves as CEO. He otherwise remains active in public service, traveling the state and country to deliver speeches, frequently participating in media interviews, and growing the Republican Party through his Leadership America Needs PAC.

Lee currently resides in his hometown of Shirley with his wife, Diana, and their twin daughters, Mikayla and Arianna.

RPBC is honored to welcome Congressman Lee Zeldin to Brown County!


Brandon Straka, a former liberal, is the founder of The #WalkAway Campaign, a true grassroots movement, dedicated to providing a place to share #WalkAway testimonials and personal journeys to freedom. It is inspiring, exciting, heart-wrenching, and extraordinary to watch and read the stories of the individuals who no longer accept the current ideology of the political left, what it has become, and are now bravely sharing their stories with the world.

The #WalkAway Campaign encourages and supports those on the Left to walk away from the divisive tenets endorsed and mandated by the Democratic Party of today. Today’s leftist pseudo-liberalism is more committed to expanding the scope of government and pushing us into collectivism.

The Democratic Party of today has adopted a destructive belief system, separating people into groups based on identity and organizing them into camps of victims and oppressors. If you are a person of color, an LGBT person, a woman, or an American immigrant; the Democratic Party wants you to know that you are a victim and destined to stay that way. #WalkAway is the movement fighting back against Democrat exploitation of minority communities.

The Left has become so extreme and relentless that it is now the time for us to stand up and defend the inherent goodness of America and her people.

WE ARE ALL AMERICANS, and we will not surrender our country.

Check out Brandon's website, #WalkAway Campaign.

RPBC is honored and excited to host Brandon at our Lincoln Reagan Dinner to share his story and the stories of many more who #WalkAway!

If you would like to be put on the "Wait List" please email: [email protected]

March 16, 2024 at 5:00pm - 10pm
Stadium View Event Center
1963 Holmgren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
United States
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