The Republican National Committee has announced that Iowa GOP chairman Jeff Kaufmann will head the organization’s Presidential Nominating Process Committee. Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced during the party’s summer meeting in Nashville.

The Presidential Nominating Process Committee is a temporary committee tasked with governing the nomination of the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. The body will have 11 members, with Kaufmann leading as chair.

“It is an honor to chair this committee,” said Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. “It’s important to have a nominating process that allows Republican voters across the country to vet and challenge candidates seeking the Republican nomination for 2024. The nomination process is vital to ensure we put the best candidate on the ticket to take back the White House and stop the disaster we are seeing there right now.”

Kaufmann has been a relentless fighter for Iowa’s first in the nation status, and this appointment signals good news for him preserving it. To put it bluntly, this appointment should show everyone how hard Kaufmann is working to protect Iowa’s status. In addition, this committee appointment shows how much Republicans nationally respect the work Kaufmann is doing and how much they value the state of Iowa and caucusgoer’s role in the process.

This committee will present a proposed calendar to the RNC’s Rules Committee. The Rules Committee will then create a final calendar that all RNC members will vote on.