Nicholas A. Langworthy, Chairman
Nicholas A. Langworthy was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Erie County Republican Committee on May 5, 2010. He was reelected in September 2010, 2012 and 2014. First elected at 29 years of age, he is the youngest person ever to be elected Chairman of any Political Party in Erie County and one of the youngest Republican County Chairman in the nation.
In his tenure as ECRC Chairman, Langworthy has re-energized and modernized the Republican Party and placed a major emphasis on growing the grassroots of the GOP in the digital age, while sticking to core Republican principles of smaller government, lower taxes and greater personal responsibility.
Since Langworthy was elected Chairman, the Republican Party in Erie County has been growing, winning and leading. In 2013, a Republican majority was elected to the Erie County Legislature for the first time since 1977. His era of Party Leadership has led to great victories including the election of Congressman Chris Collins, County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, County Clerk Chris Jacobs, and the reelection of Sheriff Tim Howard. Chairman Langworthy continues to grow local Republican representation by recruiting strong, taxpayer-focused candidates to serve at the town and village levels of government.
In recent years, Erie County has become the epicenter of New York State Republican politics. Potential statewide candidates usually make a visit with Langworthy at Erie County Republican Headquarters the first stop of their campaign tours. This has led Buffalo News political reporter Bob McCarthy to nickname Langworthy as "The GOP's Young Elder" in his weekly column.
Langworthy's influence and leadership in the community have been independently recognized in Buffalo Business First Magazine's "Power 250" Ranking of Western New York's most influential people in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He was also ranked in City and State Magazine's list of New York State's "Power 100" for 2015.
From a very early age, Langworthy displayed a passion for government and political serve. As a student at Niagara University, he founded a chapter of the College Republicans. He went on to travel across the state recruiting students to start campus chapters and to get involved in national, state and local campaigns during his two terms as Chairman of the New York State College Republicans.
Prior to his service as Chairman, Langworthy worked on the district staff then as campaign manager for Congressman Tom Reynolds. Langworthy went on to serve as District Director for Congressman Chris Lee, helping to ensure Western New Yorkers received the effective representation and constituent service they deserve.
A lifelong Western New Yorker, Langworthy is a 2003 graduate of Niagara University with a Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science. He is a 1999 graduate of Pine Valley Central School in South Dayton, NY. He and his wife Erin reside in Amherst with their daughter, Madeline.