Meghan Reckling became Chair of the Livingston County Republican Party (LCRP) in January of 2019 and serves as Chief of Staff to State Senator Lana Theis, the Assistant President Pro Tempore of the Michigan State Senate.
Prior to becoming the Chair of the LCRP, Reckling served as their Finance Chair and Website Chair along with serving on the Executive Committee. Reckling first began her career in politics at the age of eight with her Dad when he would take her out on the road to help put up yard signs for the local Sheriff’s race. In the late 1990s during high school, she became the Secretary and then Vice-Chair of the then Livingston County TeenAge Republicans. She attended Michigan State University studying Political Science. She has worked in the Michigan Legislature for over 15 years and currently owns Victory Graphics and Consulting, LLC. along with MMasonDesigns, LLC.
She is the proud wife to her husband Mark, who served over 15 years as a law enforcement officer. Together they reside in Handy Township and have two young children.
Joseph Riker became Vice-Chair of the Livingston County Republican Party (LCRP) in January of 2019 and is also the current Clerk of Brighton Charter Township.
Joseph served in the United States Army from 2004-2007, serving in the 3rd Brigade Infantry Division 2/3 Stryker Battalion. Following his service in the U.S. Army, Joe joined the U.S. Navy where he served from 2008-2013. Joseph has dedicated his time in Livingston County to improving the lives of our neighbors and fellow residents. He proudly Chairs the Livingston County Veterans Affairs Committee, is a former member of the Livingston County Health and Human Services Committee and also serves as a founding member of Livingston County Vet Fest - the largest veteran's event in the Mid-Michigan area.
Prior to his appointed, Riker served as District Liasion and Veteran's Affairs Specialist for Congressman Mike Bishop along with serving as an Executive Committee member for the Livingston County Republican Party.
Mitchell Zajac became the Secretary of the Livingston County Republican Party (LCRP) in September of 2019 and serves as the Secretary of the Michigan 8th Congressional Republican District since February of 2018.
Mitchell is an associate and registered patent attorney working for Butzel Long in Detroit, MI focusing his practice in the area of automotive,intellectual property (IP), compliance, and international trade. He attended WMU-Cooley after graduating from Western Michigan University with a Bachelors’ degrees in Mechanical Engineering and German, and a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering. He was a Rhodes Scholar finalist in 2012; interned for Congressman Fred Upton, and was a four-year starter on the Division 1 football team at WMU. Mitchell is also completing his Master’s degree in Corporate Law and Finance.
He currently resides in Marion Township and coaches high school football in Howell. He also serves as an adjunct professor and curriculum coordinator for the engineering project management graduate programs at Trine University; serves on the WMU Lee Honors College Board; and, volunteers as a Challenge Master for Destination Imagination – a creative problem-solving program for kids around the world.
Daniel Schifko became Treasurer of the Livingston County Republican Party (LCRP) in January of 2017. He is currently a member of the Brighton Township Planning Commission and serves on the board of the Home Builders Association of Livingston County.
Daniel has been a resident of Brighton Township since 1978. After turning 18 years old in the late 1970s and acquiring the right to vote he studied where each party stood in regards to Life, he knew he could only ever be a Republican. As he continued to learn more about our country's Constitution and Constitutional issues his decision was re-affirmed.
Daniel has been employed in the construction industry since the age of 15, starting out working for his father and Uncles during summer vacation as a laborer to currently building custom homes. Daniel and his wife, Lisa, have five children, two grandchildren, and a small farm full of animals.
Timothy Kandow became the Youth Vice-Chair of the Livingston County Republican Party (LCRP) in January of 2019. He also serves as the Chair of the Livingston County Young Republicans.
Timothy grew up in Marion Township, where he currently resides. He is attending [college] studying [field]. Timothy interned in the Michigan House of Representatives with Representative Eric Leutheuser (R-Hillsdale) and is currently working as an intern in the Office of Senator Lana Theis (R-Brighton).