Although his party’s nominee, Mitt Romney, failed to win the White House, Reinhold Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, said he wants to renew his term for two more years, and will be a candidate in the January elections.
Two months before his term expires, Priebus, who is of Greek and German descent sent an e-mail to the Republican’s National Committee members to inform them of his plans. Despite Romney’s loss, Priebus is still said to be held in high esteem, according to Greek-American newspapers.
Priebus was born in Dover, New Jersey, the son of Dimitra and Roula Priebus, a former union electrician who works in real estate. He became politically engaged at age 16, volunteering for several campaigns throughout high school. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he majored in English and political science, and joined the Delta Chi fraternity. He graduated cum laude in 1994, and prior to that had been elected to serve as student body president.
After graduation, Priebus served as a clerk for the Wisconsin State Assembly Education Committee. He then enrolled at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida. In 1998, Priebus graduated with a J.D. degree cum laude from the University of Miami after serving as President of the Student Bar .