Horvath began writing for the NFRW in September, ahead of the November midterm elections. She has interviewed and profiled women in Republican politics, including U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., who ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate but was chosen to fill the seat being vacated by Sen. Jon Kyl, who is retiring.
Having grown up in Southwest Virginia, Horvath has called the Tri-Cities home for 15 years. A graduate of Wingate (N.C.) University, she worked in human resources and higher education before dedicating several years to raising her children. She and her husband, Eric, have been married for 21 years and have three daughters, ages 7-16. They are members of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, where Rebecca serves in children’s and youth ministry and teaches Sunday school. She’s also actively involved in her children’s schools and has been writing Community Voices columns for the Johnson City Press for nearly a decade.
Washington County Federated Republican Women President Sharon Boreing nominated Horvath for the position with the NFRW.
Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest and most influential Republican women's group in the nation. The NFRW works to increase the effectiveness and relevance of women in the cause of good government. The organization’s mission is to recruit and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public and inform media.
The Washington County Federated Republican Women are part of the National Federated Republican Women and the Tennessee Federation. The WCFRW was chartered in 1955 as a federated club. Washington County Federated Republican Women meet at 11:30 a.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Carnegie Hotel in Johnson City.
For more information about the NFRW, visit www.nfrw.org.