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R. Clarke Cooper
Executive Director, Log Cabin Republicans
R. Clarke Cooper, an Eagle Scout, decorated Army combat veteran, and former diplomat, was elected Executive Director of Log Cabin Republicans in 2010. Log Cabin Republicans works to build a stronger, more inclusive Republican Party by promoting core conservative values while advocating for the freedom and equality of gay and lesbian Americans. The 30-year-old conservative organization has state and local chapters nationwide, a full-time office in Washington, D.C., a federal political action committee, and state political action committees.
Clarke served both terms of the George W. Bush administration, where his last diplomatic posting was as a Delegate to the United Nations and Alternative Representative to the United Nations Security Council, where he sought to bring about greater transparency and accountability to the international body. Clarke resides in Washington, D.C. where he remains an Army Reserve officer. He also serves on the Republican National Committee Finance Committee and is an at-large member of the District of Columbia Republican Committee.