Chandler Thornton is the National Chairman of the College Republican National Committee (CRNC).

Prior to being elected in 2017, he served as Northeast Regional Vice Chairman during the 2016 cycle, and Chairman of the D.C. Federation of College Republicans during the 2014 cycle.

Chandler is a proud graduate of American University, where he earned an M.P.A. with concentrations in public management and applied politics and B.A. in political science.

He received the Catheryn Seckler-Hudson Award for the graduate who best exemplified qualities of character and achievement.

Chandler was born and raised in Frederick, Maryland, and is an avid DC and Baltimore sports fan.