Rafael Bejar is the Texas State Director. A veteran political operative, Rafa brings 25 years of knowledge, passion and experience in promoting democracy and the principles of good governance to the LIBRE team. He served in numerous positions in politics including as Press Secretary to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R, FL-18), Director of Hispanic Coalitions for the Republican National Committee and Director of Hispanic Outreach for the McCain 2008 presidential campaign.
As a former legislative assistant with the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, Rafa belives that "all politics is local." He has extensive experience as a political strategist on federal, state and local campaigns and having served as an Executive Committeeman for the Republican Party of Miami-Dade County. Later, he was elected as Chairman of the Arlington County, Virginia Republican Executive Committee. The first Hispanic to hold such a position in the history of the Republican Party of Virginia.