Reinhold Reince Priebus ( born March 18, 1972 in Dover, New Jersey ) is an American politician of the Republican Party. He was elected in January 2011 as Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Priebus grew up in Kenosha on in the state of Wisconsin. During his time at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, he was president of the student council. His law degree he made in 1998 at the University of Miami School of Law. In 2007 he was elected chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. In January 2011, he broke Michael Steele on as chairman of the Republican National Committee. He was the seventh ballot unite 97 of 168 votes in and achieved the absolute majority over its competitors Saul Anuzis and Maria Cino. In January 2013 he was confirmed without an opposing candidate for another two years in office.
Priebus is married and has two children.
Priebus criticized Obama's budget policies, calling them " reckless ". He wants to stop, especially the debt increase.