Michael Whatley

Originally from Watauga County, North Carolina, Michael Whatley serves as the Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party after his election at the 2019 NCGOP State Convention. He earned a History degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Masters in Religion from Wake Forest University before graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 1997 with both a law degree and Masters in Theology. Whatley served as a federal law clerk, senior official in the George W. Bush Administration and as the Chief of Staff for US Senator Elizabeth Dole, R-NC.