Robert Brandon McNeily
House District 52

Robert “Bobby” McNeily, a native of Glen Ellyn, IL, is a 2011 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studied voice and classical opera performance. He previously worked in the performing arts industry as an actor and singer. Mr. McNeily currently serves as a Sales Consultant for Supplies on the Fly, a Sysco company. His passion for training the next generation of student leaders was developed during respective professional tenures with TRUTH Social & Turning Point USA, where he regularly hosted regional leadership conferences and summits. In addition to managing Midwest Operations for the TPUSA field program, Mr. McNeily excelled in the areas of VIP outreach and senior communications strategies for both conservative organizations.

Robert is also a professional keynote speaker and emcee where he tackles the idea of combating loneliness with resilience, perseverance, and heart. As a cancer survivor and former Make-A-Wish kid, Mr. McNeily adds a profound authenticity to his message. He willingly shares his life experiences growing up in a single parent household with humor and insight, engaging voters and neighbors in enlightening and deeply moving conversations.

In early 2021, Mr. McNeily decided to make a career change – to journalism and broadcast news. Already familiar with writing stories and even covering politics, he was seeking professional advancement that landed him in Anchorage, Alaska where he hit the pavement as the “City Beat” reporter and weekend anchor. Unfortunately, the dream job was cut short due to a vaccine mandate put into place by Gray Television, an Atlanta based company. He briefly but proudly served at the pleasure of Mayor Dave Bronson’s (Anchorage, AK) administration as a Public Information Officer.

Robert, a “Second City” alumnus, campaigned for (the) Wheaton (IL) City Council in 2017 but fell short in his efforts. Running for local office afforded Mr. McNeily first-hand experience and knowledge of city government and how it impacts the daily lives of residents. Bobby enjoys his community and is an active member of the choir and Knights of Columbus at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, in addition to his current volunteer role as the Press Secretary for the Young Republican National Federation. Robert is a founding member of Christian Professionals of Atlanta.

Why do you align with the Republican Party?

“The forgotten men and women of America will be forgotten no longer. That is the heart of this new movement and the future of the Republican Party. People came to vote, and these people – the media – they said, where are they coming from? What’s going on here? These are hardworking, great, great Americans. These are unbelievable people who have not been treated fairly. Hillary Clinton called them deplorable. They’re not deplorable.”
-President Donald J. Trump

I have been a proud Republican since starting a Teenage Republicans (TARS) Club at my high school alma mater. My attraction to the party came in the form of grassroots activism and common sense principles being applied to Main Street USA. I proudly interned for Congressman Peter Roskam, Congressman Henry Hyde’s protege, in college. Both men advocated for free market capitalism, the pro-life cause, and a strong national defense. Finding solace in the writings and commentaries of Buckley, Friedman, Goldwater, (Ron) Paul, Reagan, and Sowell (among others) gave me grounding and purpose at my college alma mater serving as a student senator and as President of the UIUC College Republicans during the beginnings of Obama’s rise to prominence. I have been proud to hold service positions in the Young Republicans, at the precinct committeeman level, and even as an IL 6th CD Delegate for Rand Paul in 2016.

What are your top three reasons for running for office as a Republican?

1) I want to keep government overreach out of Georgia residents’ lives. Ideally repealing the state income tax.
2) Free speech and fair elections are the cornerstone of our Republic. We must preserve the
integrity of elections.
3) Promoting a culture of life from conception until natural death. This includes finding health
care solutions so costs are not so high for patients and their families.
4) I have many more items to discuss but I’m deeply concerned with the rising influence of the
Chinese Communist Party and how that can harm Georgia in the future.

Thank you for considering my candidacy. I’m deeply honored.

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