|Reince Priebus (Rhymes with pints, PREE-bus) , born March 18, 1972 of Greek and German descent was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He attended Pleasant Prairie Elementary School and graduated from George Nelson Tremper High School in 1990.|
Education, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he was president of the student body. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) cum laude 1994.
From 1993-95, he worked as a legislative assistant to two state representatives and one state senator.
Before entering law school, Mr. Priebus worked in the Wisconsin legislature as the Committee Clerk for the State Assembly Education Committee. During that time, Mr. Priebus also served as the Committee Clerk for the State Assembly Education Committee. During law school, Mr. Priebus clerked for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in Los Angeles, California.
University of Miami School of Law Juris Doctor (J.D.) cum laude 1998. Copy Editor for the Res Ipsa Loquitur, the Bi-Weekly Journal of the University of Miami School of Law, president of the Student Bar Association and a member of the Miami Business Law Review,
Bar Admissions, Wisconsin, 1998. Court Admissions, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin.
In 2004, in his first bid for public office, Priebus unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Robert Wirch for a seat in the Wisconsin Senate.
Reince Priebus is a partner at Best & Friedrich LLP Litigation Practice Group, Co-Chair of the Construction Group and Government and Public Policy Group. Currently, Mr. Priebus handles all aspects of corporate litigation.
Since joining the firm in 1998, he has successfully litigated or participated in over 250 matters pending before circuit, appellate, and federal courts, representing privately and publicly held businesses, financial institutions, and governmental and quasi-governmental entities.
|Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party, is running for RNC Chairman.||Priebus was elected Wisconsin state GOP party chair in 2007, the youngest person ever elected to that position. In 2010 he oversaw a banner election year for Republicans in Wisconsin and is a close friend and political adviser to Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Ron Johnson, In 2009, he became general counsel of the RNC under chairman Michael Steele. He resigned the post in December to launch his own bid for the chairmanship.|
|Reince Priebus RNC Chairman's Acceptance Speech||On January 14, 2011 Preibus was elected chairman of the Republican Party after seven rounds of voting at the RNC's winter meeting, held this week at the Gaylord National Hotel just outside Washington, over four other candidates - including former Bush administration official Maria Cino, former Missouri GOP Chairwoman Ann Wagner and Michigan National Committeeman Saul Anuzis and outgoing chairman Michael Steele.|
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