Meet Our Leadership Team
The Legacy Republican Alliance (LRA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the presence and engagement of Black Americans and the African diaspora in the Republican Party and in our nation’s political system. The LRA is a direct reflection of the Republican Party’s founding principles of empowering Black Americans in our nation’s political system. We will work to keep the Black community informed through political education and provide resources for Black Republicans who seek elected office at all levels of government. The LRA is vested in upholding and honoring the tremendous work, sacrifices and commitments of Black Republicans throughout the United States. The mission of the LRA is to:
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Corrin Rankin is a conservative thought leader and President of the Legacy Republican Alliance. A native of Redwood City, California, Corrin served as chairwoman of the California Bail Agents Association for two years and as a member of CBAA in various capacities for over 15 years. A former business owner, Rankin served as the statewide director for African-American’s for Trump in 2016 and as a national media surrogate, delegate and deputy whip to the Republican National Committee in Cleveland. She formed the Legacy Republican Alliance to foster Black conservative leadership and to provide the Black Community with a means to meaningfully impact their government and the political landscape.
Roxanne Beckford Hoge
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Roxanne Beckford is an actor, entrepreneur and former candidate for California State Assembly. Since emigrating from Jamaica in the late 70’s, Roxanne has enjoyed a successful acting career that has spanned over 20 years, with official credits for her work on over 50 reputable television series and shows. Roxanne holds a degree in psychology from Davidson College and is a proud wife and mother of four wonderful children. She currently resides in Southern California.
Taylor Brown is an up-and-coming conservative political thought leader and campaign operative who is interested in tax, education, and workforce development policy. Currently, she works as an account executive at political consulting firm Meridian Pacific Inc., where she focuses on coalition development and grassroots organizing for statewide ballot measures. Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in political science/public service from the University of California, Riverside, where she was a recipient of the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year award as an accomplished Division I sprinter. Upon graduating from university, Taylor spent nine months in the City of Los Angeles as a member of the highly competitive and selective Coro Fellowship Program in Public Affairs, which prepares diverse groups of individuals to deal creatively and effectively with the challenges of democratic governance.
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Micah Grant is a is a veteran communications professional who has worked in both houses of the California Legislature as a consultant and has experience managing campaigns for local office. He currently serves as a Vice President at Mercury Public Affairs in Sacramento. Prior to Mercury, Micah served as press secretary to Board of Equalization Chair George Runner, where he focused on taxpayer outreach and education. While in the Legislature, he served as a consultant to Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff, focusing on ethnic media outreach and education reform. His other experience includes serving as Deputy Communications Director for the California Republican Party. Micah is a member of the Natomas Unified School District Board of Trustees and is a Board Member for California Black Media (CBM). Micah is a native of South Central Los Angeles and holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Phoenix
Rev. Dwight Williams
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Reverend Dwight Williams is an established religious leader and activist who is deeply involved in the Stockton community. Williams has served as local pastor for more than 30 years, and for 10 years as president of the New Genesis Housing Development Corporation, a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to community development and improving lives. Currently, Williams serves as a member of the San Joaquin County Commission on Aging and as chairman of the San Joaquin County Republican Party. Williams also has experience as a search engine optimization and business consultant. As a Legacy Republican Alliance member, Reverend Williams seeks to implement policies at the local, state and federal levels that improve the economy, reduce homelessness, and increase religious freedom.
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Jonathan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University with distinguished honors in 2011. He went on to graduate from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2016. As a law student, Jonathan not only clerked for Fried & Williams LLP, but for Wells Fargo’s Legal Group, working on issues pertaining to estate planning, residential and commercial real estate transactions, and financial services.
Prior to his legal career, Jonathan worked as professional policy staff for the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Financial Services, from 2011-2013. As professional policy staff, Jonathan managed policy portfolios on housing and oversight issues for the Committee Chairman, and conducted strategy to facilitate the passage of housing reform legislation in the 112th Congress. From 2009 – 2011, Jonathan worked as a congressional intern for several offices in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, including Congressman Donald Manzullo.
Beyond this, Jonathan regularly contributes opinion columns in newspapers circulated throughout the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Mateo Daily Journal.
Jonathan is also a cabinet member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Gamma Chi Lambda Chapter.