Board of Directors

Brett Kokinadis

Brett Kokinadis

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Brett is a former candidate for the US House of Representatives, served as First Vice-Chair of the Republican Party of Santa Fe County, and as director of several political action committees. With a thriving passion for bringing impactful ideas to life, Brett has over 23 years of entrepreneurship and executive leadership experience in the telecommunications, software, and finance sectors.

Brett continues to develop new technology-based companies and political initiatives in New Mexico, the United States, and globally. Managing an international payroll, mentoring startups, and helping local entrepreneurs afford Brett a clear understanding of New Mexico’s economic difficulties and solutions.

His companies have been recognized with prestigious awards, including SPROKIT, placing as a GITEX best global tech startup in Dubai, UAE, Amazon Web Services Re: invent Startup partner presenter, a New Mexico’s NMSBA recipient, and more.

Tonja Brandt

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Tonja is a 1987 graduate of Manzano High School and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree in 2012.

As a mother of three adult children, she recognizes the importance of the economic policies and tax structure of New Mexico in keeping young adults in our state. Tonja is a music educator, so she understands the value of a good education. Sound educational policies without the unnecessary and burdensome requirements on teachers is what will help students learn and thrive in our schools. When we can give our children a top-notch education coupled with a fair tax structure New Mexico can become a thriving and desirable place to live and do business in.

Tonja has been a small business owner, a homeschooling mom and a public-school teacher. All these experiences give insight and knowledge into the different and wide-ranging challenges faced by individuals in all walks of life. She is married to New Mexico Senator Craig Brandt.

Joshua Young

Texas State Director
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Joshua is the founder & president of The Republic Capital Management LLC in Austin, TX and an active member of the Austin chapter of the Liberty Leadership Council. Over Mr. Young’s 17 years of experience in the investment industry, he became increasingly concerned with the politicization of investing and consequently corporate America, leading him to create constitutionally responsive investing, an active ownership service for conservative and liberty minded Americans.