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Lauren Horan


Lauren Horan is a fourth-year from Manakin Sabot, Virginia, majoring in Government and minoring in Spanish. She’s always had a passion for politics; however, her love for conservative politics was enhanced upon having the opportunity to intern on a variety of campaigns. Before serving as President, she led CR’s campaign efforts as Vice President of Campaigns. As President, she’s looking forward to ensuring club operations run smoothly and getting more conservatives involved on Grounds. 


Outside of CRs, you can find Lauren playing lacrosse, hiking, listening to country music, or watching Friends.

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Blake Boudreaux

Vice President of Campaigns

Blake Boudreaux is a third year from Yorktown, Virginia. He is majoring in Politics and has been interested in conservative politics for as long as he can remember. As VPC, he looks forward to getting lots of people involved in campaigning to take back the Virginia senate. Outside of CRs, Blake is a member of RUF and Vice President of the Burke Society. You can find him watching baseball and listening to The Life of Pablo.

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Alexa Mosley

Vice President of Operations

Alexa Mosley is a third-year student from Glen Allen, Virginia, majoring in Foreign Affairs and History. She has always been interested in politics and enjoys the great level of involvement that comes with being in CRs. After serving as DOC last year, she’s excited to take on her new role as Vice President of Operations. She looks forward to bringing speakers to Grounds, planning informative and engaging meetings, and coordinating various social events for the club’s membership. Outside of CRs, you’ll most likely find Alexa at UVA sporting events, watching Succession, or going to the beach. 


Aidan Sheahan


Aidan Sheahan is a fourth year studying political philosophy, politics and law. He is excited to be the 2023 - 2024 CRs Treasurer and is especially looking forward to creating a personalized atmosphere for each club member. In his free time, he enjoys skiing and hiking in the Shenandoah Valley, which is close to his hometown in Harrisonburg!


John Purtill


John Purtill is a fourth year student, majoring in classics and minoring in business. As Secretary, he plans to facilitate smooth communication within the club and promote conservative values throughout grounds. Outside of College Republicans he spends his time with his fraternity Delta Sigma Phi, listening to music, and exploring Charlottesville.


Marie-Clare Matricardi

Director of Communications

Marie-Clare is a third year from Culpeper, Virginia majoring in History and Foreign Affairs.  She has been involved in politics for as long as she can remember and enjoys the political engagement that comes with being a member of UVA College Republicans.  As DOC, Marie-Clare is excited to further improve CR’s online presence and making the social media accounts more engaging and informative.  Outside of CR’s, she serves as Vice President of New Member Education for her sorority, TriSigma, and enjoys playing the piano.

Executive Board

Our 2023-2024 Executive Board is composed of seven elected members.

See below to meet our Board.


Aiden Shirkey

Outreach Coordinator

Aiden Shirkey is a first year from Fairfax Station, Virginia. He plans on Majoring in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law. Throughout his whole life, Aiden has had a passion for promoting and upholding conservative values. He is thankful to be the 2023-2024 CRs Outreach Coordinator and is looking forward to planning unique and engaging activities for the CRs of the past, present, and future. Outside of CRs, Aiden enjoys football, listening to classic rock music, and the outdoors.

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