Libby Klinger is a third year student from Ashland, Virginia. She is majoring in Cognitive Science with a concentration in Computer Science and minoring in Data Analysis. She became interested in Virginia politics after working in the Virginia General Assembly. As President, Libby is responsible for managing and overseeing all initiatives undertaken by the Executive Board, presiding over meetings, and ensuring that our CRs community remains strong.
She is very proud of UVA CRs’ status as the premier College Republican chapter in the Commonwealth and looks forward to the organization progressing even further this year. In her free time, Libby enjoys visiting with her friends and talking about all things Home Depot.
Vice President of Campaigns
Jack Forys is a third year from Hamilton, Virginia. He’s been involved in Republican politics for as long as he can remember, and wants you to be involved in them too. Jack is excited to lead our campaigning effort this year, and can’t wait to get strong conservatives elected across Virginia. When he’s not knocking doors, Jack enjoys watching the New York Giants and Yankees, hitting the tennis courts, and listening to bands like the Arctic Monkeys.
Beyond CRs, Jack is a brother in the Sigma Phi Society and a member of Inter Varsity, the Jefferson Society, and the UVA Economics Club.
Vice President of Operations
Caleb Flowers is a Fourth-Year student originally from Greenville, North Carolina. At UVA, Caleb is a member of the Distinguished Majors program and is composing a research thesis on US State-building practices. He has pervious worked in Campaign Consulting and interned for the Congressional Office of Hon. Greg Murphy, MD. Outside of politics, Caleb enjoys songwriting and performing with his band, running, and being an
active member of Saint Thomas Aquinas University Perish. This year, Caleb is excited for planning and attending myriad new College Republicans social events.
Lauren S. Hale is a third-year in the College of Arts and Sciences from Atlanta, GA. She is planning on majoring in Economics with a double minor in Chinese and Philosophy. Lauren has always had a deep passion for politics and finance. She uses her extensive knowledge of finance and non-profit fundraising to ensure CR’s is able to run efficiently. In her free time, you can find her watching White Collar or attempting to bake a new recipe.
Ian Schwartz is a third-year history major from Front Royal, Virginia. He is a member of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society and also serves on the executive board of the Burke Society. As Secretary, he hopes to grace everyone’s inbox with concise, informative emails. He also plans to foster good relations with other conservative organizations on grounds in order to build a stronger sense of solidarity among conservative students. In his free time you may find
him playing soccer, arguing with Protestants, or patronizing The Virginian (the finest establishment on the Corner).
Director of Communications
Justin Harris is a third year student from Carrollton, Virginia. He is currently a pupil of the School of Architecture and plans to earn his Masters Degree in the field. He became interested in Virginia politics after witnessing the narrow loss of the House in 2019. Justin loves staying informed and involved in politics through CRs. In his role as DOC, he applies his deep knowledge of digital design to create content for the CRs website and social media.
Aly Buckner is a third year majoring in Economics. She’s from Colorado and loves exploring Virginia politics, as well as spreading the conservative voice throughout Grounds. As Outreach Coordinator, she works to spread the word about UVA CRs and increase membership. When she’s not talking about capitalism, Aly enjoys listening to music, watching the Colorado Avalanche, and anything outdoors. She looks forward to a great year with CRs!
Our 2021-2022 Executive Board is composed of seven elected members.
See below to meet our Board.