Michael Steele is the founder of the Republican Leadership Council, a fiscally conservative and socially inclusive political action committee. He made a name for himself when he became the first African-American chairman of the Republican National Committee. He was also the first African-American to be chair of any state Republican Party.
2. Dr. Ada M. Fisher
Dr. Fisher Ada M. Fisher is a retired physician from Salisbury, North Carolina and a frequent Republican candidate for office. Dr. Ada M. Fisher was elected as the Republican National Committeewoman from North Carolina in June of 2008, and reelected in 2012 thereby being the first black woman to serve in this position.
Shannon Reeves holds the distinction of being the only person to serve four consecutive terms as President of the Oakland, CA branch of the NAACP. He is also the only person ever to serve simultaneously as an elected NAACP President and an elected officer of the California Republican Party (he served as Secretary of the California Republican Party.
4. Clarence Thomas
Honorable Clarence Thomas is only the second African-American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, the Honorable Clarence Thomas is arguably one of the most conservative Republicans in government.
5. Patricia Funderburk Ware
Patricia Funderburk Ware served as a Presidential Appointee in both the George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush Administrations as Director of the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs; Executive Director of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Health, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, respectively.
6. Herman Cain
Herman Cain went from a self-made millionaire and business-savvy tycoon to a presidential candidate. He is an author, business executive, radio host, syndicated columnist, and Tea Party activist from Georgia. He was a candidate for the 2012 U.S. Republican Party presidential nomination.
7. Timothy “Tim” Scott
Timothy Eugene “Tim” Scott is the junior United States Senator for South Carolina. A Republican, he joined the Senate in 2013 when South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley named him to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jim DeMint.