Yuri Vanetik

Political Involvement

Yuri Vanetik has taken on numerous financial leadership roles in American politics, and has proven to be a formidable political coalition builder over the years.

He has over 17 years of experience working in local, state, and national politics and policy, and has help prominent leadership positions in both state and federal government. He has participated in leadership and contributed to political campaigns and PACs, and held advisory positions for some of America’s most prominent leaders.

Yuri Vanetk has served as State of California Co-Chair for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Campaign, and as All American Vice Chair for Rudy Giulani Presidential Campaign. Additionally, Yuri was in the state finance leadership for the late Senator John McCain’s Presidential Campaign, and was also a member of Senator McCain’s Kitchen Cabinet. He led finance and leadership teams for numerous political campaigns, including that of Meg Whitman’s race for Governor, Mitt Romney’s political finance team, and many others.

Yuri Vanetik has been appointed to several office, including Homeland Security Council for Region I, and was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to servce on the California Criminal Justice Council and as the California Lottery Commissioner. He is not only active in these specific offices and positions, but also within the Republican Party in general as an active member of some of the most important GOP organizations. Yuri’s financial leadership positions include with the Republican National Committee, Republican Governors Association, and National Republican Congressional Committee.

A major proponent of the free market, Yuri Vanetik supports common sense policies predicated on libertarian ideals. When it comes to business and economics, he believes in the implementation of strategies that provide opportunity for people to take control of their own futures and careers, while not relying too heavily on the government for support. He believes in cultivating the best talent from both the United States and abroad, and in providing stable opportunities for immigrants who are highly skilled. Highly skilled employees enhance the businesses for which they work, and thereby create collateral benefits for every participant in the US economy.

Yuri Vanetik is a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute and serves on the national board of Gen Next and the Gen Next Foundation. In 2008, he joined the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, where he currently serves on the Executive Committee. The same year, he was also appointed to the Advisory board of UC Irvine’s Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (CUSA). He is also on the Political Committee of the New Majority.