Sen. Cruz Names South Carolina’s LaDonna Ryggs Senior Advisor to PAC

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today named LaDonna Ryggs of the Upstate, South Carolina senior advisor to his Jobs, Growth, and Freedom PAC, effective immediately.

“LaDonna’s years of grassroots outreach in South Carolina have been invaluable to the state’s conservative movement and will be invaluable to our team,” said Sen. Cruz. “I am honored to have her join us as we continue working to energize conservatives across this country and bring meaningful change to Washington. She will be a tremendous asset to that effort.”

“I am thrilled to come on board Team Cruz,” Ryggs said. “The stakes could not be higher. It is an incredible honor to work with a man who not only talks the talk, but has the consistent, conservative record to prove he walks the walk.”

Ryggs has served in numerous leadership capacities in the Republican Party for the last 15 years. She is the immediate past chairman of the Spartanburg County Republican Party, having served two terms, including a presidential cycle, and was Spartanburg’s State Committeeman prior to her chairmanship. During her eight-year tenure on the South Carolina Republican Party’s executive committee, Ryggs was twice elected delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2008 and 2012. In 2011, Ryggs was one of three South Carolinians named to Politico’s “50 Politicos to Watch.”

Additionally she is a former state president of the South Carolina Federation of Republican Women, overseeing a tenure where membership doubled. Ryggs also served as a member-at-large to the National Federation of Republican Women, one of four South Carolinians to have served on their executive committee. Ryggs earned her bachelors and masters degrees in Communications from Bob Jones University. She and her husband, Robert, reside in Greer, South Carolina, and have two grown children and grandchildren.