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Carly Tomaine

Carly Tomaine

Director of The Jay Henges Center for Youth Leadership
Campus Leadership Program | Youth Leadership


Carly Tomaine is the Director of the Jay Henges Center for Youth Leadership at Leadership Institute. In this position, she leads a team that travels across the country to train conservative activists on how to effectively run a youth campaign, run for student government, and win for candidates and causes of their choice.

Previously serving as Director of LI's Flagship school, the Youth Leadeship School, she held the largest YLS to date at 285 students in Arlington, VA in July 2022.

During the fall semester of 2019, Carly served as the Leadership Institute’s Pennsylvania Field Representative in the Campus Leadership Program. She traveled across the Commonwealth and successfully started 15 new groups on campus, and collected over 2300 new conservative student contacts.

In 2018, Carly served as the Grassroots Director for the Dan Meuser for Congress Campaign in Pennsylvania. She successfully organized volunteers that made over 100,000 phone calls and knocked over 10,000 doors. Later that year, she worked as a Field Organizer for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County, PA.

As a high school senior Carly interned on the Donald J. Trump for President Inc. Campaign in 2016, in the Northeast Pennsylvania headquarters.

Carly currently serves on Pennsylvania Republican State Committee for Lackawanna County.

Originally from Scranton, Carly is a graduate of Misericordia University with a B.S. in Government, Law, and National Security and Business Management.

Contact Carly about Youth Leadership Workshop at American Village