YCT Class of 2020 Hiring Successes

Spotlight / September 1, 2020
Since the very beginning of my tenure as the Executive Director of the Young Conservatives of Texas, one of our top goals has been to ensure that YCT alumni graduate job-ready into positions that fit both their skillset and career aspirations.

 Thanks to supporters like you, YCT is able to equip these future conservative leaders with the skills they need to fill shovel ready jobs inside of the Conservative Movement.

  As we all know, the Conservative Movement can no longer afford to guess when it comes to hiring decisions. YCT exists to erase that guessing game and provide the fuel that preserves the torch of freedom. The following YCT Class of 2020 graduates are now taking their first steps in what are hopefully bright, powerful, strong and long careers. Once again, this would not be possible without supporters like you.


Isaiah Mitchell, of Trinity University, has accepted a position as a writer with The Texan. Founded in 2019, the Texan is a subscriber-supported publication intent on providing the people of Texas with fair and balanced news. I had the distinct pleasure of recruiting Isaiah into YCT at Trinity University way back in 2016 and I look forward to all that he will accomplish.

 Harold Holdridge, of Texas State, has accepted a position with the Leadership Institute. Founded in 1979 by a living legend, Morton Blackwell, LI provides essential training to conservative activists, candidates, and many others.

 Liz Slezak, of the University of Houston, has accepted a position with the Tony Tinderholt campaign as a field representative. Tony Tinderholt is a representative of the 94th House District of Texas. Tied for the most conservative of the Texas House, Rep. Tinderholt has a career rating of 97 from YCT.

 Stefan Fitting, of Baylor University, has accepted a position with the Bell County GOP as a field organizer. Bell County is home to Killeen, Texas and is located midway between Austin and Waco.

 Additionally, two YCT’ers will be attending their first year of law school this fall. Nick Ciggelakis of Texas A&M will be attending Arkansas Law School. Sebastian Quaid of Texas State will be attending South Texas School of Law.

  Despite a shortened tenure, YCT’s Class of 2020 left their mark on college campuses and I look forward to all that they will do in their careers. Each one of these alumni is uniquely positioned to have a long-lasting effect on the very future of the Conservative Movement in Texas. I have no doubt that they will make their impact felt in a short period of time. In Liberty, Manfred Wendt Executive Director Young Conservatives of Texas