Richie Alicea

Richie Alicea

Title: Assistant Lecturer
Dept/Program: Political Science
Office: Olin Hall 201
Phone: 330-972-6291


Richie Alicea is a veteran of Republican and independent campaigns and causes, with over 15 years of experience in nearly every campaign role. His experience in digital politics is extensive, having held leadership roles on Evan McMullin’s 2016 independent campaign for president and dozens of U.S. Senate, House, and gubernatorial races.

In 2018, he led the digital advertising and engagement strategy for multiple independent efforts throughout the nation, including the U.S. Senate campaigns of Neal Simon (MD) and Craig O’Dear (MO), and multiple PACs and IEs including A Hopeful America (MA), Unite Alaska, Alaskans Opposing Dunleavy, and Alaskans.VOTE (AK), and Unite America.

Notable roles in the 2020 cycle include serving as Digital Director for Joe Walsh's presidential campaign and his role as Digital Director at Stand Up Republic, a 501(c)(4) organization focused on mobilizing a national, cross-partisan constituency to defend and strengthen American democracy.

Richie holds master’s degrees in Elections and Campaign Management from Fordham University and in Urban Planning from Hunter College.