And the winner is…

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) firmly believes that technology and innovation can change the way we approach policymaking — and that’s the inspiration behind the annual Digital Challenge. As she frequently says, Congress is now shifting as an institution by listening and responding to citizens in real time on their preferred digital platforms. Using the latest engagement tools and innovations is how we become positive disruptors of the status quo.

For this year’s Digital Challenge, as Roll Call reports, House Republicans had from September 12 until October 2 to drive traffic to FairandSimple.gop to promote our vision for pro-growth tax reform. Chair McMorris Rodgers’s office provided training with Google Analytics, and then members used unique methods, including social media, graphics, and blog posts, to direct people to the site. Each of the winners brought roughly 20,000 visitors.  

So, who won?

The results are in, and Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) took the top prize in this year’s Digital Challenge! In second place, Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS). And in third place, Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA).

“Tax reform is our top priority because it will help create jobs, grow our economy, and put more money in the pockets of hard-working taxpayers,” said Rep. Stivers to Roll Call. “I saw this as a great opportunity to communicate with my constituents about how tax reform can help all Americans — individuals, families, and businesses…I encourage everyone to continue learning more about the exciting framework released last week at fairandsimple.gop”

Rep. Carter: “First of all, my staff and I like to win. Second, we were motivated to do well in this challenge because the subject is something that is very important to residents in the First District of Georgia. I truly believe we need tax reform, and this was a fun way to share our plan with constituents and get their important feedback.”

But wait, there’s more!

Bummed you weren’t in the top three? We’re in the middle of a bonus round, so there’s still time to win steak knives of your own.

CLICK HERE to read the full recap and learn more about the 2017 Digital Challenge