Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey was officially elected chairman of the Republican Governors Association Thursday during its annual meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz.

“All across America, Republican governors are doing what Washington can't: getting the big things done to move our country forward,”  Christie said during an appearance in Scottsdale. “We’re leading with conviction, making tough decisions and getting the job done in our states. I’m honored to serve as Chairman of the RGA at this important time, and will work tirelessly over the next year to provide our governors and candidates with the resources they need to win.”