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August 6, 2008
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RNC CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCES OFFICERS FOR THE 2008
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
WASHINGTON – Republican National
Committee (RNC) Chairman
Robert M. “Mike” Duncan today announced the principal officers for the
2008 Republican National Convention.
“I greatly appreciate the
service and participation of the 2008 Republican National Convention
officers, who will ensure that the Convention proceedings, particularly
the nominations of Senator John McCain and his vice presidential
nominee, are conducted under the great traditions and the rules of our
Party this September in St. Paul, Minn.,” Duncan said.
U.S. House Republican
Leader John Boehner of Ohio will serve as Permanent Chairman of the
Convention. Congressman Boehner was elected to represent the 8th
Congressional District of Ohio for a ninth term in November 2006.
He continues to be a key leader in the fight for a more limited and
accountable federal government.
U.S. Senate Republican
Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will serve as Temporary Chairman of
the Convention. On Nov. 15, 2006, McConnell was unanimously
elected Republican Leader in the 110th Congress by his Republican
colleagues, and serves as the 15th Republican Leader and second
Kentuckian to lead our Party in the U.S. Senate.
The 2008 Republican
National Convention Deputy Permanent Co-Chairs include: Arizona
Secretary of State Jan Brewer; former New Hampshire State Chairman
Steve Duprey; David Roederer of Iowa; U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of
Florida; Kathleen Shanahan of Florida; and Michigan National
Committeeman Chuck Yob.
In addition, U.S. Rep.
David Dreier of California will serve as Parliamentarian; South
Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster will serve as Chief Sergeant
at Arms; former Massachusetts Republican State Chairwoman Jean Inman
will serve as Convention Secretary; and James S. Bookwalter of
Connecticut will serve as Chief Page.
Chairmen include Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Jim Herring, who
will serve as Credentials Committee Chairman; Georgia National
Committeeman Alec Poitevint, who will serve as Convention Rules
Committee Chairman; and former State Chairwoman Jayne Millerick of New
Hampshire, who will serve as Chairman of the Committee on Permanent
U.S. Representative Kevin
McCarthy, of the 22nd Congressional District of California,
will serve as Chairman of the Convention Committee on Resolutions
(“Platform Committee”) and U.S. Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina
will serve as Platform Committee Co-Chairman.
These newly named
officers will join current Convention officers in overseeing the 2008
Convention proceedings, RNC
Co-Chair and National Committeewoman of Ohio Jo Ann Davidson, who
serves as Chairman of the Committee on Arrangements; Illinois National
Committeeman Bob Kjellander who serves as Vice Chairman of the
Committee on Arrangements; California National Committeeman Tim Morgan,
who as Treasurer of the National Committee serves as Treasurer of the
Convention; and Blake Hall, National Committeeman of Idaho, who as
General Counsel of the RNC
serves as General Counsel of the Convention.