PRESS RELEASE from Republican National Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                               
August 6, 2008  

CONTACT: Press Office


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. 
Convention Committee 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 Organization.
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.