FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2016
Contact: Jason Doré
Louisiana Republicans Elect National Convention Delegates
The 2016 Louisiana Republican State Convention met on Saturday in Baton Rouge and elected 43 delegates to represent the state in Cleveland, Ohio at the Republican National Convention.
Louisiana receives 46 votes at the national convention. Under party rules, Louisiana’s delegates were awarded to presidential candidates proportionally, based upon the votes they received in the March 5 Presidential Preference Primary. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz earned 18 delegates each. Five delegates were allocated to Marco Rubio and five are uncommitted. Three of the uncommitted delegates are automatic delegates as they are Louisiana’s Republican National Committee members.
Following the state convention, the Louisiana delegation met and elected officers and committee members. Mr. Jeff Giles was elected Chairman of the Delegation. Public Service Commissioner and Donald Trump State Chairman, Eric Skrmetta was chosen as Vice-Chairman. Jason Dore will serve as Treasurer and Collin Buisson will serve as the Delegation Secretary.
The committee members are as follows:
Gwen Bowen- Rules Committee
Ross Little- Rules Committee
Tony Perkins- Platform Committee
Sandy McDade- Platform Committee
Rhett Davis- Credentials Committee
Kim Fralick- Credentials Committee
Andrew Bautsch - Committee on Permanent Organization
Jennifer Madsen - Committee on Permanent Organization
Below is the full list of the 2016 Louisiana Delegation to the Republican National Committee: