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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Hawaii GOP Announces Delegation to Republican National Convention
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News Release from Hawaii Republican Party June 30, 2016

HONOLULU (June 30, 2016) -  The Republican National Convention will be held in Cleveland, Ohio at the Quicken Loans Arena from July 18-21. The convention will host approximately 2,470 delegates and 2,300 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories.

The Hawaii Republican Party's delegation to the Republican National Convention is comprised of the following Hawaii citizens:

National Committee Members

  • Committeeman Theodore E. Liu
  • Committeewoman Miriam Hellreich
  • State Chairman Frederick W. Rohlfing

At-Large Delegates (10)

  • Dr. Judy C. Franklin
  • Bonnie Wharton
  • William T. McClary
  • Emmanuel S. Tipon
  • Nathan S. Paikai
  • Willes K. Lee
  • Brett Kulbis
  • Rita Kama-Kimura
  • Timothy Means
  • Dr. Bradford S. Burton

At-Large Alternates (10)

  • Meilin Vitale-Vae
  • Ron Kayano
  • Ralph Winnie
  • Allen Frenzel
  • Leslie-Jo Kuulei Kalama
  • Stephen Hinton
  • Stanley Tillinghast
  • Daniel De Gracia, II
  • Fern Mossman
  • Dr. Sharin Y. Burton

1st Congressional District Delegates

  • Warner Sutton
  • Adrienne King
  • Deborah Arguello

1st Congressional District Alternates

  • Karen Mottas
  • LaurieAnn J. McClary
  • Beverly Toomey

2nd Congressional District Delegates

  • Peter Di Rocco
  • Dr. Sandra Combs
  • James O'Keefe

2nd Congressional District Alternates

  • John D. Fagan
  • Cindy Sue Clark
  • Marieta Carino

Nathan Paikai was elected to serve as the Delegation Chairman.

The delegates elected to serve on the four Convention committees are as follows:

Committee on Credentials

  • Rita Kama-Kimura
  • Frederick W. Rohlfing

Committee on Permanent Organization

  • Dr. Judy C. Franklin
  • Warner Sutton

Committee on Rules and Order of Business

  • Miriam Hellreich
  • Nathan S. Paikai

Committee on Platform

  • Adrienne King
  • William T. McClary

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