Friday, September 5, 2008

Macon Co. Delegate at National Convention

Jim Willis of Bevier was one of 58 Missouri delegates to attend the Republican National Convention in St. Paul held September 1-4, 2008.

Willis was elected to be one of only 28 at-large delegates to represent the state at the state convention, held Saturday, May 31st in Branson.

The convention was the most-watched of the two party’s conventions this year, including the national debut of Vice Presidential candidate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska.

Macon County’s Donna Brem, Christine Elliott, Becky Lang, and Chris, Tammy, and Amanda Shoemaker all of Macon, and the Bud and Carol Payne family of La Plata attended a McCain-Palin rally in O’Fallon on Saturday, August 30, a day after the announcement of the ticket of two. The locals attending called the event, “electrifying.”

Besides officially nominating and approving John McCain as the conservative party’s candidate for president, delegates amended and approved the party’s platform.

Other speakers making presentations to the Missouri delegation included Michael Steele, Fox News Contributor and former Lt. Governor of Maryland, Sen. Kit Bond, Rep. Kenny Hulshof and John Bolton, US Ambassador to the United Nations.

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