August 2020 State Convention

ATTENTION STATE CONVENTION DELEGATES:

The Michigan Republican Party State Convention is being held virtually on Saturday, August 29. The purpose of this convention will be to elect our party’s nominees for Michigan State Board of Trustees​, University of Michigan Board of Regents, Wayne State Board of Governors, State Board of Education, Michigan Supreme Court, and Michigan Electors to the Electoral College. This convention will work similar to the one that was held in June, in which delegates vote through text messaging. Furthers details will be made available soon and updated on this webpage. 

Congressional District Caucuses are also being held. The 3rd CD caucus will be on Monday, August 24 at 6pm via conference call. The 2nd CD caucus will be on Tuesday, August 25 at 6pm via conference call. 

You will be contacted by your District Chair via email with information on how to join the meeting. 

You should have received a letter in the mail from the Michigan Republican Party detailing the voting procedure for August 29. If you have any questions please contact MIGOP at (517) 487-5413.

STATE CONVENTION INFORMATION

We will be conducting our August 29th State Convention via virtual format. For transparency, we are inviting the Rules Committee, County Chairs, District Chairs, Convention Candidates (with a plus one), MIGOP Officers and Vice Chairs to the August Virtual Convention Broadcast.

Similar to our June Virtual State Convention, all delegates will be mailed and emailed a unique PIN number to the home address we have on file with a sheet of instructions that outline how to vote via text message on your smart phone. When voting opens on August 29th, each delegate will be able to access their ballot on their smart phone after entering the unique PIN number that was mailed to their home address and emailed to the email address we have on file.

Please watch the video below as well for instructions on how to vote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA9TEBfReaM&feature=youtu.be

AGENDA

Beginning at 11:00am, you can access a LIVE FEED OF THE CONVENTION using the VIMEO link below.


Immediately following candidate videos-1:30pm delegates will be able to vote on the following:

  • Michigan State Board of Trustees​
  1. Pat O'Keefe
  2. Tonya Schuitmaker
  3. Rick Wendorf
  • University of Michigan Board of Regents
  1. Sarah Hubbard
  2. Carl Meyer
  • Wayne State Board of Governors
  1. Diane Dunaskiss
  2. Don Gates
  • State Board of Education
  1. Tami Carlone
  2. Nick Fiani
  3. Michelle Frederick
  4. Sonjalita Hulbert
  • Michigan Supreme Court
  1. Mary Kelly
  2. Brock Swartzle
  • Michigan Electors to the Electoral College


Voting will close promptly at 2pm and will not be extended for delegates. The customer service number for incoming questions on State Convention day is the MIGOP Main line: 517-487-5413

Between 2-4pm, my staff will audit the names of those who did not vote and contact any alternates via text message, email, and phone to inform them that they have been elevated as a delegate in the order that was previously submitted to MRP by the District Chairs. We encourage all alternates to remain close to their phones throughout the duration of the day in order to answer any incoming calls, as they may be receiving crucial information about elevation. These calls may come from unfamiliar area codes.

Between 4-6pm, voting will reopen, ONLY for the newly elevated alternates:

  • Michigan State Board of Trustees​
  1. Pat O'Keefe
  2. Tonya Schuitmaker
  3. Rick Wendorf
  • University of Michigan Board of Regents
  1. Sarah Hubbard
  2. Carl Meyer
  • Wayne State Board of Governors
  1. Diane Dunaskiss
  2. Don Gates
  • State Board of Education
  1. Tami Carlone
  2. Nick Fiani
  3. Michelle Frederick
  4. Sonjalita Hulbert
  • Michigan Supreme Court
  1. Mary Kelly
  2. Brock Swartzle
  • Michigan Electors to the Electoral College

 

 

 

 

Convention candidates: 

Michigan State University Board of Trustees (Elect 2)

MSU Board of Trustees: Rick Wendorf 
MSU Board of Trustees: Pat O'Keefe
MSU Board of Trustees: Tonya Schuitmaker 

Michigan State Board of Education (Elect 2)

MI State Board of Education: Tami Carlone
MI State Board of Education: Sonjalita Hulbert 
MI State Board of Education: Nick Fiani
MI State Board of Education: Michelle Frederick
MI State Board of Education: Mark Ramseyer

University of Michigan Board of Regents (Elect 2)

UofM Board of Regents: Sarah Hubbard
UofM Board of Regents: Carl Meyer

Wayne State Board of Governors (Elect 2)

WSU Board of Governors: Diane Dunaskiss 
WSU Board of Governors: Don Gates 

Michigan State Supreme Court (Elect 2)

Supreme Court: Brock Swartzle 
Supreme Court: Mary Kelly

 

WHEN
August 29, 2020 at 11am - 6pm
WHERE
Virtual
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CONTACT
Luke Arends · · 616-459-0141