The Republican Party of Pennsylvania (PA GOP) released the following information regarding the upcoming conferee process that our Party will oversee to nominate the Republican candidate on the ballot in the 55th State House District.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Washington Township Municipal Building on 285 Pine Run Church Road, Apollo, PA, 15613.
Each of the counties that comprise the 55th State House District will be represented by their respective number of allotted conferees based on the electoral results of the 2008 presidential race.
As such, there will be a total of 15 conferees, 14 from Westmoreland County and 1 from Armstrong County. Conferees must be registered Republican electors that reside in the 55th State House District.
The names of conferees are:
Michael O. Baker
Judith Di Joseph
Emma M. Dunmire
James W. Dunmire
Chad A. McCutcheon
David R. Ross
John Palaika withdrew his candidacy in the 55th State House District. Due the fact that the 55th State House District is made up of more than one county, the Rules and Bylaws of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania dictate that the PA GOP preside over a conferee meeting to select a Republican nominee who will participate in the November General Election to compete for that seat.
During the conferee meeting, each candidate will have the opportunity to make a short presentation and answer questions. After each candidate has an opportunity to be heard, the conferees will vote to nominate candidates to fill our Party’s position on the ballot. A nominated candidate must secure a majority plus one of the votes cast to earn the nomination. No proxies will be permitted at this meeting, and only conferees will be permitted to vote. Candidate presentations will be open to the public and press.
Any registered Republican 21 years or older, who currently resides in the 55th State House District and has resided in the district for at least one year may seek the Party’s nomination. We would ask that all candidates interested in seeking the Party’s nomination contact Republican Party of Pennsylvania Director of Political Projects Tyler Ayers by calling 717-234-4901, ext 151 or by emailing email@example.com so that we can ensure that every interested candidate is included in the process.