Cook County Republicans select delegates for District and State Convention
Twenty-nine Cook County Republicans met on Tuesday, February
27 at 7 p.m., at the Grand Marais Senior Center in Grand Marais to
pick delegates for the 8th District Convention and the State Convention.
Mark Delamater and James Dusheck were selected to attend the 8th
District Convention on April 21 in Park Rapids. Jim Hall, who has been
a member of the local party since the 1950s, was selected as an
Garry Gamble and Jamie Thostenson were selected to represent the
county at the State Convention that will be held May 24 - 25 in St.
Cloud. Jeff Dillehay was named the 1st alternate and James Dusheck the
2nd alternate in the event that one, or both delegates, can’t attend.
The delegates will carry resolutions submitted by local Republican
group and present them at the conventions. Some of those are: A
balanced budget amendment; repeal the national health care (dubbed
Obama Care) law; tort reform; audit the federal reserve; end funding
of the United Nations; eliminate the US Department of Homeland
Security; restore the gold standard; end life-time pensions and health
care benefits for former members of Congress and the U.S. Senate; and
several pro-life resolutions were also submitted.