FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kelly Arnold, Chairman, Kansas Republican Party
January 26, 2017
Kansas Republican Convention to Select Party Candidate
for Special Fourth District Election
TOPEKA, KS: The Kansas Republican Party has set the date, time and location for the Republican Fourth Congressional District Convention to select the party's candidate for the April 11, 2017, Special Election, to fill the vacancy created by Congressman Mike Pompeo's resignation on becoming Director of the CIA.
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017
Time: Meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Doors open for delegate credentialing at 6:00 pm
Location: Friends University, Davis Admin Bldg Auditorium, 2100 W University, Wichita, KS 67213
The Convention is open to the public and media may attend.
The convention consists of a total of 126 delegates elected from each of the 17 counties in the Fourth Congressional District, with the number of delegates from each county proportional to the county's republican vote in the August 2016 primary election. The list of delegates has been available to candidates since November 2016 and delegates have had extensive opportunities to individually discuss issues with those interested in running.
Details, including proposed convention rules, will be sent to each convention delegate and alternate delegate by mail in the next few days.
Chairman Kelly Arnold stated "After consulting with Republican County Party Chairs, many convention delegates, party staff, the RNC, and the NRCC, I determined that Thursday, February 9, was the best available date for the convention. The state Republican Party is conducting its annual convention Friday and Saturday, February 10-11, in Manhattan and the candidate elected by the convention will have the opportunity to attend and solicit statewide support.
""Several exceptional candidates are seeking the Republican Party's nomination. We are ready to get behind our nominee, win the 4th District, and send another solid, conservative leader to Congress.
"Last week, during the Inauguration in Washington, D.C., our party executive director engaged in detailed discussions with the RNC and NRCC on the special election campaign and necessary fund raising. They encouraged us to hold the convention as early as practicable."