Tennessee Republican Delegates

approved by the State Executive Committee on April 2, 2016

Full Name



Laura Baigert Cruz Delegate
Scott Carey Cruz Delegate
Joe Carr Cruz Delegate
Charlie Cato Cruz Delegate
Paul Chapman Cruz Delegate
Claire Crouch Cruz Delegate
Debbie Deaver Cruz Delegate
Chris Devaney Cruz Delegate
Lee Douglas Cruz Delegate
Steve Gill Cruz Delegate
Lynn Moss Cruz Delegate
Ed Phillips Cruz Delegate
Sara Sellers Cruz Delegate
Stephen Siao Cruz Delegate
Sharon Strange Cruz Delegate
Mick Wright Cruz Delegate

Stuart Anderson Cruz Alternate
Karen Brown Cruz Alternate
Sheila Butt Cruz Alternate
Frank Colvett Cruz Alternate
Kimberly Dahlgren Cruz Alternate
Karen Entz Cruz Alternate
Frank Gorgie Cruz Alternate
Robin Haraway Cruz Alternate
Katherine Hudgins Cruz Alternate
Julia Hurley Cruz Alternate
Lucas Hutchinson Cruz Alternate
Lora Jobe Cruz Alternate
Kevin Kookogey Cruz Alternate
John Miles Cruz Alternate
Paula Sedgwick Cruz Alternate
Jennifer Winfree Cruz Alternate

Sammie Arnold
Victor Ashe
Beth Campbell
Luke Elliot
Randy Fairbanks Rubio Delegate
Ryan Haynes Rubio Delegate
Michael Hensley Rubio Delegate
Gerald McCormick Rubio Delegate

Mike Arms Rubio Alternate
Emily Beaty Rubio Alternate
Dave Black Rubio Alternate
Zackary Blair Rubio Alternate
Bradford David Box Rubio Alternate
Oscar Brock Rubio Alternate
Nathan Buttrey Rubio Alternate
Randy Ellis Rubio Alternate
Bill Haslam Rubio Delegate

Doris Arnold Trump Delegate
Mae Beavers Trump Delegate
William Beavers Trump Delegate
Jerry Beavers Trump Delegate
Karen Bennett Trump Delegate
Charlotte Bergmann Trump Delegate
Chad Blackburn Trump Delegate
Julie Brockman Trump Delegate
Linda Buckles Trump Delegate
Nichole Bufalino Trump Delegate
Betty Cannon Trump Delegate
Larry Cooper Trump Delegate
Joseph Coury Trump Delegate
Robert Duvall Trump Delegate
James Eaton Trump Delegate
Melissa Gay Trump Delegate
Ken Gross Trump Delegate
Kent Harris Trump Delegate
Chris Hughes Trump Delegate
Connie Hunter Trump Delegate
Tim Hutchinson Trump Delegate
Betty Jo Kern Trump Delegate
Bill Ketron Trump Delegate
Peggy Lambert Trump Delegate
Sam Maynard Trump Delegate
Ron McDow Trump Delegate
Jeff Peach Trump Delegate
David Riden Trump Delegate
Terry Roland Trump Delegate
John Ryder Trump Delegate
Larry Sims Trump Delegate
Richard Sneed Trump Delegate
Kay White Trump Delegate

Rob Ailey Trump Alternate
Tina Benkiser Trump Alternate
Davette Blalock Trump Alternate
Martha Ruth Brown Trump Alternate
Owen Grant Burnett Trump Alternate
Stacey Campfield Trump Alternate
Beada Corum Trump Alternate
Elaine Ervin Trump Alternate
John Fey Trump Alternate
Sherry Fey Trump Alternate
Lei Ann Gleaves Trump Alternate
Barbara Gregson Trump Alternate
Rebecca Griffey Trump Alternate
Ted Hatfield Trump Alternate
Kelsey Ketron Trump Alternate
Beverly Knight Hurley Trump Alternate
Joe McCulley Trump Alternate
Melissa Miles Trump Alternate
Marti Miller Trump Alternate
Nathan Mitchell Trump Alternate
Patricia Orlando Trump Alternate
Mary Ann Parks Trump Alternate
David Perry Trump Alternate
Perry Riden Trump Alternate
Mary Ann Tackett Trump Alternate
John Edward Weston Trump Alternate
Doug White Trump Alternate
Susan Richardson Williams Trump Alternate
Rick Williams Trump Alternate
Marsha Yessick Trump Alternate
Lou Ann Zelenik Trump Alternate

April 2, 2016

TNGOP Confirms Final Slate of 2016 Convention Delegates

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–At a meeting of the State Executive Committee of the Tennessee Republican Party, the final slate of delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention was approved by a vote of 40-25.

Based on the results of the March 1st presidential preference primary, the delegates were allocated as follows:

Donald Trump – 33 delegates

Ted Cruz – 16 delegates

Marco Rubio – 9 delegates

Under Tennessee state law, delegates are bound to their respective candidate for two rounds of balloting at the Republican National Convention this summer on Cleveland, Ohio.

TNGOP Chairman Ryan Haynes stated, “I appreciate the campaigns working with us to create this slate and I am especially grateful for the hard work of our State Executive Committee members to approve it.”

The entire slate may be accessed here (delegates and alternates are listed by alphabetical order).

April 28, 2016

Tennessee Delegation Elects Convention Chair & Committee Members

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-—The Republican delegation from Tennessee met today to elect the Convention Chairman for the delegation as well as elect committee members for the four standing committees of the Republican National Convention.

The results are as follows:

  • Chairman – State Senator Mae Beavers
  • Credential CommitteeLinda D. Buckles and Chris Hughes
  • Permanent Organization CommitteeBeth Campbell and Chad Blackburn
  • Platform CommitteeConnie Hunter and Ambassador Victor Ashe
  • Rules CommitteeBetty Cannon and John Ryder

Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Ryan Haynes remarked, “I am so pleased to serve alongside all of our delegates at the 2016 Republican National Convention. I’d like to personally congratulate Senator Beavers and the rest of our newly-elected committee members.”

The responsibilities of the committees are:

Committee on Credentials
The Credentials Committee will receive the credentials of each delegate filed in accordance with the Rules and submit the temporary roll of the convention, which will have been previously reviewed by the RNC.  The Credentials Committee may hear and resolve appeals to the ruling of any contest adjudicated by the RNC Committee on Contests as to the seating of delegates to the convention.

Committee on Permanent Organization
The RNC Chairman recommends a number of convention officers, including the Permanent and Temporary Chairmen, the Secretary and the Sergeant-at-Arms.  The Permanent Organization Committee will meet at the beginning of the convention to review the slate and make its recommendation to the convention.

Committee on the Platform
The Committee on the Platform submits resolutions to the full convention body to be voted on as the official platform.  The Republican Platform is a formal declaration of the principles of the Republican Party.

Committee on Rules and Order of Business
The Convention Rules Committee will draft the rules for the 2016 Republican National Convention, which must be adopted by a majority vote of the full convention body.