Boone County Republicans host caucus to elect delegates
COLUMBIA — The Boone County Republican Central Committee hosted a caucus Saturday to select the delegates and alternates to go to the Missouri Republican State Convention and the Republican 4th Congressional Convention. The public meeting occurs every four years and was open to all self declared Republicans.
Mike Zweifel, Chair of the Boone County Republican Central Committee, said the delegates selected to go to the state or congressional convention will vote on the delegates to go to the national convention.
"When our Boone County delegates meet in Sedalia they will be a part of everybody in the 4th congressional district and that group will be voting upon three national delegates to go to Cleveland in July," Zweifel said.
Zweifel said the state convention delegates will vote upon 25 delegates to send to the national convention.
"Also at the state convention they will be adopting the final party platform where some of the proposed amendments we voted upon here will be voted upon at the state convention," Zweifel said.
Zweifel said the committee slated delegates prior to the meeting to be presented to the audience for approval by making phone calls and seeing if people were interested in being delegates.
The caucus also allowed Boone County Republicans to propose changes and amendments they had to the draft party platform that was produced by the state party.
Zweifel said the turnout was slightly less than what he expected compared to the 2012 caucus.
"It was still a very good crowd and I was very happy with the turnout," Zweifel said.
The State Republican Convention will take place in Branson in May and the 4th Congressional Convention will take place April 30 in Sedalia.