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Chairman Priebus Names Enid Mickelsen Chairman of the Convention Site Selection Committee

- January 21, 2014

WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus today named National Committeewoman and former Congresswoman Enid Mickelsen Chairman of the 2016 Republican National Convention Site Selection Committee.
“Selecting the right city for our 2016 Convention is an important decision that must be made carefully and methodically. I’m confident Enid Mickelsen is the right person to lead the Site Selection Committee in helping the RNC make that decision,” said Chairman Priebus.
“Enid understands the many considerations that go into selecting the right city. She will draw upon her years of leadership and service to our party and country as she and the committee review the many great options.
“The convention will be our chance to formally introduce our 2016 nominee to the country, to conduct important party business, and to share our party’s message of freedom and opportunity. I look forward to the many conversations in the months ahead to find the best place for this major event.”
“I’m honored to serve as Chairman of the Site Selection Committee,” said Mickelsen. “I can’t wait to get to work and to explore our options. Ultimately, I know we will find a host city that will make the 2016 convention an exciting time for all involved and a memorable event along our party’s road to the White House.”
Biography of Enid Mickelsen
Enid Greene Mickelsen represented Utah in the United States House of Representatives in the 104th Congress (1995-96), where she served on the House Rules Committee.  A former litigation attorney with a major Salt Lake City firm, she worked as deputy chief of staff to Governor Norman H. Bangerter.  Mrs. Mickelsen is a former Chairman of the Utah Republican Party, and is currently Utah’s National Committeewoman to the Republican National Committee, where she serves on the Budget Committee and the Rules Committee.  Mrs. Mickelsen received her undergraduate degree at the University of Utah and her law degree from Brigham Young University.
For five years, Mrs. Mickelsen hosted a talk show on KSL Newsradio (“The Enid Greene Show”), and continues to appear as a frequent commentator on television and radio. Active in her church and community, Mrs. Mickelsen and her husband, Judge Scott Mickelsen, are the parents of four children and two grandchildren. 
About the Site Selection Committee
Members of the Site Selection Committee will be elected this Friday, January 24 at the RNC Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. In accordance with RNC Rule 10(a)(4), members from each of the four regions—Western, Midwestern, Northeastern, and Southern—will elect two members and an alternate to represent their regions on the committee.

The Site Selection Committee is tasked with investigating potential sites for the next national convention and recommending a site to the RNC for selection.


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