WASHINGTON - Today Chairman Priebus announced the Chairs of three of the Committees of the Republican National Convention. Former Governor of New Hampshire John Sununu will chair the Committee on Rules and Order of Business, also known as the Rules Committee. Former RNC Chairman and Kentucky National Committeeman Mike Duncan will lead the Committee on Credentials. Zoraida Fonalledas, National Committeewoman for Puerto Rico, will head the Committee on Permanent Organization.
"These three individuals will provide outstanding leadership for our convention committees," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. "They have served the Republican Party admirably over the years, and they bring a wealth of experience to the committee process. Working together, we will ensure our National Convention is the finest in history and worthy of the next President of the United States."
"I am honored that Chairman Priebus asked me to Chair the Committee on Rules and Order of Business," said Governor Sununu. "The decisions made by the Rules Committee will have a tremendous impact on our Party's capacity to do great things in the future. I look forward to working with the members on the Committee to produce a set of rules that will guide our Party as we work to better our country."
"It is my privilege to serve as Chair of the Committee on Credentials," said Chairman Duncan. "We will do our part to make sure the Convention is properly constituted with the Delegates and Alternates to nominate the next President and Vice President of the United States."
"As National Committeewoman for Puerto Rico, it is a great honor and privilege for me to serve as Chair of the Committee on Permanent Organization for the 2012 Republican National Convention," said Committeewoman Fonalledas. "I am looking forward to a great convention that will energize and unite all Americans."
Committee on Rules and Order of Business (Rules Committee)
The RNC Rules Committee has been reviewing and modifying the Rules of the Republican Party for the past three years. These amendments will be presented to the RNC and then to the Convention Rules Committee, which will review these changes and propose final Rules, as amended, for adoption by the convention.
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
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus selects 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.