Here are the Georgia delegates to the Republican National Convention

alloons drop around President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and their wives at the conclusion of the Republican National Convention in 2004. AP Photo.

    Balloons drop around President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and their wives at the conclusion of the Republican National Convention in 2004. AP Photo.

Georgia is sending 76 delegates and 73 alternates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, along with many of the state’s top politicians and operatives.

Donald Trump coasted to a victory in Georgia’s March primary and much of the party has united behind the billionaire since he locked up the nomination.

Yet some supporters of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and other Trump rivals hold out hope they can block his coronation, and many of their supporters won delegate slots at a round of votes in April.

Only a handful of politicians will be headed to Ohio as delegates, but Gov. Nathan Deal and Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue are among the GOP officials planning to attend as guests.

You’ll find a list below of the 76 delegates headed to Cleveland below along with a brief bio. We will keep updating this page, so please let us know in the comments or by email if you have anything to add.

Alec Poitevint: A former Georgia GOP chairman, and manager of the 2012 Tampa convention who is a close ally of Sen. David Perdue and former Gov. Sonny Perdue. He’s also a member of the Arrangements Committee, which oversees seating at the convention.

Alec Poitevint at the Tampa convention. (Paul Videla/Bradenton Herald/MCT)

Alec Poitevint at the Tampa convention. (Paul Videla/Bradenton Herald/MCT)

Alton Russell: A Columbus activist who is the past chair of the Third District GOP and a professional storyteller

Andre Adamski: A Gwinnett Cruz supporter who was tapped to replace veteran Republican attorney Anne Lewis, who is on medical leave. 

Anthony Morris: The leader of Trump’s grassroots efforts in the Eighth District

Ashley Bell: One of Georgia’s leading black Republicans and backer of Marco Rubio during the primary

B.J. Van Gundy: A former Georgia GOP vice chair and past leader of the Gwinnett GOP

Barbara Hickey: The president of the Georgia Federation of Republican Women

Bill Cowsert: The state Senate Majority Leader and endorser of John Kasich

Bob Barr: A  former U.S. Rep. and Libertarian presidential candidate who has been campaigning for Cruz across the country

Brad Carver: An attorney, military veteran and longtime statehouse lobbyist who is 11th District GOP chairman

Brandon Phillips: Trump’s top paid operative in Georgia

Brian Burdette: The chairman of the 10th District and a member of the Georgia Board of Education

Brittany Dasher: A Savannah insurance agent and Effingham County activist

Bruce Azevedo: A Watkinsville real estate agent and chairman of the 9th District GOP

Donald Trump gets a hug from Bruce Levell who takes the stage to help support him during his campaign visit to Macon. AJC/Curtis Compton.

Donald Trump gets a hug from Bruce LeVell during his campaign visit to Macon. AJC/Curtis Compton.

Bruce LeVell: A Dunwoody jeweler who is one of Trump’s most prominent Georgia surrogates and the head of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump

Bubba McDonald: A member of the Georgia Public Service Commission and the first statewide elected official in Georgia to back Trump

Carol Mahoney: A longtime activist and Cruz’s Ninth District chair

Carolyn Fisher: A longtime GOP volunteer

Carolyn Meadows: A former three-term Georgia Republican National Committeewoman who serves on the board of the American Conservative Union and other GOP-leaning groups. She is also a member of the Credentials Committee, which decides who gets seated and who doesn’t.

Charles Wingo: The vice-chair of the Fulton County GOP

Chris Papierz: The vice-chair of the Coffee County GOP

Dale Jackson: A Republican operative from LaGrange and chair of the party’s 3rd District who is an outspoken supporter of legalizing medical marijuana

David Guldenschuh: A Rome attorney and leader of a movement to call a convention of states to propose constitutional amendments.

David Hancock: Head of the United Tea Party of Georgia and a one-time Congressional candidate

David N. Baker: An attorney, former Public Service Commission chairman and executive director of the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Georgia

David Shafer: The president pro tem of the Georgia Senate and a likely candidate for higher office

Senate President Pro Tempore, David Shafer, R-Duluth, center, talks with a group of senators during a debate earlier this year. AJC file.

Senate President Pro Tem David Shafer. AJC file.

Debbie McCord: A Republican activist from Evans who is a member of the Arrangements Committee.

Deborah Moscato: A leader of the Buckhead Republican Woman’s Club

Dee Gay: A board member of the Georgia Federation of Republican Women

Denise Ognio: An enthusiastic Fayette County volunteer and county chair for Cruz

Donna Rowe: A Cobb County real estate agent and GOP activist

Ed Rynders: A state lawmaker representing an Albany-based district

Fred Elrod: A Cobb County activist

Ginger Howard: The president of the Buckhead Republicans who was recently elected Georgia’s next Republican National Committeewoman

GOP activist Ginger Howard

GOP activist Ginger Howard

Gordon Austin: A Carrollton dentist and a Navy veteran. CBS 46 reported he pleaded guilty in 2009 to six counts of misdemeanor fraud charges

Greg Williams: A former chair of the Buckhead Young Republicans and mortgage banker who hosts a conservative talk show 

Jade Morey: A middle Georgia activist and project manager at the Houston County Development Authority

Jeanne Seaver: A longtime Savannah Republican operative who ran for Congress and county commissioner who was an early Trump supporter and his grassroots coordinator in Georgia.

Jean Studdard: An aide to retiring Rep. Lynn Westmoreland and a leader of the Fayette County GOP

Jeff Kunkes: A metro Atlanta physician involved in Jewish Republican outreach

Jill Chambers: A former state representative from DeKalb and early Trump backer

Former state Rep. Jill Chambers at a Donald Trump rally.

Former state Rep. Jill Chambers at a Donald Trump rally.

John C. Bush: The chair of the 5th District Georgia GOP, the former president of the Atlanta Young Republicans, and a lawyer with Bryan Cave LLP

John Padgett: An Athens executive and leader of the Georgia GOP, elected twice to lead the state party

Joseph Brannan: A Columbus broadcast executive who chairs the Second GOP District

Josh McKoon: A state senator from Columbus and likely candidate for higher office

Judy Griffin: A Cherokee County GOP activist who is a member of the Georgia GOP board

Katie Frost: A Newnan activist who was Cruz’s Third District chair and a leading organizer for Mike Crane’s Congressional campaign

Kay Godwin: A longtime activist who was named Cruz’s “Georgia Grassroots Director”

Kirk Shook: The secretary of the Georgia GOP and an Oconee County teacher

Leanne DeFoor: A lawyer and business law professor at the University of West Georgia

Linda Herren: The Republican National Committeewoman for Georgia

Linda Olson: A Savannah activist elected as a Cruz delegate

Liz Hausmann: A Fulton County commissioner and a leading Republican activist in north Fulton County

Lott Dill: The Irwin County GOP chairman

Lydia Hallmark: A Cruz supporter who is attending her first convention

Mary Padgett: The wife of Georgia GOP chair John Padgett

Michael E. Williams: A state senator from Forsyth County and one of the first state legislators to endorse Trump

Michael Fitzgerald: A Johns Creek activist who chairs the 6th GOP District

Michael Howington: A Rockdale County activist

Georgia GOP vice chair Michael McNeely

Georgia GOP vice chair Michael McNeely

Michael McNeely: Vice-chair of the Georgia GOP who is considered a rising star in the party

Michael Welsh: A Columbia County activist and chairman of the 12th District

Nolen Cox: A Valdosta activist who was chair of the Lowndes County GOP

Pam Glanton: A former state legislator

Rachel Little: A Gwinnett County district chair who was a Georgia co-chair for Cruz

Randy Evans: An attorney for Newt Gingrich and Gov. Nathan Deal and a member of the Republican National Committee and the convention’s Rules Committee

RNC member Randy Evans. Phil Skinner,

RNC member Randy Evans. Phil Skinner,

Rayna Casey: A prominent Trump fundraiser and member of the Platform Committee.

Rick Tillman: The Carroll County GOP chair

Robert Booth: A political newcomer 

Robert Siegel: A DeKalb County activist

Ron Moon:

Sam Olens: Georgia Attorney General and a possible contender for governor in 2018

Scott Johnson: The former Cobb County GOP chairman and one-time leader of Cruz’s grassroots organization in the 11th district who is a member of the Platform Committee

Sherry Barnes: An Augusta Republican active in the Richmond County GOP and Georgia Federation of Republican Women

Trey Kelly: The Fulton County GOP chair

Will Carter: An 18-year-old high school senior from Savannah who has been outspoken in his criticism of the Never Trump movement

William Mitcheltree: A Republican activist and former member of the state Board of Elections


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