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November 23, 2015 

Contact: Patrick Mara                                                                                                 

WASHINGTON – On Monday, November 23, at 1:00 pm EST, the District of Columbia Republican Party started its ballot access process for Delegate candidates to the Republican National Convention. Beginning today, eligible DC Republican voters are able to qualify for the ballot at the March 12, 2016 District of Columbia Republican state party convention. The DC Republican Party issued the following statement on the Delegate candidate ballot access process:

DC Republican Party Chairman José Cunningham enthusiastically stated, “Never before have we had such an open process in Washington, DC to become a Delegate to the Republican National Convention. The process encourages significant participation and Delegates will be chosen democratically. I expect this will encourage a large number of Republicans – possibly numbering in the 100s – to run for Delegate.”

To qualify for the ballot, a Delegate candidate must be a registered Republican in the District of Columbia by January 1, 2016. To qualify for the ballot, candidates have the option of obtaining the signatures of 25 registered District of Columbia Republicans or submitting a $50 payment to the DC Republican Party. More information on the Delegate candidate process is available at

The District of Columbia Republican Party State Convention will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at a site yet to be determined in Washington, DC. Candidates will compete for 16 proportionately allocated Delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, where the Republican candidate for President of the United States will be officially nominated. In addition to selecting Presidential candidates and 16 Delegates at the March 12 convention, District of Columbia Republicans registered to vote in DC by January 1, 2016 will also have the opportunity to select 16 Alternates to the Republican National Convention.  

For further information or comments, contact Patrick Mara at (202) 863-5394 or

The DC Republican Party Committee is made up of registered Republicans living throughout the District of Columbia in all eight wards who are nominated and elected to serve as members. The party is lead by Chairman José Cunningham, National Committeeman Bob Kabel, National Committeewoman Jill Homan and other members of the Executive Committee.   


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