At the center of Mock Convention is its political research project. The task at hand is staggering: predicting the distribution of more than 2,000 delegates to the Republican National Convention. In addition, the Political department is responsible for making connections with and inviting key political leaders to speak at organization events.


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Co-Director, Political Analyst

The Political Analyst is responsible for directing national research with regards to the overall project, operating separately from the Regional Chairs and State Chairs.

Kevin Ortiz '16

Politics & Sociology and Anthropology & Education Minor

Charlotte, NC


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Co-Director, Midwest Regional Chair

The Regional Chair oversees the state delegations, headed by state chairs or co-chairs, in one of five regions.

Matt Kinderman '16

Economics & Politics

Louisville, KY


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Political Analyst

The Political Analyst is responsible for directing national research with regards to the overall project, operating separately from the Regional Chairs and State Chairs.

Joe Kimbell '17

Politics & Business Administration

Indianapolis, IN


Northeast Regional Chair

The Regional Chair oversees the state delegations, headed by state chairs or co-chairs, in one of five regions.

Jake Barr '16

History & Politics

Upper Saddle River, NJ


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South Regional Chair

The Regional Chair oversees the state delegations, headed by state chairs or co-chairs, in one of five regions.

Caroline Bones '18

Politics & Business Administration

Richmond, VA


SouthWest Regional Chair

The Regional Chair oversees the state delegations, headed by state chairs or co-chairs, in one of five regions.

Mitchell Hamilton '16

Accounting and Business Administration & Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minor

Atlanta, GA


Western Regional Chair

The Regional Chair oversees the state delegations, headed by state chairs or co-chairs, in one of five regions.

Rachel Gallagher '18

Politics

Grand Junction, CO


Platform Chair

The Platform Chair is responsible for writing a mock GOP platform for 2016, and will work closely with the Political Chair and political analysts.

Paqui Toscano '16

Classics and English

Kettering, OH


Platform Committee

Austin Piatt '16

Politics and Philosophy

Dayton, OH

Skyler Zunk '18

Undeclared

Moseley, VA

Jennifer Heibig '16

English

Columbia, TN

Savannah Kimble '18

Alexandra Kinzer '16

Politics & Mass Communications minor

Greenville, SC