Local woman speaks about serving as delegate at RNC


The Republican National Convention is just weeks away in Cleveland and there are three people from Wheeling serving as delegates for the state of West Virginia.

7news spoke with one delegate, Betsy Andreini. She said her election process all started as a phone call from a friend who told her she’d make a great delegate at the Republican National Convention. But, she had hesitations because she had never been political.

Betsy did her research and decided to move forward and put her name on the ballot. She was voted into a delegate seat at the convention by West Virginia District 1 that stretches from Weirton, Wheeling, Morgantown, and Fairmount.

She said she is honored to be one of the voices of West Virginia along and is even more honored to have been selected to serve on the rules committee.

“It’s quite interesting because this is just the week before the convention and we are actually establishing rules for the convention, and I think regular normal people like me we have no idea what’s going on out there, because Donald Trump won 14 million votes across the United States and I think everybody that got up in the morning early and voted and in the afternoon and evening since he beat 16 other candidates, they’re thinking you know it’s a shoe in. But, it’s amazing that there could be these rules committee that want to try and change some rules,” said Andreini.

She’ll be in Cleveland next week working with Michael Stuart from Charleston to represent West Virginia.

7news will be following up with Betsy about her experience of serving at the RNC.

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