Twin Falls chosen to be site of 2012 Idaho GOP convention

2011-02-09T01:00:00Z Twin Falls chosen to be site of 2012 Idaho GOP conventionBy Ben Botkin - Times-News writer Twin Falls Times-News
February 09, 2011 1:00 am  • 

Twin Falls has been tabbed to host the 2012 Idaho Republican Party state convention.

The party’s state central committee unanimously picked the city as the location in a meeting this weekend, said Jonathan Parker, executive director of the Idaho Republican Party. The convention, which happens once every two years and typically in June, easily attracts more than 1,000 people when factoring in delegates, their family members, and others.

Twin Falls’ selection was made after a presentation in support of the location by Twin Falls resident Rusty Satterwhite.

Parker said Satterwhite sold the central committee with an “outstanding PowerPoint presentation” about the community’s facilities and hotel capabilities, as well as the effectiveness of Twin Falls County Republicans.

“It’s awesome,” said Gretchen Clelland, Twin Falls County Republican chairwoman. “We’re excited to have it in Twin Falls.”

Convention space has been reserved at the College of Southern Idaho, she said, adding that the convention will be a big economic booster.

“It’s a great boon for Twin Falls,” Clelland said.

Satterwhite couldn’t be reached Tuesday.

The 2010 convention was held in Idaho Falls.

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