Southern Republican Leadership Conference starts today in Kenner

January 18, 2019 - 10:44 am
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(WWL.com)

Kenner is the host city for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference that kicks off today at the Pontchartrain Center. President of the event, Roger Villere, said the conference is put on every couple of years by the 15 southern states of the RNC and will feature many guest speakers over the course of two days.

“It’s the kickoff to 2020.  It’s also the kickoff to the 2019 race in Louisiana,” said Villere.

Villere said both Republican candidates for the 2019 Governor’s race will be in attendance.

“There might be even a surprise candidate or two to announce here.  I think that you are going to hear some exciting news going on at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference,” said Villere.

Villere said a number of young Republican leaders will also be on hand.

“We have the president of the National College Republicans.  We have the president of the National Young Republicans.  And we have some young elected representatives who are to going to be talking about what it takes to become an elected official,” said Villere.

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