Mike Ridgway is a political activist and election reformer, and the founder of Republicans Elect. The goal and purpose of Republicans Elect is to help right-of-center Americans, (Conservatives, Republicans, Libertarians, Constitutionalists, etc.) exert the maximum amount of influence over the processes and the outcomes of the 2012 Republican National Convention and future such conventions.
Concerned that none of the current Republican candidates for president has the full package of qualities that America is looking for, Mike is intent on helping Americans understand that it’s not too late for other candidates to get into the race, nor is a draft movement on the floor of the convention out of the question. Ridgway believes that one of these two things is has to happen in order to make it possible to limit President Obama to one term in office.
Mike has held numerous positions in the Utah Republican Party*, among them seats on the party’s State Executive and State Central Committees.
In 2008, working with Utah’s Republican National Committeewoman, Nancy Lord, Mike set in motion changes to the Republican National Committee (RNC) rules which have had the effect of greatly reducing the number of state parties which allocate their delegates on a winner-take-all basis and, simultaneously, increasing the number of state parties which allocate their delegates to the national convention on a proportional basis.
Ridgway’s optimism that an altered outcome is possible is based on the new dynamics created by these and other rules changes which have been adopted by the RNC since the last national convention.
*Formerly a member of …
the Utah Republican Party Executive Committee
the Utah Republican Party Central Committee
the Utah Republican Constitution and Bylaws Committee
the Salt Lake County Republican Party Executive Committee
the Salt Lake County Republican Party Central Committee
the Salt Lake County Republican Constitution and Bylaws Committee
Former Republican …
Senate District Chair