OC Republican leader will be delegate at National Convention

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 May 2016 at 12:00 am

Photo courtesy of Ed Morgan – Donald Trump, left, poses for a photo with Ed Morgan, Orleans County Repbulican Party chairman, at a meeting in New York City in January 2014.

Ed Morgan, the chairman of the Orleans County Republican Party, has been picked as one of the delegates in the 27th Congressional District for the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Morgan has led the Orleans County GOP for the past decade. He serves as regional vice chairman of the NY Republican Party Committee. He is also the Murray town highway superintendent.

“It’s quite an honor,” Morgan said about serving as a delegate to the National Convention, which will be in Cleveland from July 18-21. The convention will host about 2,470 delegates.

Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee. Morgan was an early backer of Trump for president, and the Orleans County Republican Committee may have been the first county in New York to endorse Trump for president.

Not all Republicans are behind Trump, and Morgan said there could be a push for another candidate during the convention.

“It will be exciting,” he said. “I’m definitely for Trump, but I’m not convinced it will be a rubber stamp.”

Morgan also attended the 2012 Republican National Convention when Mitt Romney was nominated as the party’s candidate.