La Crosse will host the Republican Party’s state convention
in May 2015. The choice was announced at the party’s annual convention on
Saturday in Milwaukee.
The announcement came shortly after the La Crosse County Republican Party
accepted the County of the Year, the state party's top award honoring just
one county party a year and later in a day when Julian Bradley
overwhelmingly won the state party’s endorsement.
"It's an incredibly exciting time to be a Republican in La Crosse County,
and that excitement is going to continue into next year," said Bill Feehan,
La Crosse County Republican Party chairman. "It's an honor to have our city
chosen for this statewide event.”
The La Crosse Area Convention and Visitors Bureau helped put together the
winning bid. Executive Director Dave Clements said:
"The La Crosse Area Convention and Visitors Bureau along with the La Crosse
County Republican Party, The La Crosse Center and all of our hospitality
partners are excited to host the State Republican Convention in May of
2015. We are pleased the Republican party has selected La Crosse and we
appreciate the economic impact it will bring to this area.”
“The scenic beauty of the Mississippi River, Grandad Bluff, and our entire
region offers an ideal setting for this convention,” said Clements.