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Subcommittee Heads Named For Platform Work

August 1, 1988

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Republican party officials on Monday named the heads of seven subcommittees that will help draft the GOP platform next week in New Orleans.

The announcement was made by Republican National Committee Chairman Frank Fahrenkopf Jr. and Nebraska Gov. Kay Orr, the chairman of the Committee on Resolutions.

Vice President George Bush plans to be the leadoff witness at Monday’s hearings in New Orleans on the platform, expected to mirror the conservative party blueprint that Ronald Reagan and Bush ran on in 1984. The Republican National Convention opens a week later.

The seven subcommitees and their leaders are:

Economy, Jobs and the Budget: chairman, Ellen R. Sauerbrey, a Maryland state representative and minority leader; co-chairman, Jeanie Austin, GOP state chairman of Florida.

Education, Drugs and the Work Force: chairman, Patricia Goodrich, deputy secretary, Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services; co-chairman, Indiana Gov. Bob Orr.

Family and Community: chairman, Marilyn Thayer of Louisiana, chairman of the Louisiana Federation of Republican Women; co-chairman, Richard Montoya of New Mexico, former assistant U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

Agriculture and Rural Community Development: chairman, Ralph Knobel, Nebraska; co-chairmen, Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Rep. Jan Meyers of Kansas.

Energy, Environment and Transportation: chairman, Margaret Hance, former mayor of Phoenix; co-chairman, Rep. Bud Shuster of Pennsylvania.

Defense: chairman, Rep. Robert Livingston of Louisiana; co-chairman, Angela ″Bay″ Buchanan, former U.S. treasurer, from California.

Foreign Policy: chairman, former Rep. Tom Loeffler of Texas; co-chairman, Rep. Bill McCollum of Florida.

Sen. Bob Kasten of Wisconsin and Rep. Jerry Lewis of California are co- chairman of the full committee, and New Jersey Assembly Speaker Chuck Hardwick is vice-chairman.

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