Ward named to Platform Committee

Published 10:43 am Friday, August 31, 2012

Sen. Cam Ward is attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Republican National Convention Chairman, Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, has named Sen. Cam Ward to the Subcommittee on Foreign Policy and National Security.

Ward (R-Alabaster) represents Chilton County.

“I am honored to serve our country and our party on the platform committee,” Ward said. “The platform defines what we believe in as Republicans, and I’m excited to work with fellow conservatives across our great nation to shape our guiding principles. With the rising threats of instability in the Middle East and China’s continued disregard for honest trade policies, we cannot neglect foreign policy in this upcoming presidential election.”

Each state gets one male and one female representative on the Platform Committee. In 2008, the male member was then-Representative, now Gov. Robert Bentley, who served as Alabama’s voice for conservative values. As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Alabama Senate, Ward brings experience working to find conservative, business-focused solutions to the problems in the judicial system and Alabama trade relations with the rest of the world, a news release issued by Ward reads. He also holds a degree in International Relations, which could help guide the Foreign Policy and Security subcommittee’s mission of “America Leading The World.”

“We have a great group of true conservatives serving on our platform committee,” McDonnell said. “I’m happy to have colleagues like Sen. Cam Ward to help us guide in this process.”

The Republican Nation Convention is being held in Tampa, Fla. through Tuesday. The Platform Committee will meet to begin its work on drafting the platform for Gov. Mitt Romney, Congressman Paul Ryan and Republican candidates throughout the country.

“This is going to be a great week spent helping our party to organize and ratify our conservative principles,” Ward said. “We’re going to rally our troops for the fall, and we are going to win the White House for Gov. Romney.”

This will be the fifth Republican National Convention Ward has attended and his first serving on the Platform Committee for the national party.