The Electors: 2016’s unlikely celebrities.

 

Now here’s a group with a high-profile task normally cloaked in anonymity but which is anything but now.

 

Ultimately, they are not anonymous and this is a wonderful thing about the American system of Presidential elections. The electoral college serves many “stabilizing” and self-regulating functions when Americans choose their President every 4 years, despite what shrill hags like Barbara Boxer may think. One crucial aspect about the electors who carry out the will of their respective state’s voters is that their identity is public and transparent. The electoral college is not a mysterious cabal of shadowy figures who meets in secrecy; their identities are available for those who seek.

 

Thing is, usually Presidential elections are not as “jittery” as the 2016 one has been, and will be.   The electors have now assumed a very visible role in this circus.

 

In 2016, the electors find themselves in an unusual position: the spotlight.

 

Normally they have a job to do and are able to do it with nary a raised eyebrow, but not this Winter, when on December 19, they congregate in rooms across the nation to cast their vote which, in theory, should reflect the assigned will of the voters.

 

Today, these people find they are political celebrities.

 

On one side, they have sobbing, hashtag-wielding hipsters, on the other, angry, 2nd Amendment toting alt-righters. Not an enviable position.

 

 

 

The list, from heavy.com:

 

 

Alabama Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors for Alabama.

Frank Burt, Jr. of Bay Minette
Will Sellers of Montgomery
James “Jim” Eldon Wilson of Montgomery
J. Elbert Peters Huntsville
Mary Sue McClurkin of Indian Springs
Robert. A. “Bob” Cusanelli of Carrollton
Perry Hooper Jr. of Pike Road (elector certification here)
Grady H. Thornton of Birmingham (elector certification here)
Alaska Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Sean Parnell of Palmer (served as Governor of Alaska from 2009 to 2014.)
Jacqueline Tupou of Juneau
Carolyn Leman of Anchorage
Arizona Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Bruce Ash of Tucson
Walter Begay Jr. of Kayenta
Sharon Giese of Mesa
Robert Graham of Phoenix (GOP Chair)
Alberto Gutier of Phoenix
Jerry Hayden of Scottsdale
Carole Joyce of Phoenix
Jane Pierpoint Lynch of Phoenix (According to Politico, she plans to vote for Gary Johnson in the electoral college or a write-in, not Trump)
J. Foster Morgan of Glendale
James O’Connor of Scottsdale
Edward Robson of Phoenix
Arkansas Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Jonelle Fulmer
Jonathan Barnett
Keith Gibson
Sharon Wright
Tommy Land
John Nabholz
California Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

Dustin Reed
John Ryan
Faith Garamendi
Kathleen Scott
Timothy Farley
Analea Patterson
Janine Bera
Denise Wells
Mark Headley
Susan Eggman
James Donahue
Christine Pelosi
Saundra Andrews
Mark Olbert
Donna Ireland
Steven Diebert
Steve Spinner
Celine Purcell
Javier Gonzalez
Vinzenz Koller
Ana Huerta
Stephen Natoli
Andres Ramos
Gail Teton-Landis
Natalie Fortman
Shawn Terris
David Warmuth
Laurence Zakson
Nury Martinez
Sheldon Malchicoff
Cathy Morris
Benjamin Cardenas
Edward Buck
Olivia Reyes-Becerra
Robert Torres
Priscilla Richardson
Gwen Moore
Jacki Cisneros
John MacMurray
Marie Torres
Jane Block
Andrew Krakoff
Karen Waters
Dorothy Vann
Sandra Aduna
Gregory Willenborg
Carmen Perez
Raymond Cordova
Francine Busby
Patrick Drinan
Christine Kehoe
Katherine Lyon
Shirley Weber
Eileen Feinstein Mariano
Laphonza Butler
Colorado Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

Terry Phillips of Louisville
Mary Beth Corsentino of Pueblo
Jerad Sutton of Greeley
Robert Nemanich of Colorado Springs
Amy Drayer of Greenwood Village
Ann Knollman of Arvada
Sen. Rollie Heath of Boulder (state legislator since 2008)
Hon. Polly Baca of Denver (American politician, first Hispanic woman elected to Colorado State Senate)
Micheal Baca of Denver
Connecticut Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

Barbara Gordon of West Hartford
Ellen Nurse of Hartford
Edward Piazza of New Haven
Tyisha Walker of New Haven
Christopher Rosario of Bridgeport
Robert Godfrey of Danbury
Steven Jones of Tolland
Delaware Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

Lynn Fuller
Lydia York
Linda Cavanaugh
D.C. Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

Anita Bonds
Jack Evans
Franklin Garcia
Florida Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Ade Aderibigbe
Larry Ahern
Brian Ballard
Kristy Banks
Michael Barnett
LizBeth Benacquisto
Robin Bernstein
Pam Bondi (current Attorney General of Florida)
John Browning
Sharon Day
Dena DeCamp
Nick D
Jeremy Evans
John Falconetti
Peter Feaman
Kat Gates-Skipper
Joe Gruters
Debbie Hannifan
Blaise Ingoglia (Chair of the Republican Party of Florida. Contact information is here.)
Tony Ledbetter (chairman of the Volusia County Republican Executive Committee since 2012. He works for the Trump campaign in Northeast Florida as the political regional director.)
Mike Moberley
Susan Moore
Joe Negron (Republican member of the Florida State Senate since 2009)
Clint Pate
Ray Rodrigues
Carlos Trujillo
Robert Watkins
Susie Wiles
Christian Ziegler
Georgia Electors’ Names
The following are the presidential electors for Georgia. One Georgia elector, Boaky Nguyen Vu, already announced that he would not vote for Trump, but would instead be a faithless elector, according to NBC 11. However, before he could vote he ended up resigning as an elector instead. He’ll be replaced by an alternate.

Bruce Allen Azevedo
Brian K Burdette
Lott Harris Dill
John David Elliott
James Randolph Evans
Bobbie D. Frantz
Linda D. Herren
Rachel Blackstone Little
Deborah M. McCord
Michael Neil McNeely
Mary L. Padgett
Neil L. Pruitt
Joshua Kirk Shook
Frank B. Strickland
Baoky Nguyen Vu (resigned, will be replaced by alternate)
John B. White
Hawaii Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

John Bickel
Janice Bond
Marie (Dolly) Strazar
David Mulinix
Idaho Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Jennifer Locke
Melinda Smyser (Republican Idaho State Senator)
Layne Bangerter
Caleb Lakey
Illinois Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors. There are 20 total and this only lists 19.

Toni Preckwinkle (Cook County Board President)
Carrie Austin (alderman of the 34th ward of the City of Chicago)
Silvana Tabares
Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (Cook County Board of Commissioners)
Pam Cullerton
Nancy Shepardson
Vera Davis
William Marovitz (American lawyer and politician involved in real estate)
Barbara Flynn Currie (member of Illinois House of Representatives)
John R. Daley
Michelle Mussman
Lauren Beth Gash of Highland Park
Kevin Duffy Blackburn of Joliet
Jerry Costello of Belleville (former U.S. Representative to the 12th district)
Carol Ammons of Urbana
Mark Guethle of North Aurora
Flint Taylor of McLeansboro
John Nelson of Rockford
Don Johnston of Rock Island
Twentieth elector unknown
Indiana Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Stephanie Beckley
Kevin Steen
Kelly Mitchell
Daniel Bortner
Laura Campbell
Jeff Cardwell
Donald Hayes
Randall Kirkpatrick
Edwin Simcox
Ethan Manning
Chuck Williams
Iowa Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

James Whitmer
Don Kass
Dylan Keller
Alan Braun
Krut Brown
Polly Granzow
Kansas Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Ashley J. McMillan of Concordia (vice party chair)
Helen Van Etten of Topeka (national committeewoman)
Mark Kahrs of Wichita (national committeeman)
Ron Estes of Wichita (Kansas State Treasurer)
Clayton L. Barker of Leawood (party executive director)
Kelly Arnold of Wichita (party chair)
Kentucky Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Jim Skaggs (Politico lists him as a Republican Trump skeptic who wasn’t sure he’d vote for Trump on Election Day)
David Disponett
Robert Duncan
Michael Carter
Scott Lasley
Walter Reichert
Mary Singleton
Troy Sheldon
Louisiana Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Chris D. Trahan
Lloyd A. Harsh
Charles L. “Charlie” Buckels
Louis Avalone
Kay Kellogg Katz
Lennie Rhys
Garret Monti
Steven “Scott” Wilfong
Maine Electors’ Names
The following are the presidential electors, three Democrat and one Republican.

Diane Denk (She preferred Bernie over Sanders, according to Politico, but still supported Clinton)
David Bright of Dixmont
Sam Shapiro of Winslow
Richard Bennett (R) of Oxford
Maryland Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

Lesley Israel
Robert Leonard
Lillian Holmes
Salome Peters
Hagner Mister
Claudia Martin
Courtney Watson
Karen Britto
Susan Ness
Wayne Rogers
Massachusetts Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

Nazda Alam
Mary Gail Cokkinias
Marie Turley
Dori Dean
Donna Smith
Cheryl Cumings
Marc Pacheco
Curtis Lemay
Jason Palitsch
Paul Yorkis
Parwez Wahid
Michigan Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

John Haggard
Jack Holmes
Kelly Mitchell
Judy Rapanos
Henry Hatter
Robert Weitt
Wyckham Seelig
Ross Ensign
Michael Banerian
Brian Fairbrother
Ken Crider
Mary Vaughn
Jim Rhoades (a “motorcycle lobbyist“)
William Rauwerdink
Hank Fuhs
Joseph Guzman
Minnesota Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

Fred Knudson
Roger Gehrke
Marge Hoffa
Raymond Hess
Muhammed Abdurrahman
Betsy O’Berry
Mike Wammer
Mary Murphy
Jules Goldstein
Sherrie Pugh
Mississippi Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Ann Hebert
Joe F. Sanderson Jr.
Bradley R. White
J. Kelley Williams
William G. Yates Jr.
Wirt A. Yerger, Jr.
Missouri Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Tim Dreste (an “anti-abortion radical” according to Politico)
Jan DeWeese
Hector Maldonado
Sherry Kuttenkuler
Casey Crawford
Tom Brown
Cherry Warren
Scott Clark
Al Rotskoff
Susie Johnson
Montana Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Thelma Baker
Nancy Ballance
Dennis Scranton
Nebraska Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Phil Berlin
John Dinkel
Chuck Conrad
Craig Safranek
Paul Burger
Nevada Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

Dayananda Prabhu Rachakonda
Larry Jackson
Joetta Brown
Paul Catha II (A Bernie Sanders supporter)
Greg Gardella
Teresa Benitez-Thompson
New Hampshire Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

Bev Hollingworth
Terie Norelli
Carol Shea Porter
Dudley Dudley
New Jersey Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

Alaa R. Abdelaziz of Paterson
Tahsina Ahmed of Haledon
Anthony Cureton of Englewood
Lizette Delgado-Polanco of Ewing
Edward Farmer of Piscataway
Christopher D. James of East Orange
Leroy J. Jones Jr. of East Orange
Retha R. Onitiri of Clarksburg
Marlene Prieto of Secaucus
Ronald G. Rios of Carteret
Hetty M. Rosenstein of South Orange
Kelly Steward Maer of Manasquan
Mary Ann Wardlow of Lawnside
Heriberta Loretta Winters of Williamstown
New Mexico Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

Lorraine Spradling
Edward Torres
Noyola Archibeque
John Padilla
Roxanne Allen
New York Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

William J. Clinton
Andrew M. Cuomo (Governor of New York since 2011)
Kathy C. Hochul (Lieutenant Governor of New York)
Thomas P. DiNapoli (54th Comptroller of New York)
Eric T. Schneiderman (New York Attorney General)
Carl E. Heastie (Speaker of the New York State Assembly)
Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Bill de Blasio (Mayor of New York City)
Letitia A. James (New York City Public Advocate)
Scott M. Stringer (New York City Comptroller)
Melissa Mark-Viverito
Byron W. Brown (Mayor of Buffalo, New York)
Christine C. Quinn (former Speaker of the New York City Council)
Basil A. Smikle, Jr.
Melissa Sklarz
Mario F. Cilento
Rhonda Weingarten
George K. Gresham
Daniel F. Donohue
Stuart H. Appelbaum
Gary S. LaBarbera
Lovely A. Warren (Mayor of Rochester, New York)
Stephanie A. Miner (Mayor of Syracuse, New York)
Katherine M. Sheehan (Mayor of Albany, New York)
Anastasia M. Somoza
Sandra Ung
Ruben Diaz, Jr. (President of the Borough of the Bronx in New York City)
Hazel L. Ingram (93-years-old)
Rachel D. Gold
North Carolina Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Linda Harper
Charles Staley
Karen Kozel
Martha Jenkins
Celeste Stanley
Donald Webb
Robert Muller
Jennifer Dunbar
Andrea Arterburn
Glenn Pinckney Sr.
Mark Delk
David Speight
Ann Sullivan
Lee Green
David Smuski
North Dakota Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Duane Mutch
John Olson
Ronald Carlisle
Ohio Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Marilyn Ashcraft (Secretary of the Ohio Republican Party)
Curt Braden (member of the Stark County Board of Elections)
Rep. Christina Hagan (R-Alliance)
Lee-Ann Johnson (wife of U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson)
Ralph King (Cleveland-area Tea Party activist)
Alex Triantafilou (Hamilton County GOP Chair)
Mary Anne Christie
Corey Schottenstein
Jim Dicke II
Cheryl Blakely
Richard Jones
Tom Coyne
Judy Westbrock
Leonard Hubert (Civil rights advocate supporting Trump; head of Ohio’s Civil Rights Commission)
Tracey Winbush
James Wert
Brian Schottenstein
Ed Crawford
Oklahoma Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

David Oldham
Teresa Lyn Turner
Mark Thomas
Bobby Cleveland
Lauree Elizabeth Marshall
Charles W. Potts
George W. Wiland, Jr.
Oregon Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

Frank James Dixon of Portland
Karen A. Packer of Newberg
Austin Folnagy of Klamath Falls
Leon H. Coleman of Aloha
Harry W. “Sam” Sappington III of Albany
Timothy Norman Powers Rowan of Portland
Laura Gillpatrick of Eugene
Pennsylvania Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Robert Asher
Mary Barket
Robert Bozzuto
Theodore (Ted) Christian
Michael Downing
Margaret Ferraro
Robert Gleason
Christopher Gleason
Joyce Haas
*Ash Khare
James McErlane
*Elstina Pickett
Patricia Poprik
Andrew Reilly
Carol Sides
Glora “Lee” Snover
Richard Stewart
Lawrence Tabas
Christine Toretti
Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh
Rhode Island Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

Clay Pell
Grace Diaz
L. Susan Weiner
Frank J. Montanaro
South Carolina Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Glenn McCall
Matt Moore
Terry Hardesty
Jim Ulmer
Brenda Bedenbaugh
Bill Conley
Shery Smith
Moye Graham
Jerry Rovner
South Dakota Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Marty Jackley (Attorney General of South Dakota)
Dennis Daugaard (32nd Governor of South Dakota since 2011, listed as a Trump skeptic by Politico)
Matt Michels (Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota)
Tennessee Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Beth Scott Clayton Amos (State Executive Committee member for the Republican party)
Joey Jacobs of Brentwood (Pres & CEO of Acadia Healthcare)
Jason Mumpower (Bristol)
Susan Mills (Maryville)
Liz Holiway (Harriman)
Lynne Davis (Lascassas)
Tom Lawless (Nashville)
Mike Callahan (Monterey)
Pat Allen (Clarksville)
Shannon Haynes (Alamo)
Drew Daniel (Memphis)
Texas Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

In Texas, one elector has already spoken out. Voter Hannah Moskowitz write elector John E. Harper and sought to get him to change his vote from Trump to Clinton. Harper worte Moskowitz back and referred to Clinton as a despicable person and threatened legal action against Hannah. (See more about the letter in Heavy’s story here.)

Marty Rhymes (Suspicious of Trump, but believes the Clintons are tied to numerous deaths)
Thomas Moon
Carol Sewell
John Harper (Chastised a person who suggested he should vote for Clinton instead)
Sherrill Lenz
Nicholas Ciggelakis
Will Hickman
Landon Estay
Rex Lamb
Rosemary Edwards
Matt Stringer
Shellie Surles
Melissa Kalka
Sandra Cararas
David Thackston
Robert Bruce
Margie Forster
Scott Mann
Marian K. Stanko
Tina Gibson
Ken Muenzter
Alexander Kim (Received a letter from a concerned voter and said he would vote for Trump. “I have no desire for her to become President.”)
Virginia Abel
Curtis Nelson
Kenneth Clark
Candace Noble
Fred Farias
John Dillard
Tom Knight
Marian Knowlton
Rex Teter
Stephen (Chris) Suprun Jr. (Said he’d have trouble supporting Trump, but later denied he said that, according to Politico)
Jon Jewett
Susan Fischer
Lauren (Loren?) Byers – (Once called Trump a “loose cannon” but told Politico would still vote for Trump in the Electoral College)
William Greene
Mary Lou Erben
Arthur Sisneros (Member of the “liberty movement,” he was recruited to cast his vote against Trump. But now he’s changed his mind)
Utah Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Cherilyn Eagar (Host of “The Liberty Lineup” on talk radio who believes in empowering electors to remove an oligarchy)
Kris Kimball
Jeremy Jenkins
Peter Greathouse (a Trump skeptic)
Chia-Chi Teng
Richard Snelgrove
Vermont Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

Peter Shumlin
Martha Allen
Tim Jerman (Bernie Sanders supporter)
Virginia Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors.

Bethany J. Rowland of Chesapeake
Debra Stevens Fitzgearld of Harrisonburg
James Harold Allen Boyd of Culpeper
Jasper L. Hendricks, III of Pamplin
Jeanette C. Sarver of Dublin
K. James O’Connor, Jr. of Manassas
Kathy Stewart Shupe of Sterling
Keith A. Scarborough of Woodbridge
Lashrecse D. Aird of Petersburg
Susan Johnson Rowland of Chesapeake
Terry C. Frye of Bristol
Virginia L. Peters of Alexandria
Vivian J. Paige of Norfolk
Washington Electors’ Names
The following are the Democrat presidential electors. At least two electors have publicly said that they may be faithless electors and not vote for Clinton.

Elizabeth Caldwell
Dan Carpita
Peter Chiafalo (He previously said he wasn’t sure if he would vote for Clinton, but might be a “conscientious elector” and ignore his state’s popular vote.)
Levi Guerra
Eric Herde
Joshua Ivey
Esther John
Julie Johnson
Varisha Khan
Chris Porter
Robert Satiacum, Jr. (A member of the Puyallup Tribe, he has said he will not vote for Clinton because he believes she is a “criminal who doesn’t care enough about American Indians.” He doesn’t like Trump either.)
Phillip Tyler
West Virginia Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Ron Foster
Patrick Morrisey (Attorney General of West Virginia)
Ann Urling
Mac Warner
Waiting on name of 5th elector
Wisconsin Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Kim Travis of Williams Bay
Kim Babler of Madison
Brian Westrate of Fall Creek
Brad Courtney of Whitefish Bay
Kathy Kiernan of Richfield
Dan Feyen of Fond du Lac
Jim Miller of Hayward
Bill Berglund of Sturgeon Bay
Steve King of Janesville
Mary Buestrin of River Hills
Wyoming Electors’ Names
The following are the Republican presidential electors.

Bonnie Foster
Teresa Richards
Karl Allred

 

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