PA GOP Vice-Chair Joyce Haas Elected to Key Post at Republican National Convention

PA GOP Vice Chair Joyce Haas

PA GOP Vice Chair and Centre County Resident Joyce Haas

HARRISBURG – Centre County resident and Republican Party of Pennsylvania Vice Chair Joyce Haas was elected to represent Pennsylvania on the Republican National Convention’s Rules Committee during a meeting of the Keystone State’s delegation in Harrisburg this weekend.

The news comes just weeks after Haas was elected as an at-large delegate by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania in July.

The Republican National Committee’s Rules Committee has been reviewing and modifying the Rules of the Republican Party for the past three years. The Convention Rules Committee will review these changes and propose final Rules, as amended, for adoption by the convention. Haas will be joined on the Committee by Philadelphia resident and PA GOP General Counsel Lawrence Tabas.

“I am honored to have been selected by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania to represent our Commonwealth at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer,” Republican Party of Pennsylvania Vice-Chair Joyce Haas said. “Having traveled to 50 counties already this year, I have seen the massive surge in Republican enthusiasm.  Pennsylvanians are excited at the opportunity to send Donald Trump to the White House, and I’m honored to have the privilege to help our Republican nominee have the best Convention possible.”

The following Republicans from the Fifth Congressional District will be joining Haas at the Convention after winning elections held during the Primary on April 26th: Delegates Ash Khare, James Klein and C. Arnold McClure, and Alternate Delegates Justin Gallagher and Sheila Sterrett.

About Joyce Haas

Joyce Haas is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with degrees in English and Speech Communications. She has taught English and Speech at both high school and university levels. Joyce has been active in politics since writing a master’s paper in the 1970s outlining the speaking role that the Vice President plays in the national administration.

Joyce Haas has worked statewide on campaigns for George H. W. Bush, Senator Rick Santorum, Attorney General Mike Fisher, George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, Governor Tom Corbett and many others during her years of service for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania.

Joyce has been a member of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania since 1986 and has served as Co-chairman of the Central Pennsylvania Caucus from 1990-2006. She has represented Pennsylvania at six Republican National Conventions and served on the Bi-Laws Committee, the Platform Committee and co-chairman for Pennsylvania as they hosted the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.

Joyce retired from U.S. Airways as a Customer Service Agent and also served as a Product Specialist for the Ford Motor Company.

Joyce resides in State College with her architect husband, John C. Haas. Joyce and John volunteer together in many community activities such as the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County and The Centre County United Way.