Seth Church of Fairbanks hits dance floor with Ronna McDaniel, head of RNC


Eight members of the Alaska Republican Party are in Charlotte, N.C. for the summer meeting of the Republican National Committee. Charlotte is the location for the Republican National Convention, Aug. 24–27, 2020, when the party will nominate its choice for president.

Spotted on the dance floor on Thursday was Fairbanks’ Seth Church, who is the Finance Chair of the Alaska Republican Party, and he was dancing with none other than Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the RNC.

Seth Church, who is managing member at Jewel Isaac construction firm in Fairbanks, was also photographed with former RNC Chair Reince Preibus, and HUD Secretary Ben Carson. (Carson ran for president in 2016 and took 11 percent of the Alaska Republican Party’s Presidential Preference Poll, the highest percentage he won from any state. Bethel, Alaska Republicans gave Carson 41.5 percent of their vote during the PPP.)

Seth Church with Reince Preibus in Charlotte, N.C.
Seth Church with Ben Carson in Charlotte, N.C.

Others in Charlotte from Alaska are Alaska Republican Party Chairman Glenn Clary, Vice Chairwoman Ann Brown, National Committeeman Peter Goldberg, and National Committeewoman Cynthia Henry. Spouses in attendance were Debbie Clary, Fred Brown, and Ken Henry. The group is doing a site visit of the convention host city and attending political meetings and meet-and-greets.

The RNC has raised significantly more cash than the Democratic National Committee, raising over double the amount of money in June — more than $20 million in June, and ending the month with $43 million in the bank. The DNC raised $8 million, and ended the month with $9.5 million in the bank and significant debt. In May, the RNC broke fundraising records when it raised $14.6 million.

The RNC unveiled the convention logo during the meeting, with an image of Charlotte’s iconic crown in blue with a red elephant in front of it, decorated by stars: