SALINA, KANSAS — Senator J.R. Claeys (R-Salina) was elected over the weekend as a delegate to the 2024 Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Claeys was also elected to the role in 2020.

“I look forward to representing Republicans from the Big First District of Kansas when I cast a vote for Donald Trump to be the Republican nominee for President of the United States,” said Claeys. “The Biden Border Crisis has made Kansas a border state, so we must act now to fight the cartels bringing fentanyl and human trafficking victims across our border.”

Claeys will vote on behalf of Kansas Republicans for a Republican nominee for president, as well as the development of the Republican Party platform.

“Our values are represented in the Republican Party platform,” said Claeys. “It is important that it continue to support our fundamental rights, the right to life, the right to bear arms, and the basic economic freedom that low taxes provide.”

Claeys was a regional field director for the Trump campaign in Iowa and Nebraska during the 2020 election. He also worked for the Republican National Committee in Georgia for the 2021 Senate runoffs in that state. Currently he works to elect Republican candidates, including Attorney General Kris Kobach and State Treasurer Steven Johnson.

The Trump campaign endorsed Claeys for the role of Delegate from the Big First Congressional District as a member of the Trump slate. (

“The consequences of electing Joe Biden are clear and indisputable,” said Claeys. “Inflation skyrocketing, robbing Kansans of the American Dream, putting higher education and home ownership out of reach for more and more Americans.”

The Republican National Convention is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin July 15-18, 2024.