Two BR Trump Supporters Likely for Electoral College
Two Republican leaders from Baton Rouge — Lennie Rhys and Scott Wilfong — are likely perform one of the nation’s most sacred duties later this year when the Electoral College meets to vote for President of the United States.
Rhys and Wilfong will be on the ballot statewide Nov. 8 representing Donald Trump. With Trump leading strongly in the polls in Louisiana, they are likely to cast two of Louisiana’s eight Electoral College votes.
Scott Wilfong is a Baton Rouge business owner with a long history of involvement in Louisiana politics. A member of the Republican State Central Committee since 2004, Wilfong chairs the Rules Committee of the state party.
He served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2008 and 2012 and as a Presidential elector for the 6th district of Louisiana in 2012.
In addition to his political work, Scott serves on various non-profit boards and committees. He is a member of the Louisiana Baptist Convention Executive Board and serves as secretary of the Parkview Baptist School board of directors in Baton Rouge. Scott and his wife Jacqueline have two children — Alex, 10, and Trevor, 6.
Lennie Rhys is a native of Minden. She holds three earned degrees from LSU — B.S. in Speech, M.Ed. in Reading, and a Ph.D. in Literacy with a minor concentration in psychology.
Her classroom experience began in Iberville Parish, then East Baton Rouge Parish as a Reading specialist. She taught on the faculty of the Department of Education at University of Louisiana-Lafayette until her retirement. She is the widow of Mervyn Rhys, a local radio and TV executive with WAFB-TV and 98.1. She has four children and 5 grandchildren.
Lennie’s interest in politics began in high school when she participated in campaigns for class and student council offices and continued through the years. She is now the Executive Director of Louisiana Strong, a conservative grassroots organization to promote the education and participation by citizens in the governmental process. She was a Louisiana Delegate-at-Large for Donald Trump to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio in 2016.