Of the 66 delegates from Ohio at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, delegate Sherri Carbo from South Lebanon is experiencing her first convention.
“It’s been very exciting,” Carbo said.
Carbo, along with the other Ohio delegates, attended Wednesday’s breakfast, where House Speaker Paul Ryan was a keynote speaker.
The South Lebanon native said she wasn’t quite sure what to expect coming into to this week’s Republican gathering.
“I really didn’t,” Carbo said when asked if she had an expectation for this week’s event. “I heard stories and asked other people what it was like to be a delegate and past conventions. I certainly watched them all on TV.”
Despite maintaining a positive attitude for this week’s convention, Carbo admitted that the Ohio delegates do feel slighted about where they’re seated on the convention floor.
“Delegates feel slighted, yes they do,” Carbo told News Center 7’s James Brown.
Traditionally, delegates from the host state sit in the front row of the convention, but instead Ohio is tucked toward the back of the floor at the Quicken Loans Arena.
At the end of the day though, Carbo said she’s more about the positives at the convention and representing the people of South Lebanon.
“I’m proud to represent all of them here,” Carbo said.