#RNC Day 2: Gov. Chris Christie, Dr. Ben Carson & More To Speak

republican national convention speakersAfter making headlines, from Melania Trump's speech to the Republican nominee himself, the 2016 Republican National Convention (RNC) continues on Tuesday in Cleveland, Ohio, with the theme of "Make America Work Again."

A wide range of speakers will be on stage on Tuesday, including U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23), U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) Governor Asa Hutchison (R-AR), Dr. Ben Carson, television star Kimberlin Brown, professional golfer Natalie Gublis, UFC President Dana White, Tiffany Trump, and Donald Trump, Jr.

A list of today's program speakers and their backgrounds follows. The speakers are part of the prime-time program, which will follow Tuesday's nomination process.

TUESDAY, JULY 19

Sharon Day, Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee

Dana White, President, Ultimate Fighting Championship

Governor Asa Hutchison, Governor of Arkansas

Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas Attorney General

Michael B. Mukasey, Former Attorney General

Andy Wist, Businessman

Andy Wist founded the Standard Waterproofing Company in 1979. Beginning in his mom's basement in Brooklyn, Andy grew the company into one of the largest roofing, waterproofing, and landmark restoration companies in New York City, which today counts more than 180 employees and is headquartered in the Bronx.

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin)

Elected in 2010, Johnson has been fighting to get the country's fiscal house in order. He is focused on reining in government spending and bringing jobs back to the people of Wisconsin. Before being elected to office, Johnson started a polyester and plastics manufacturing business, PACUR, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Running this small business, Johnson did everything from operating the equipment to keeping the company books.

Chris Cox, Executive Director of NRA Institute for Legislative Action

Chris Cox directs NRA's nationwide legislative and political efforts. As a champion of the right to bear arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, Cox has directed NRA's electoral efforts at every level. He has been at the forefront of efforts resisting Obama administration gun control initiatives as well as abuses of power, including the Justice Department's Operation Fast and Furious effort that knowingly allowed guns to "walk" to Mexican drug cartels.

Natalie Gulbis, Professional Golfer

Natalie Gulbis is a professional golfer playing on the U.S.-based LPGA tour. The California native has played golf since the age of four and earned second place in Rookie of the Year points during her first year on tour in 2002. Gulbis starred in the 2005 and 2006 reality show, The Natalie Gulbis Show, which aired on The Golf Channel. Gulbis wrote a much-talked about piece on golf.com entitled "The Donald Trump I Know" in which she voiced her strong support for Donald Trump to become President of the United States.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell(R-Kentucky)

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell has represented the state of Kentucky since 1985, making him the state's longest-serving senator. McConnell also serves in the Senate leadership; he is currently the Senate Majority Leader, which is the chamber's highest-ranking Republican. Before assuming that role, he served an eight-year term as Senate Minority Leader.

U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI-1)

U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is the chairman of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin, Ryan has spent his life advocating for real solutions that help increase opportunities for all Americans. He first won election to the U.S. House in 1999, and during his tenure, he has become known for his leadership on budget and fiscal matters.

U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy(R-CA-23)

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has represented California in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2007. A fourth-generation resident of Kern County, California, he grew up in a working-class family and ran a small business, Kevin O's Deli. He has applied this background to his work on behalf of small businesses and reducing the burdens of taxes and regulations.

Governor Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was a candidate for president in the 2016 Republican primary. First elected governor in 2010, he was re-elected to his second term in 2013. The governor's top priorities include balancing the state's budget, education reform, and changing the national conversation about drug addiction and treatment.

Tiffany Trump, Daughter of Donald Trump

Tiffany Trump was born October 13, 1993 to Donald Trump and Marla Maples. Raised in California, she is the second-youngest of Donald Trump's children. Tiffany graduated from the University of Pennsylvania this spring with a double major in sociology and urban studies. She is a fashion model, singer, and influential presence on social media.

Kerry Woolard, General Manager, Trump Winery

Kerry Woolard is the General Manager at Trump Winery, a 1,300-acre estate located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, Kerry has 15 years of winery management experience and has contributed wine columns for the Wine Gazette and USA Today. In her role at Trump Winery, Kerry oversees all operations and has worked with Donald Trump to make the business a huge success.

Donald Trump, Jr., Son of Donald Trump and EVP, The Trump Organization

Donald J. Trump, Jr. is an innovator and leader in today's business world. As an Executive Vice President at The Trump Organization, Donald Jr. works in tandem with his siblings Ivanka and Eric to expand the company's real estate, retail, commercial, hotel and golf interests nationally and internationally. His extensive real estate development experience, rigorous education and inherent business sense add a level of detail and depth to the management of all current and future Trump projects.

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia)

When elected in 2015, Senator Shelly Moore Capito achieved two historic firsts: she became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in West Virginia's history, and in garnering more than 62 percent of the vote and winning all 55 counties, she secured the largest margin of victory for a Republican in a statewide race in the history of West Virginia. Capito has already sponsored more than 100 pieces of legislation in the Senate and is the only freshman to chair a subcommittee on the Appropriations Committee. Capito previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she represented West Virginia's Second District for 14 years.

Dr. Ben Carson, Neurosurgeon

A candidate for the presidency in the 2016 Republican primary, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson grew up in a poor, single-parent household in Detroit, Michigan. Initially a student earning mediocre grades, his mother encouraged him to read and cultivated his love of learning. Between his degrees, Carson worked as an X-ray technician, a bank teller, a school bus driver, a supervisor for highway cleanup crews, and a crane operator in a steel factory.

Kimberlin Brown, Actor

An actress best known for her roles in the television dramas The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, Kimberlin Brown is also a California avocado farmer, host of The Design Network show Dramatic Design, and a small business owner.

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