Who is eligible to become a delegate to the State Convention?
All delegates and alternates are elected at county or senatorial district conventions that were held on either April 14 or April 21, 2012. At each local convention, a Nominations Committee recommended a slate of names to bring before the full convention for consideration.
Just curious as to how one is actually "nominated" as a delegate? Are they typically business leaders, local/state politicians, office holders? Who are they generally speaking?
In some counties, they split up into precincts to caucus to elect delegates/alternates. In other's there is a Nominations Committee that selects them. The Permanent Chair who is approved by the convention body will appoint the committee. In some counties, there is a combination. But, ultimately, it is determined(directly or indirectly) by whoever shows up.
In a normal year (this one was anything but because of redistricting court fights) all you need do is vote in the republican primary and then show back up after the polls close for your precinct convention, get yourself elected as a delegate to your county or senatorial district convention, attend that and get yourself elected as a delegate to the state convention where, if you want, you can try to get yourself elected as a delegate to the national convention.
Simple as that!