1980

  • Elsie with Vice-President Bush at Duquesne University graduation
Appointed Co-chair of the Pennsylvania Reagan-Bush Campaign. She was also elected as a George Bush Delegate to the 1980 Republican National Convention in Detroit.

1984

Appointed Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania Reagan-Bush Reelection Campaign. She was also elected Delegate to the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas.

1986

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  • Elsie with Senator Arlen Specter and NYC Mayor Rudy Guilaini and President Reagan
Appointed State Chairman for Specter for United States Senate. She also served on the State Campaign leadership for William Scranton, III for Governor Campaign.

1987

  • Elsie meeting with Vice-President George Bush in his office
Appointed General Chairman of the Pennsylvania George Bush for President Committee. Also serves on the George Bush National Steering Committee.

1988

Elected Chairman of the Pennsylvania Electoral College.

1988

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  • Elsie with First Lady Barbara Bush at White House party and with President George HW Bush
Chairman of the Pennsylvania Inaugural Committee and Presidential Transition Advisory Committee.

1989

Appointed White House Fellowship Commission and member of the Presidential Drug Advisory Committee.

1988

  • Elsie and Joe Paterno on convention floor
Elected Delegate to the Republican National Convention and serves as Co-Chairman of the Pennsylvania Delegation in New Orleans.