Congressional representatives Shelley Moore Capito and David McKinley will be among the more than 80 members of the state delegation at the convention.
Other delegates include Republican gubernatorial nominee Bill Maloney; former state Secretary of State Betty Ireland; state Sen. Mike Hall, the party's nominee for state treasurer; Charleston City Councilman Chris Dodrill; and Kanawha County Delegate Eric Nelson.
"This will be a first," Nelson said. "It follows my father going 40 years ago for Ronald Reagan."
His father, former Kanawha County Delegate Eric Nelson Sr., represented the state at the 1972 and 1976 GOP conventions.
The younger Nelson said he was looking forward to more than convention events.
"First and foremost for me is meeting other legislators and the interaction so I can hopefully bring home some interesting pieces of information that can help us in this state," he said.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will officially accept their party's nomination for president and vice-president on Wednesday and Thursday.
Lucas said Romney's selection of Ryan as his running mate has boosted enthusiasm among the state's Republican base.
"After Ryan was announced that Saturday, our voicemail box on Monday was full of people asking for Romney-Ryan signs," Lucas said. "That's really the energy I'm feeling down here from all states, that it was such an exciting pick for the party and the country."
While he said there's a lot of enthusiasm, a potential storm is brewing for next week - literally.
Meteorologists say it's possible that Tropical Storm Isaac, currently churning over the Caribbean, may strengthen into a hurricane and hit the Florida coast early Monday.
"That's the elephant in the room, no pun intended," Lucas said.
He said party officials continue monitoring the weather reports. While they have a backup plan in case the storm hits Tampa head-on, he said that has not been made public.
Meanwhile, Lucas said officials are continuing to move forward with convention events as planned.
Lucas said West Virginians - Democrats and Republicans - should pay attention to the convention next week. He said traditional West Virginia Democrats might find the national platform lines up more closely with their views.
"In terms of platform, I encourage West Virginia voters to look at the Republican Party's stance on coal, as opposed to the Democratic Party's platform, which supports cap-and-trade," he said.
"If West Virginians have any difficulties making up their mind on who to vote for, I suggest they just look at that."
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