"She seemed happy to learn about us, thanked us for our support, and made sure we had a chance to meet the others--Meg Whitman of eBay (far left in picture) and Jon Huntsman, the governor of Utah," Lloyd, who runs software company Altamont Solutions, said of the Oct. 5 encounter.
Lloyd's son Michael, 11, (second from left) also attended. Both were chosen for the greeting committee because Altamont Solutions offered its facilities to house the Republican's Victory '08 operations. Lloyd (third from left) ran for the 15th Assembly seat in the Republican primary, and ran her campaign out of the office. Michael would help with simple tasks in the beginning but one day was put to work making phone calls on her behalf.
"He did about 80 calls and was very persuasive," Lloyd said.
Nathan Conrad, who runs the headquarters, said Michael was the first child to act as a greeter for a major candidate. Lloyd has been involved in past presidential campaigns, including as a convention delegate from California. She has met Sen. John McCain on several occasions, most recently when he was campaigning in 2000.