Conner Harrington Republican Stampede

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Come kick up your heels at the CHRW annual fundraiser, Saturday, March 28th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Haggard Party Barn!  This fun event includes a catered Bar-B-Q of brisket, chicken, sausage, salad, beer, wine and iced tea.

There will be a DJ, western dancing and, to sweeten things up a bit, there’s even a dessert auction.

Proceeds from the event helps Conner Harrington support Republican candidates and scholarships for young ladies with conservative values. Purchase your tickets online today!

We look forward to seeing you at the fundraiser!

Kind regards,

Angela Miner
CHRW Ways and Means Chair

President’s Message – January 2015

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In a historic occurrence, all 7 statewide elected offices swore in new officeholders in January.  Congratulations to our new Texas Executive Branch:

  • Governor Greg Abbott
  • Lt. Governor Dan Patrick
  • Attorney General Ken Paxton
  • Comptroller Glen Hegar
  • Land Commissioner George P. Bush
  • Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller
  • Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton

January also saw the swearing in of countywide elected officials, along with the start of our 84th Legislative Session here in Texas.  The Senate kicked off their session by changing the longstanding 2/3 Rule to the new 3/5 Rule allowing a super majority vote to allow Senators to bring individual pieces of legislation to the floor for a vote.  Previously, only 11 members were needed to block legislation.   The 114th Congress convened in Washington on January 6 with the swearing in of the largest Republican majority in nearly a century.

Steve Munisteri will be resigning as our state GOP chair effective March 7, 2015, at the SREC meeting in Austin.  His resignation notice is irrevocable and will take effect at 1pm on that day.  The members of the SREC, along with the Vice Chair of the party will vote to replace the Chair that day.  The entire Texas Republican Convention will vote to fill the post at our May 2016 Convention for the next term. Four candidates have announced their intention to seek this office.  They are as follows, in alphabetical order:

  • Robin Armstrong, Republican National Committeeman for the State of Texas
  • Wade Emmert, Chairman of the Dallas County Republican Party
  • Tom Mechler, Treasurer of the Republican Party of Texas
  • Jared Woodfill, Former Chairman of the Harris County (Houston) Republican Party

This will be an active year for our party to begin building for Victory in 2016 with new state GOP leadership, and we’ll continue to watch the progress of our 84th Legislative Session.

Andrea Thompson
President