The CollinGOP Bylaws are the foundation of the Collin County Republican Party. The provide the rules for organization and other party related activities. For more clarity on the various offices of the Collin County Republican Party, see the CollinGOP Standing Rules.

Article I: Name

The name of this organization shall be the Collin County Republican Party Executive Committee, hereinafter referred to as the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall be the governing body of the Collin County Republican Party.

Article II: Mission Statement

The mission of the Executive Committee is to develop and sustain a strong countywide organization that supports and assists with the election of Republican candidates to public offices and to communicate with and educate Republican voters on grassroots advocacy that implements the principles and legislative priorities of the Republican Party of Texas, hereinafter referred to as the Party.

Article III: The Executive Committee

Section 1: The Executive Committee shall be comprised of the County Chair and the Precinct Chair elected in each voting precinct in the Republican Primary Election in Collin County or appointed by the Executive Committee to fill a vacancy. The County Chair and each Precinct Chair shall be elected biennially as provided by the Texas Election Code, hereinafter referred to as the TEC (Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 171, Subchapter B, Sec. 171.022). Hereinafter, each Precinct Chair shall be collectively referred to as Precinct Chairs.

Section 2: The Executive Committee shall exercise those powers and fulfill those duties conferred upon it by the TEC; the Rules of the Republican Party of Texas, hereinafter referred to as RPT Rules; these Bylaws, and adopted Standing Rules of the Executive Committee, hereinafter referred to as Standing Rules.

Section 3: The Executive Committee shall fill vacancies in the offices of County Chair and Precinct Chairs as provided by the TEC (Title Chapter 171, Subchapter B, Sec. 171.024 and Sec. 171.025).

Article IV: Officers of the Executive Committee

Section 1: The County Chair shall appoint the following officers, subject to ratification by the Executive Committee with quorum and by majority vote, First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, one Secretary, one Treasurer, and a maximum of three additional Vice Chairs, a General Counsel, and a Parliamentarian. At a maximum, the first four shall be made at the first meeting of the newly elected Executive Committee, but in no case shall the appointments be delayed beyond forty five (45) calendar days from the commencement of the current term for the County Chair as required by RPT Rules (RPT Rule 8e). All appointed officers must have voted in the last Republican Primary. The appointed officers need not be members of the Executive Committee.

Section 2: The appointed officers shall perform the duties prescribed through the Bylaws and Standing Rules which are adopted by majority vote of the Executive Committee, provided a quorum is present.

Section 3: The term of office of the County Chair shall be as provided in the TEC (Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 171, Subchapter B, Sec. 171.022). The appointed officers shall serve at the pleasure of the County Chair. In the event of a vacancy in the office of County Chair, the persons holding appointed positions shall serve only until the election of a new County Chair.

Article V: Meetings of the Executive Committee

Section 1: The Executive Committee shall meet as often as is necessary to complete its mission; including at such times as required by RPT Rules. It shall meet at the call of the County Chair or one-fourth (1/4) of the Precinct Chairs, which may by written demand, call an organizational meeting (RPT Rule 8e). Notice of any such meeting shall be sent by surface or electronic mail to all members of the Executive Committee at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting.

Section 2: At other than statutory Executive Committee meetings, a quorum shall consist of not less than one-fourth (1/4) of membership, excluding vacancies at the time of the meeting call (RPT Rule 9a).

Article VI. Standing and Temporary Committees

Section 1: The County Chair shall appoint the Standing Committees necessary to carry out the policies of the Executive Committee. The Standing Committees shall develop plans and implement actions as directed by the County Chair.

Section 2: The Standing Committees shall be: Budget and Finance, Financial Review, Rules (Bylaws, Rules, and Resolutions), Communications (Public Relations, Public Communication, Social Media, Website, Lobbying, and Education), Precinct Chair Recruitment & Development, Events and Community Engagement, Legislative Priorities, Prayer Team, and Victory Committee.

Section 3: The County Chair may appoint Temporary Committees as deemed necessary to carry out the policies of the Executive Committee.

Section 4: The County Chair shall appoint the Chair of each Standing and Temporary Committee, and they shall serve at the pleasure of the County Chair. The County Chair shall be an ex-officio member of all Committees.

Section 5: Each Standing Committee and Temporary Committee shall meet at the call of the County Chair or the Chair of that particular Committee.

Article VII: State House District Executive Committees

Section 1: A State House District Executive Committee shall be established for each State House District (hereinafter referred to as House District or HD) in accordance with adopted Standing Rules. Each House District will elect its respective House District Chair.

Section 2: Each House District shall meet at the call of the County Chair or the HD Chair.

Article VIII: Parliamentary Authority

The rules contained in the most current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern the meetings of the Executive Committee, Standing Committees, and Temporary Committees unless those rules are inconsistent with the TEC, RPT Rules, these Bylaws, or Standing Rules.

Article IX: Amendment of the Bylaws

These Bylaws may be amended by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Executive Committee, provided a quorum is present. Notification of the proposed amendments must be given by surface or electronic mail and shall include the text of the intended amendments to each member of the Executive Committee at least ten (10) days in advance of a regular or special meeting called for that purpose.

Article X: Severability

In the event that any provision of these Bylaws violates or is inconsistent with the TEC or RPT Rules, that provision shall be deemed to be of no effect and the remaining provision of these Bylaws shall not be affected thereby.

Revisions approved by the Executive Committee on May 20, 2019
Adopted for 2019-2020 by the Executive Committee on May 20, 2019

Mark Reid, County Chair
Deidra Dennis, Secretary

Rules Committee:
JB Owen (Committee Chair), Frisco
Linda Block, Dallas
Deidra Dennis, Allen
Neal Katz, Plano
Karl Voigtsberger, Richardson