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. The Executive Committee shall be governed through a committee system.  All policies and procedures shall be approved by the Executive Committee by quorum and majority vote.

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: Per Texas Election Code 171.022, the voting members of the County Executive Committee are the County Chair and Precinct Chairs.  The County Party may adopt rules allowing an SREC member who does not live in the same county to be a non-voting ex-officio member, and an SREC member who is not the County Chairman or a Precinct Chairman of the same county may not make motions or vote in that county’s Executive Committee Meetings (RPT Rule 8(p).

Section 3: 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 4: 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).

Section 5: Except for the period beginning upon certification as the Republican Party nominee for an office and ending upon certification of the general election result for that office, no public elected officeholder, candidate for public elected office, or his employees, agents, or contracted personnel may operate out of Executive Committee office space.

Section 6: The Executive Committee shall consider endorsement requests by declared Republican Local Election candidates as long as such endorsement is not in violation or in conflict with the TEC or RPT Rules.

Section 7: A county executive committee may authorize voting to fill precinct chair vacancies via mail or email.  For any Party meeting where online voting is permitted, a vote from an online participant shall have the same force as a vote from an in-person participant (RPT Rule 7(d).

Section 8: In the event of a stated emergency, as declared by the Chairman, an Executive Committee Meeting may be conducted through use of electronic meeting services designated by the Chairman.  In the event an Executive Committee Meeting is held electronically, the electronic meeting must allow for the real time sharing and viewing of committee documents, including the current motion, any amendments to that motion, and any report that the committee considers (RPT Rule 8(j).

Article IV: Officers of the Executive Committee

Section 1: The County Chair shall nominate the following officers to serve the Executive Committee, subject to ratification by the Executive Committee with quorum and by majority vote, First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, one Secretary, one Treasurer, a General Counsel, and a Parliamentarian. The first four shall be made no later than the organizational 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. Appointed officers should only perform the duties to assist the chair and non-executive committee related responsibilities.

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 Standing Committees shall be: Budget, Finance and Fundraising, Financial Review, Rules, Communications, Precinct Chair Recruitment and Development, Party Training and Programs, Events and Community Engagement, Legislative and Political Priorities, Candidate and Endorsement, Victory, Volunteer, Elections, Technology, Conventions, and Prayer Team.  The county chair, along with the House District chairs, shall by majority vote, nominate the standing committee chairs for ratification by the Executive Committee.

Section 2: The County Chair may appoint Temporary Committees as deemed necessary to carry out the policies of the Executive Committee. Continued operation of these Temporary Committees is contingent upon majority approval of the Executive Committee at the next Executive Committee meeting (not to exceed 60 days), and policies adopted by such committees may be overturned at that Executive Committee meeting.

Section 3: Each Standing Committee and Temporary Committee shall meet at the call of the County Chair, or the Chair of that particular Committee.  If the County Chair or chair of a Standing Committee fails to call a meeting, a majority of the members of the committee may call a meeting and the chair shall call a meeting within 15 days of such request.

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 (⅔) vote of the Executive Committee present and voting, 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 meeting, or of a 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 January 17, February 7, and April 4, 2022.

Abraham George, County Chair
Sue Reeves, Secretary

Rules Committee:

Byron Henry (Committee Chair), Prosper
Wendy Mattingly, Blue Ridge
Linda Block, Dallas
Rohit Joy, Plano
Teri Lynn Roberson, Celina
Dana Palmer, Lucas
Robert Canright, Plano
Jim Turner, McKinney
Brett Baldwin, Plano

Errata

The following text appears in both the Bylaws (Article VI, Section 1) and the Standing Rules (Article V, Paragraph 4):
“The county chair, along with the House District chairs, shall by majority vote, nominate the standing committee chairs for ratification by the Executive Committee.”