Your Collin County Republican SD 8 Convention will be held on:

June 20, 2020

Historic Southfork Ranch
​3700 Hogge Dr., Parker, Texas 75002
Registration begins at 8 AM • Convention begins at 9 AM
Pre-Register Online

We are asking you to pre-register so that we can better plan the conventions in light of the current pandemic. As per Republican Party of Texas Rules, Delegates or Alternates at a Senate District Convention should have been selected at the Precinct Conventions or after taking an Oath of Affiliation, you may be seated as a delegate.

We do encourage you to wear masks, and will also have tables set up with masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer available as well.

Coffee and donuts will be provided at no charge for breakfast, and lunch will be available from 11:30am – 1:30pm for purchase from Southfork Ranch food services (menu below). The policy at Southfork does not allow food to be brought in for events held there. Bottles of water and soft drinks will be available at Concession Stands for $3.00 each.

Southfork Ranch Food Services Menu:

  • Turkey Sandwiches
  • Ham Sandwiches
  • Hot Dogs
  • Southwest Chicken Wraps
  • Grilled Vegetable Wraps
  • Assorted Bags of Chips
  • Assorted Candy Bars

Collin County is split between two different State Senatorial Districts: 8 and 30. These conventions will be the step up from the Precinct Conventions. Republican primary voters, that are nominated in their Precinct Convention, are eligible to attend their Senatorial District Convention. The resolutions that were submitted and passed in the Precinct Convention will be considered in this convention for inclusion in the SD 8 platform.

NOTE: You must have been selected as a delegate or alternate delegate at the Precinct Conventions to be seated as a delegate or alternate delegate at the SD 8 Convention. The public is allowed and encouraged to attend, but will not be allowed to participate in convention floor activities.

A county convention is held when the county is completely within one state senatorial district. A senatorial district convention is held when the county is divided between two or more state senatorial districts. -Republican Party of Texas

What is the Senate District Convention Process?

The process for the SD 8 Convention begins several months before the Primary. The Collin County Republican Executive Committee, consisting of Precinct Chairs in SD 8, votes to elect a temporary chair for their SD Convention. From there the temporary chair will establish the various temporary committees that are responsible for the functions of the convention.

At the time of the convention, the body will vote for and elect permanent members of committees and the Chair for the duration of the convention.

The various committees will give reports about their process, and resolutions will then be read, considered, and voted on the floor. If a resolution passes, they will be included in the SD 8 convention platform report to then be submitted to the State.

Senate District Convention Committees

Credentials

This committee determines the eligibility and hears contests of those submitted to be delegates to the convention. They will recommend a Permanent Roll of delegates of the Convention.

Chair: Abraham George

Rules

This committee determines the rules that will apply to the SD 8 convention.

Chair: Mike Bronsky

Permanent Organization

The committees that operate before the convention are temporary. This committee will recommend  people who will be elected as permanent members of the actual SD 8 convention.

Chair: David Burson

Resolutions

This committee reviews the resolutions that were passed in Precinct Conventions. This committee will condense similar resolutions, hear defense of your resolution, or reject resolutions. Note: Resolutions are still allowed for submission from the SD Convention floor per convention rules.

Chair: Stephen Kallas

Meeting Dates/Times

Keller Williams Office (2nd floor)
3/10 – 3/12 – 3/17
6pm – 8pm

CollinGOP HQ (Plano)
3/11 – 3/13 – 3/16
6pm – 8pm
Sat. 3/14 – 2pm – 8pm

Nominations

This committee will deliberate to make nominations to the Permanent Nominations Committee that will determine the delegates that go on to the next convention.

Co-Chairs: Terri Green & Brian Fletcher