Collin County Lincoln Day Logo 2019

Collin County Lincoln Day Celebration

Historic Southfork Ranch • Sat. July 17, 2021

Daytime Events @ 9am – 4pm

Exhibits in Atrium & Silent Auction Open @ 4pm

General/VIP Receptions @ 5:15pm

Lincoln Day Dinner @ 6pm

Meet Scott Turner

Scott Turner is a highly accomplished professional who is uniquely positioned at the intersection of business, professional sports, and community engagement.

Most recently, Turner worked with the President of the United States through his personal appointment to serve as the first Executive Director of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council (WHORC). Prior to his work in the White House, Turner served two terms in the Texas House of Representatives. He currently serves as Senior Advisor to the National Football League (NFL), of which he is also a former player. Additionally, Turner is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, businessman, and pastor.

“There is no greater privilege or more humbling experience than to serve those who are less fortunate.”

Turner was born and raised in Richardson, TX where he was a high school football and track star. He also excelled in academics and was highly recruited by Division 1 colleges.

Turner attended the University of Illinois on a full scholarship where he earned a degree in Speech Communications and earned numerous awards as a dual sport athlete – he was a star cornerback in football and two-time Big Ten Champion in the 400m dash for track & field.

In 1995, Turner was drafted by the Washington Redskins. During his nine-year NFL career, he played cornerback and special teams for the Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers, and Denver Broncos.

Turner’s teammates elected him as their NFL Players Association Representative six out of his nine NFL seasons.

In November 2012, Turner won a tightly contested Republican primary election and the general election by a landslide to represent District 33 in the Texas House of Representatives. He was re-elected in 2014.

While representing District 33, which encompasses all of Rockwall County and portions of Collin County, Turner served on the House Government Transparency and Operation Committee, Health and Human Services Committee, and the Committee on International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs.

In April 2019, President Donald J. Trump appointed Turner to serve as Executive Director of the WHORC, an unprecedented effort to transform America’s most distressed communities.

In this role, Turner crafted and effectively communicated the message of revitalization across our nation’s most disadvantaged communities as well as carried out the Opportunity Zone Policy of Economic Development and Social Impact.

Turner organized and led 15 Federal agencies and three regional entities while overseeing the implementation of more than 200 Federal policy actions.

Additionally, Turner convened with community, faith, education, and business leaders AND Federal, State, and local elected & career officials in more than 70 cities across the United States with the purpose of developing locally driven revitalization strategies for long-term social and economic sustainability.

Under Turner’s leadership, private entities invested more than $75 billion in Opportunity Zones.

Lincoln Day Speaker Sessions

Opening Prayer
Pledge of Allegiance & Texas Pledge
Special Remarks by Collin County GOP Chairman Mark Reid

Welcoming Remarks by U.S. Congressman Van Taylor

Conner Barron, Collin County Young Republican, President
Topic: The Important Role of Young Republicans

Michelle O’Neil, O’Neil Wysocki Family Law, Partner
Topic: The Importance of the Judiciary

Michael Wysocki, O’Neil Wysocki Family Law, Partner
Topic: American Laws for American Courts

Ashley Thomas, Freedom’s Fund USA, Founder/CEO
Topic: Cancel Culture

Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner
Topic: Border Security and Human Trafficking

A Conversation with Collin County Commissioners Susan Fletcher and Darrell Hale

Special Remarks by National Committeeman for Texas Robin Armstrong

Bunni Pounds, Christians Engaged, President
Topic: Initiatives and Success Stories

Luncheon Sponsored by State Board of Education Member Pam Little

Musical Performance, Patriotic Medley
Juliette Buchanan-Rutledge – Harpist
Shannon Bohal – Violinist
Deborah Fabian – Clarinetist

Presentation by Rick Green, America’s Constitutional Coach and Patriot Academy Founder

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1A
Texas Senator Angela Paxton
Topic: Listen, Learn, Lead: A Discussion and Deep Dive into Issues Most Important to You

Breakout Session 1B
Bob Epstein
Topic: America and Israel: A Partnership that Benefits Us, Protecting Our Troops

Breakout Session 2A
Quinton Hitchcock, Republican National Committee State Director for Texas
Topic: Political Strategies for the Midterms

Breakout Session 2B
Marc Liebman, Author and Professional Speaker
Topic: The People’s Republic of China Four Dimensional Threat to U.S. National Security

Tours of Southfork Ranch Available 2:00 – 4:00pm
Exhibits, Silent Auction, and Bar Open at 4:00pm

Silent & Live Auction

We feature rare, unique, and exciting products in our Silent and Live Auctions. It’s guaranteed there will be something that catches your eye for you to win before the night is done.

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2018 Lincoln Day Dinner | Collin County Republican Party
2018 Lincoln Day Dinner | Collin County Republican Party
2018 Lincoln Day Dinner | Collin County Republican Party

The Lincoln Day Dinner provides operational funding for the CollinGOP throughout the year. Collin County is nationally recognized as a stronghold for conservative principles, including limited government. Republicans have demonstrated their tenacity and dedication in previous elections but this legacy is under attack as outsiders are working daily to drown out Republican voices in our most conservative counties in an attempt to make Texas a swing state. Your support is critical to sustaining day-to-day efforts to build the Republican brand, turn out Republican voters, and support Republican candidates locally and state-wide.

Sponsorships do not include the cost of Swag Bag Item

Images provided by Marc Friedland Photography and Images by Zodie

Paid for by the Collin County Republican Party, ( Mark Reid, Chairman. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee. All solicitations of funds in connection with this event are by the Collin County Republican Party and not by any elected official or candidate. Not printed at tax payers expense. Your contribution is subject to that year’s federal election limits. If you believe this contribution will exceed these limits, please notify us at so we may properly account for it.