We are the Collin County Republican Party are proud to announce our 2015 Lincoln Day Dinner Keynote Speakers. Come join us February 21st as we welcome some of the brightest starts in the Texas Republican Party.


Will Hurd

Will was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. A proud product of Texas’s public school system, he attended John Marshall High School and Texas A&M University. After college, Mr. Hurd served as an undercover officer in the CIA in the Middle East and South Asia for nearly a decade, collecting intelligence that influenced the National Security agenda.

Upon leaving the CIA, he became a Senior Advisor with a cybersecurity firm, covering a wide range of complex challenges faced by manufacturers, financial institutions, retailers, and critical infrastructure owners.

He was also a partner with a strategic advisory firm helping businesses expand into international markets. In 2015, Mr. Hurd was elected to the 114th Congress and currently serves on the Committee of Oversight and Government Reform and Chairs the Information Technology Subcommittee along with serving on the Homeland Security Committee and Vice Chair of the Border and Maritime Subcommittee. He is extremely close with his brother Charlie, sister Liz, mother Mary Alice, and father Bob, who all live back home in the district.


Lt. Governor

Dan Patrick

Dan Patrick is a strong fiscal and social conservative. After arriving in Austin for his first session in 2007, Senator Patrick quickly developed respect from his colleagues for his quick study on even the most complex issues and for his ability to debate issues on the Senate floor.

When needed, he has never hesitated to challenge the Austin establishment and at times even his own party on major issues. But he has also learned to build coalitions to pass over 100 pieces of legislation over four sessions and has become a key ally to others, helping them pass their conservative legislation.


Attorney General

Ken Paxton

Texas’ 51st Attorney General, Ken Paxton, is known for his principled and uncompromising devotion to America’s founding values, and as a man who has demonstrated enormous political courage throughout his service to Texas.

While serving in both chambers of the Texas Legislature, General Paxton worked to protect the 10th Amendment, defending Texas’ state sovereignty. He co-sponsored and defended Texas’ Voter ID bill, and has been a prominent voice in the defense of religious liberty and the protection of the unborn.



Amy Clark

I am a 6th generation Texan, born and raised in Dallas County, and graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio. Afterwards, I worked in the Washington, D.C., area with the National Rifle Association. Upon moving back to the Lone Star State, I continued working with The NRA Foundation as a consultant. I took on a number of roles in various marketing projects and campaigns before embarking on my most important and rewarding adventure as a stay-at-home mom.