The Texas Republican Party leadership had a webinar tonight and I wanted to give you a quick update.
The Texas GOP will be hosting a Campaign Management School in Austin July 19-21. Click here for more information and the application required to attend. The Campaign Management School will teach you all you need to know about running a successful campaign in Texas. Space is limited, so apply right away if you wish to attend.
The Texas Secretary of State has released the dates for the 2018 Primary Election, believe it or not. We never get any rest, do we? Here are the high points:
September 12, 2017: Precinct Chair filing for office begins
November 11 through December 11, 2017: Candidate Filing for office
January 1 through February 23, 2018: Ballot by Mail Application submission allowed
February 5, 2018: Deadline to Register to Vote
February 20 through March 2, 2018: Early Voting
Tuesday, March 6, 2018: Primary Election Day
Interesting news from the Party:
Minority and Youth engagement is a top priority right now and there is a lot going on in these communities. If you know someone that would like to volunteer to help with this effort, you’ll find the information on the bottom of the opening page of the Texas GOP Website.
We have had 5 Texas Elected Officials switch to the Republican Party since January.
We had Senator John Cornyn join our call and he updated us on Washington DC news. He talked about the progress in pealing back the Obama overreaching regulations in Washington since President Trump took office. Senator Cornyn also talked about the President’s enforcement of the “Red Line” that President Obama drew but didn’t enforce in Syria and other hot spots around the world. He talked about how the economy is growing and that they working to fix the broken tax code. He was enthusiastic about how outstanding a job President Trump has done with his appointments, especially the newest Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and his pick of Vice President Mike Pence. He also mentioned that the US House is working on the “Repeal and Replace” market-based version of Obamacare, and he thinks they are making progress on this very complicated issue.
Our next SREC meeting will be June 2-3 in Austin, and if the Legislature gets their work done without a Special Session, we’ll have an update about their work then. So far it doesn’t seem like many of the Texas GOP’s eight Legislative Priorities are getting through the Texas House (the Texas Senate has done a great job on these). Don’t forget to tell our outstanding Republican elected officials how much you appreciate their standing up for our conservative values and Bills. They hear a lot from the other side. Let’s let them hear from us, too.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you on the State Republican Executive Committee. I appreciate you allowing me to share my updates with you.
State Republican Executive Committee Senate District 8