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RPT Chairman Candidates Forum

Texas National Committeewoman Toni Anne Dashiell hosted a forum by Zoom on Friday, June 25th featuring all four of the candidates running to be the new chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.

These candidates are Matt Rinaldi, David Covey, Chad Wilbanks and Bill Burch. One of these four will be elected by the members of the State Republican Executive Committee on July 11th at the special meeting in Lewisville, Texas.

This election meeting will be livestreamed on the TXSD25 facebook page, and is scheduled to start at 2:00 PM CST.

If you have a strong preference for which candidate you would like to see elected, you should contact your SREC Committeeman and Committeewoman to let them know who you would like them to vote for. If you live in Senate District 25 (Donna Campbell’s district), then Mark Dorazio and Krissy Coons are your SRECs.

The new chairman will serve until the next state convention, in 2022.

Here is the link to watch the one-hour forum:


2017 4th Quarter SREC Meeting

December 1 – December 2
Dec 1 at 9:30 AM to Dec 2 at 4:00 PM CST
Wyndham Garden Austin (3401 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78741)
Texas Republicans, please join us — in person or online — for the 4th quarterly SREC meeting!
This will be the first meeting where a new electronic voting system will be in use by SREC members.

If you were a delegate to convention, you helped elect 2 members from your district to the SREC — the State Republican Executive Committee — to run the Republican Party of Texas. The SREC holds quarterly meetings to conduct party business. You are invited to observe as a guest or watch the livestream.

This is a chance for you to connect with the people you elected, see what decisions are being made, and give input. On Friday you can watch committee meetings, and on Saturday listen to the reports, votes, new business, and more.

Full agenda below!

7:45 a.m. — Intercessory Prayer (Executive Learning Center)
8:00 a.m. — Registration (Foyer)
8:15 a.m. — Worship Service (Executive Learning Center)
9:00 a.m. — General Session
Call to order (ballroom)
Invocation – Corey Tabor, Chaplain
United States Pledge of Allegiance
National Anthem – Jack Barcroft (SD 24)
Texas Pledge of Allegiance
Texas, Our Texas – Rhonda Lacy (SD 31)

9:15 a.m. — Proxy Committee Appointed – James Dickey, Chairman
Roll Call – Jim Wiggins, Party Secretary
Review of SREC Packets – Brandon Moore, RPT Organization Director
Proxy Report – Proxy Committee Chair
Reading and Approval of Previous Meetings’ Minutes – James Dickey, Chairman

9:30 a.m. — *Acceptance of SREC member resignations & elections to fill SREC vacancies
SD 27 Committeewoman
SD 27 Committeeman
10:00 a.m. — *Report from Rules subcommittee
10:30 a.m. — *Officials Committee Report
2018 Budget
Report on Approved and Pending Contracts & Proposals
11:00 a.m. — *Resolutions Committee Report
Primary ballot propositions
Other resolutions

12:00 p.m. — Lunch (Guadalupe/Barton Creek)
12:15 p.m. — Meeting Sponsors
12:45 p.m. — Auxiliary Reports
1:00 p.m. — *Rules Committee Report

1:45 p.m. — Officer Reports
Treasurer – 10 min.
Gen. Counsel & Asst. Gen. Counsel – 10 min.
RNC National Committeeman – 10 min.
RNC National Committeewoman – 10 min.
Vice Chair – 10 min.
State Chair – 15 min.
Ratification of County Chair Appointments
Garza County — Diann Windham
Live Oak County — Ann Cansino
Crosby County — Alec Wallace
Houston County — Joni Clonts
Upton County — Tammie Smith
Kennedy County — Jill Brown
Starr County — Rosbell Barrera
San Saba County — Jerry Blankenship
Committee assignments for newly elected SREC members
Discussion on Rulings

2:50 p.m. — Remaining Standing Committees Reports
Legislative Affairs – 10 min.
Candidate Resource Committee – 10 min.*Keypins for SREC CRC Fundraising Goals (pictures at end of meeting)
Party Organization – 10 min.
Auxiliaries & Coalitions – 10 min.

3:30 p.m. — Special Committee Reports
New Leaders on the Rise – 5 min.
Grassroots Club – 5 min.
Volunteerism – 5 min.
Convention Arrangements – 10 min.
Advancement – 5 min.
Convention Site Selection – 5 min.

4:05 p.m. — Unfinished Business & General Orders

4:15 p.m. — New Business
Topics that have been proposed for discussion:
Election Integrity committee proposal
Bylaws amendments included in the call
4:40 p.m. — Announcements
4:45 p.m. — Group photo
5:00 p.m. — Adjourn
*Order subject to approval by the body. Without specific approval to modify the order, the following order is prescribed by RONR: 1) Reading and approval of Minutes, 2) Reports of Officers, Boards, and Standing Committees, 3) Reports of Special (Select or Ad Hoc) Committees, 4) Special Orders, 5) Unfinished Business and General Orders, 6) New Business

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CALL TODAY to help end the property tax!

Abolishing property tax was named as a legislative priority by the delegates of the 2016 convention. Tomorrow morning, floor votes are expected on the House floor on bills related to school finance and property tax issues. Representative Valoree Swanson’s office has filed and will continue to file amendments on every bill she can that makes it to the floor.  Can you help support her efforts?

Your support is urgently needed TODAY! Help get this amendment added so we enact an RPT legislative priority!


  1. Find your state representative’s contact info – CLICK HERE  If you already know your Representative, his or her contact information can be found HERE.
  2. Call your representative and ask him or her to support any amendment Rep. Swanson offers that will abolish and sunset the property tax.

The phone call takes only a minute, and it’s a great way to let your representative know what matters to you. Please call immediately – time is of the essence!

Thank you for your support of Platform Plank #175 and our legislative priority to abolish property tax.


RPT Platform Plank #175 states: “We believe the most equitable system of taxation is one based on consumption and wish to see reforms towards that end at all levels of government.” It goes on to support specific reform, including, “Abolishing property taxes, but in the interim, property taxes should be paid on the price of the property when it was initially purchased.”

The 2016 Republican Party of Texas Convention approved a legislative priority to “replace the property tax system with an alternative other than the income tax and require voter approval to increase the overall tax burden.”

Paid for by the Republican Party of Texas and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.



July 4th RPT Sesquicentennial Celebration

This July 4th is the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Republican Party of Texas!

If you are or can be in the Williamson/Travis county area on July 4, Chairman Dickey personally
invites you all to RPT’s 150th Anniversary event at Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd, Cedar Park, TX, from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM for hot dogs and hamburgers, cake, and some fun presentations. The RPT interns have been hard at work planning a fun-filled sesquicentennial celebration. More details will be on the facebook event page.

Come celebrate the Republican Party of Texas’s 150th Anniversary and the 4th of July with great food, fun and music!

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RPT Hiring Finance Director and Political Director

From Chairman James Dickey:

We are excited to have John Drogin join our staff as Senior Political Advisor.
One of the things John has jumped into helping us with is the structure of the organization.
With some staff members moving on, several staff positions are opening up. We’ve been conducting preliminary interviews to find qualified candidates, but we welcome additional resumes. Please pass the word along to those in your districts who may be a good fit for the positions of Political Director and Finance Director. Job descriptions are attached.

Finance Director RPT

Political Director RPT


2017 Summer Campaign School July 8th

Interested in running for office? Want to manage a campaign?  

Please forward to your colleagues who might want to attend this free candidate development and campaign management school.

Join us to learn valuable skills that will make your campaign successful, such as:
Campaign Management
And MUCH More

Presented by the Republican Party of Texas (RPT), Texas Republican County Chair Association (TRCCA), Texas Federation of Republican Women (TFRW), and Abbott University

          Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9 AM – 4 PM

909 NE Loop 410, 5th Floor, San Antonio TX  78209

Republican Party of Bexar County Conference Room

* Lunch provided. * Dress casual *

Register at:
Please send questions to

For other free one-day schools this summer, go to


Have a patriotic Flag Day and

Thank you for all that you do,

Marian Stanko


* SD-26 Committeewoman (SREC),

State Republican Executive Committee, Republican Party of Texas

CD-20 Presidential Elector 2016-TX

Presiding Election Judge and Republican Precinct Chair, Precinct 2110
@TexasSD26 | @MarianStanko

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Where to Look Up Official Answers

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