We came. We saw. We caucus.
The Republican Party of Texas (RPT) State Convention was held in San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The purposes of a state level convention in a mid-term election cycle is for the delegation to vote on the leaders, the rules, the legislative priorities, and the platform for the Republican Party of Texas. This year, our decisions apply to the 2018-2020 term, otherwise known as the biennium.
Chairman James Dickey
The full delegation voted on new leadership. Chairman James Dickey was re-elected and Alma Perez Jackson was chosen as Vice Chair. The individual caucuses met to chose a man and a woman to serve as their State Republican Executive Committee representatives too. A full list is available at TexasGOP.org but here are the representatives for Dallas and Tarrant County.
RPT 2018-2020 SREC
Dallas and Tarrant County
Senate District 2
Senate District 8
Senate District 9
Senate District 10
Senate District 12
Senate District 16
Senate District 22
Senate District 23
Special thanks to Senate District 9 Volunteers
CAUCUS LEADERSHIP TEAM
Dale Attebery, Parliamentarian
Edgar Michaelson, Temporary Secretary
Shelley Rayburn, Temp Asst Secretary
Jim Sutton, Registration Coordinator
James Ashby, Sergeant-at-Arms
Crystal Main, Timekeeper
Rob Paige, Vote Tally Coordinator
Shelley Rayburn, Credentials Committee
Rich DeOtte, Lege Priorities Committee
James Ashby, Organization Committee
Anthony Reed, Platform Committee
Jorge Landivar, Rules Committee
Senate District 9 Caucus Chair
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How the Republican Party works.
How To Get In Those Presidential Conventions?
The Republican Party runs on a convention system. In even numbered years, conventions, a meeting of Republicans, are held starting at the precinct level and progressing upward. In presidential election years that means it will go all the way to a national convention, where delegates vote to nominate the Republican nominee for President. In mid-term election years, that means it will go to a state convention. The purpose of the conventions is for Republicans, represented by delegates, to vote on our nominees, our leadership, the rules for our meetings, and our resolutions and platform planks. Delegates volunteer to represent their neighbors at all levels of the process, but it begins at the Precinct Convention. Delegates should participate in every level of the convention process and are chosen by fellow Republicans at each level of the convention process based on their willingness to serve and involvement in the party. So, if you want to go to state or national, start by going to your precinct convention.