The Republican Party of Texas recently headed back to Midland for a very successful fundraiser, which was once again hosted by former Mayor Ernie Angelo and his wife Penny.
About RPT Conventions
The following is a full description of the Republican Party of Texas convention process beginning with the Primary Election and ending with the State Convention.
Primary (& Run Off) Election
Primary voters elect the Republican candidates who will appear on the General Election ballot, their precinct chairman, and their county chairman. Voters can then attend their Party’s precinct convention that night.
Delegates to the precinct convention elect permanent convention officers, elect delegates and alternates to their county or state senatorial district convention, and pass/defeat resolutions presented by delegates.
County/Senatorial District Convention
Delegates to the county or state senatorial district convention elect permanent convention officers, elect delegates and alternates to the state convention, and pass/defeat resolutions presented by delegates.
Delegates to the state convention ratify the Party rules, Party platform, and elect the State Chairman and State Vice Chairman. In presidential years, they also ratify all delegates and alternates to the national convention as well as the Presidential Electors and elect a National Committeeman and National Committeewoman.
State Convention, Senatorial District Caucus
Delegates to the state convention, meeting in caucus by state senatorial district, elect permanent caucus officers, permanent committee members, their SREC Committeeman and Committeewoman, and nominate candidates for State Chairman and State Vice Chairman.
State Convention, Congressional Caucus (Presidential Years)
In Presidential years, delegates to the state convention also meet by congressional caucus. In this caucus, they elect delegates and alternates to the national convention and elect a member to sit on the National Nominations Committee, which selects at-large delegates to the national convention. They also elect Presidential Electors and nominate candidates for National Committeeman and Committeewoman.
The Republican National Committee, which is the governing body of the national Republican Party, met in Los Angeles, CA the week of April 8.
In March, the Republican Party of Texas hosted another very successful annual fundraiser. This is the third annual legislative fundraiser since Chairman Munisteri was elected in 2010.
The SREC has elected Toni Anne Dashiell to fill the vacancy for National Committeewoman to the RNC
This week, the Republican Party of Texas hosted a lunch for Grassroots Club members with Special Guest and fellow Grassroots Club member, U.S. Senator John Cornyn.