(L-R) Dick Saulsbury, Ashley Smith, Susan King, Steve Mach

The Republican Party of Texas would like to thank some extremely noteworthy supporters for their recent and generous support of the state party!

A big thank you goes out to one of our outstanding benefactors – West Texas Republican Dick Saulsbury. The RPT is particularly thankful to Dick because in the summer months – virtually no fundraising occurs, and Chairman Munisteri called Dick to explain the problem and ask if he could help. Mr. Saulsbury came through by sending in his entire remaining Chairman’s Circle pledge – greatly helping our finances during the last 30 days. Dick resides in Midland and is the owner of Saulsbury Industries. Throughout the years, Dick and his wife Amelia have been strong supporters of Republicans and we thank them for their continued support!

Additionally, we would like to thank former State Representative Ashley Smith, who has been a great ambassador for the RPT in 2011. Ashley has been most helpful in setting meetings with major donors and helping to spread the word about all of our progress. Ashley deserves a special thank you for his time and commitment to the RPT’s financial success.

A special thanks goes out to State Representative Susan King (R-Abilene) for her generous contribution of $10,000 to the state party! Representative King was first elected to the Texas House in 2006, and represents House District 71 covering Taylor and Nolan counties, in West Central Texas. She serves Texas as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, the Public Health Committee and the House Administration Committee. Susan is a practicing surgical nurse, and has an outstanding record of community service in the Abilene community. We are very thankful for her generous support and for her work on behalf of the Republican Party of Texas in West Texas!

Finally, in recent weeks, Chairman Munisteri met with Houston businessman Steve Mach, who has been hearing about all of the preparations RPT is making for 2012. Steve has generously decided to invest in our efforts, and we thank him for his support! Steve is the owner of Mach Industrial Group – a premier manufacturer of pipe and weld fittings. Said Chairman Munisteri, “I would like to send a special thanks to Steve Mach for taking time to meet with me and entrusting that we will be prudent in how we spend his investment. It is my understanding that this is the first time that Steve has been directly involved with the Republican Party of Texas, and I appreciate the faith that he has put in me and the party to spend his money wisely.“