Dear Texas Republicans,

The Berlin Wall stood 10,316 days. Last Tuesday marked 10,317 days since its fall. It is particularly poetic that day was February 6 — on what would have been Ronald Reagan’s 106th birthday. Few of us will have the chance to change the world as he did, but thankfully in the Republican Party we all can have a meaningful impact on Texas and its future.

Our Primary election is less than a month from now and by voting in it you can:

  • Help select which Republican candidates will face off against the Democrats in the General election,
  • ​Provide your input on the 11 issues that our Party has placed on the ballot, and
  • Become eligible to participate in your precinct convention!

Learn more about the convention process in the “Party news” section below.

People & Places

Last week I was able to visit with more of the people who help keep our great Party winning. I attended the Williamson County Reagan Dinner on Monday night and saw County Chair Bill Fairbrother as well as Burnet County Chair Donna Wilcox and SD 5 SREC members Nita Davidson and Mike McCloskey. Vice Chairman Amy Clark did a wonderful job as master of ceremonies. The next day I drove to Houston to visit with some folks who are interested in supporting the RPT and being more involved in promoting our policies. And on Friday I was honored to join National Committeeman Robin Armstrong in Dallas for a luncheon event.

I’d like to take a moment of personal privilege to tell you about the most beautiful woman in the world – who, 29 years ago yesterday, committed to being my wife. I cannot begin to list the ways the love, encouragement, support, and accountability Lynda has provided over the years have enriched my life. My greatest honor and privilege has been to be her husband and to build our future and family together. I cannot wait to see what the next 29 years brings!

Report from the Field

Our amazing field team conducted a whopping five Republican Leadership Initiative trainings last weekend! I’m so pleased with their efforts to connect with potential voters and leaders in Matagorda county, Eagle Pass, Laredo, Plano, and South Houston. They also continue to meet personally with volunteers and work alongside precinct chairs to bring in the best voter turnout results. They held a record 121 one-on-one meetings last week!

And they’ve already begun blockwalking for the candidates that do not have primary opponents. One team last Saturday walked in a new area and were told by the residents that their doors had never been knocked before. They were very excited to hear from Republicans, and we were glad to connect with them! Shoutout to Coastal Bend Regional Field Director Jesse Grady for leading that team and relaying the story for us.

Party News

Many of you have asked for a Voter’s Guide for the Primary Election covering the 11 ballot propositions. Our staff has prepared this for you and it is available at Please share it with your districts, club, and communities to raise awareness and help our voters be fully informed!

The SREC recently amended the bylaws to allow all committees to meet by telephone and requiring that a 5-day notice be posted on our website. Several committees are taking advantage of this option to conduct business. The notices are posted on the calendar page of our website:

Coming Up Next

Feb. 12: Party Org Committee Meeting @ 8:30pm (see calendar)
Feb. 13: Alamo City Republican Women – Chairman Dickey will be speaking (more info)
Feb. 17: Advancement Committee Meeting @ 9am (see calendar)
Feb. 17: RLI training in Wharton County (more info)
Feb. 20: Lake Travis Republican Club @ 11:30am (Chairman Dickey will be speaking) (more info)
Feb. 21: Senate State Affairs hearing on Religious Liberties @ 10am (more info)
Feb. 22: Senate Election Security hearing @ 10am (more info)
Feb. 24: RLI training in Katy @ 10am (more info) and RLI training in Denton @ 11am (more info)


James Dickey