The Republican Party of Texas is pleased to announce that we have confirmed Texas Congressman Ron Paul as one of our featured speakers at the 2012 Texas GOP Convention. Congressman Paul will be leading a breakout session for Convention attendees entitled "Uniting Republicans and Balancing the Federal Budget" on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena.

Congressman Ron Paul served several terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the Texas 22nd Congressional District in the late 1970's and early 1980's. In 1997, Dr. Paul returned to Congress to represent the Texas 14th Congressional District and has served continuously in that seat until announcing his retirement at the end of the present term. He serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee. On the Financial Services Committee, Rep. Paul serves as the chairman of the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology. He continues to advocate a dramatic reduction in the size of the federal government and a return to constitutional principles.

Ron Paul is the author of several books, including The Revolution: A Manifesto, End the Fed, Liberty Defined, Challenge to Liberty; The Case for Gold; and A Republic, If You Can Keep It. Dr. Paul served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force during the 1960's before moving to Texas in 1968 to begin his medical practice in Brazoria County. He and his wife Carol reside in Lake Jackson and are the proud parents of five children and have eighteen grandchildren. In 2010, their son Rand Paul was elected as a U.S. Senator from Kentucky.

State Chairman Steve Munisteri stated, "I am very pleased that we have been able to confirm Congressman Paul's appearance at our State Convention. His breakout session will undoubtedly be one of the most highly attended special events during the three-day Convention and I know many of our delegates will be interested in hearing about his principled approach to shrinking the size of our federal government from such a major national figure in our Party. His breakout session will be open to all credentialed attendees in the main convention arena. Additionally, I'd like to thank RPT Chairman's Circle member Donald Huffines for his help in confirming Congressman Paul's appearance at the 2012 Texas GOP convention and the coordination of this event."

Breakout sessions are a new component to the agenda for the 2012 Texas GOP Convention and are available to all credentialed convention attendees. There will be two time slots on Thursday afternoon for breakout sessions containing multiple topics and speakers from which delegates may choose to participate. Congressman Paul's session will be one of several sessions occurring in the first time slot at 3:45pm on Thursday and will be held in the main arena to allow adequate seating for any who wish to attend.

The RPT will be making future announcements as to the topics and speakers for the other breakout sessions. Online registration for delegates and alternates is ongoing at the official convention website – Register today to attend!