AUSTIN – The Republican Party of Texas has announced State Senator Dawn Buckingham as Victory Chair for 2018. Senator Buckingham will lead efforts for the RPT Victory Fund which will be used across the state to register record numbers of new Republican voters and increase turnout to help our Republican ticket up and down the ballot.

RPT Chairman James Dickey: “I have had the pleasure of seeing Senator Buckingham help grow the Republican Party and improve our candidates’ election results for several years. I know first-hand her willingness to put in the time and effort necessary, and we at the Republican Party of Texas look forward to working in close partnership with her to ensure Victory for our candidates and for Texas.”

Governor Greg Abbott: “Electing conservative Republicans across Texas is one of my top priorities, and as Governor I look forward to working with Senator Buckingham to achieve that goal.”

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick: “Senator Buckingham is a committed and hard-working conservative who will make Keeping Texas Red a top priority. I know she will do a great job at Victory.”

Senator John Cornyn: “I am excited to work with Dawn and James to ensure the GOP has the resources needed to win elections up and down the ballot.”

Senator Ted Cruz: “Chairman Dickey made a strong choice when he recruited Sen. Dawn Buckingham to serve as RPT Victory Chair. I look forward to working closely with both Senator Buckingham and Chairman Dickey as they assemble the resources to grow the party, spread the Republican message, and Keep Texas Red in 2018. Texas Republicans should be encouraged by this announcement, and can look forward to an aggressive Victory effort that is mission focused and results oriented.”

Statement from Senator Dawn Buckingham: “I am thrilled to lead the 2018 Victory campaign for the Republican Party of Texas. Texas continues to lead the nation because of the commitment our candidates and officeholders have to conservative values and principles. I look forward to campaigning across Texas with leaders of our party, Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and all Republicans including statewide, legislative and judicial candidates.”