Austin- “Today, I am proud to announce that the Republican Party of Texas is celebrating its 150th Sesquicentennial Anniversary, where our Party was founded at the Harris County Courthouse in Houston on this day in 1867. From Governor Elisha M. Pease in 1867 to Governor Greg Abbott today, our Party has always believed in equal freedom and opportunity for all Texans of all backgrounds, and we continue to champion our conservative values and principles today so that all Texans have the chance to lead the best possible life they can. From these humble beginnings, we’ve come a long way since 1867.  In fact, no Texas Democrat has won a statewide office since 1994. We will continue to be the most dominant state party in America moving forward because of our conservative leadership delivering for Texans.”