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RPT Staff

Elizabeth Heckman

Political Assistant

Works with the Staff Assistant to execute her duties. Assists the political staff at the Austin Headquarters. Answers and responds to telephone inquiries to the political department. Responds to any correspondence that the Political Department receives.

Troy B. Jackson, Ph.D.

North Texas Regional Director

Directly manages, coaches, and trains a team of field organizers and Patriot Advocates (volunteers) in the designated region. Organizes at the “grassroots” level, building political leads and early Neighborhood Team prospects. Implements and executes a robust engagement plan and data-driven field plan encompassing voter contact, volunteer recruitment, grassroots development, and local candidate recruitment, organizes events for strategic purposes. In cooperation … Read more

Detrese Harkey

East Texas Regional Director

Builds a base of active, impact-driven volunteers in their respective regions. Trains volunteers to participate in region/state field efforts. Develops and maintains close relationships with volunteers in order to build up the base of the state party as a whole. Maintains an up-to-date database of volunteer information, availability, and skills. Group facilitation including guiding large groups of volunteers through strategic … Read more

Rosalba Martinez

Bexar County Regional Director

Builds a base of active, impact-driven volunteers in their respective regions. Trains volunteers to participate in region/state field efforts. Develops and maintains close relationships with volunteers in order to build up the base of the state party as a whole Maintains an up to date database of volunteer information, availability, and skills. Group facilitation including guiding large groups of volunteers … Read more

Data Director

Data Director

The Data Department is a resource for State and/or Regional entities including county parties, field staff, campaigns and other similar groups. Responsibilities include voter file/database management, daily tracking of metrics, training of staff and state leaders, and data collection including Absentee/Early Vote data and vote history. Additionally, the Data Director must familiarize themselves with state voting laws and historic election … Read more

Angela Williams

Political Director

Works with Party leadership to develop the political strategy for the Party to help elect Republicans up and down the ballot. Primary responsibility for drafting the political budget. Increasing the overall visibility of the organization. Establishing and maintaining relationships with party auxiliaries, elected officials and campaign consultants. Overseeing approval of staff reimbursements. Assist with directing administrative staff in Austin.

Laura King

Deputy Political Director

Communicates organization goals and operational plans of the political department. Assists with strategic planning and coordination of programs, projects, and policy positions. Ensures the alignment of strategy, planning, and management of the organization, including the implementation of the work plan in accordance with project missions. Monitors the overall performance management and quality assurance across the project. Provides regular input and … Read more

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Elizabeth Heckman

Position: Political Assistant
Email: eheckman@texasgop.org
Categories: Political
  • Works with the Staff Assistant to execute her duties.
  • Assists the political staff at the Austin Headquarters.
  • Answers and responds to telephone inquiries to the political department.
  • Responds to any correspondence that the Political Department receives.
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Troy B. Jackson, Ph.D.

Position: North Texas Regional Director
Email: tjackson@texasgop.org
Categories: Political
  • Directly manages, coaches, and trains a team of field organizers and Patriot Advocates (volunteers) in the designated region.
  • Organizes at the “grassroots” level, building political leads and early Neighborhood Team prospects.
  • Implements and executes a robust engagement plan and data-driven field plan encompassing voter contact, volunteer recruitment, grassroots development, and local candidate recruitment, organizes events for strategic purposes.
  • In cooperation with the Data and Political Director, utilizes rigorous standards for data collection and use in the Data Center.
  • Promotes leadership at every level of the campaign, with an eye towards building sustainable and permanent grassroots activism.
  • Helps create a professional staff culture that is upbeat and empowering, with a mind towards greater inclusion, a customer-service attitude, and a willingness to solve problems creatively.
  • Grows our network of supporters and volunteers through various tactics, including 1:1 meetings, phone calls, emails, teams, and texting.
  • Develops and maintains strong, trusting relationships with local Party leaders and activist groups.
  • Coaches, trains, and mentors Regional Field Organizers and new Regional Field Directors on effective staff management, effective campaign strategies including, but not limited to, recruitment, door-to-door canvassing, and other necessary field tactics.
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Detrese Harkey

Position: East Texas Regional Director
Email: dharkey@texasgop.org
Categories: Political
  • Builds a base of active, impact-driven volunteers in their respective regions.
  • Trains volunteers to participate in region/state field efforts.
  • Develops and maintains close relationships with volunteers in order to build up the base of the state party as a whole.
  • Maintains an up-to-date database of volunteer information, availability, and skills.
  • Group facilitation including guiding large groups of volunteers through strategic planning processes,
  • Responsible for writing weekly reports sent to senior staff.
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Rosalba Martinez

Position: Bexar County Regional Director
Email: rmartinez@texasgop.org
Categories: Political
  • Builds a base of active, impact-driven volunteers in their respective regions.
  • Trains volunteers to participate in region/state field efforts.
  • Develops and maintains close relationships with volunteers in order to build up the base of the state party as a whole
  • Maintains an up to date database of volunteer information, availability, and skills.
  • Group facilitation including guiding large groups of volunteers through strategic planning processes.
  • Responsible for writing weekly reports sent to senior staff.
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Data Director

Position: Data Director
Email: awilliams@texasgop.org
Categories: Political
  1. The Data Department is a resource for State and/or Regional entities including county parties, field staff, campaigns and other similar groups.
  2. Responsibilities include voter file/database management, daily tracking of metrics, training of staff and state leaders, and data collection including Absentee/Early Vote data and vote history.
  3. Additionally, the Data Director must familiarize themselves with state voting laws and historic election results and trends – which includes early/absentee and Election Day turnout and voter registration.
  4. The Data Director must also manage the daily volunteer/staff voter contact universes and surveys, including door-to-door and phone banking.
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Angela Williams

Position: Political Director
Email: awilliams@texasgop.org
Categories: Political
  • Works with Party leadership to develop the political strategy for the Party to help elect Republicans up and down the ballot.
  • Primary responsibility for drafting the political budget.
  • Increasing the overall visibility of the organization.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with party auxiliaries, elected officials and campaign consultants.
  • Overseeing approval of staff reimbursements.
  • Assist with directing administrative staff in Austin.
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Laura King

Position: Deputy Political Director
Email: lking@texasgop.org
Categories: Political
  • Communicates organization goals and operational plans of the political department.
  • Assists with strategic planning and coordination of programs, projects, and policy positions.
  • Ensures the alignment of strategy, planning, and management of the organization, including the implementation of the work plan in accordance with project missions.
  • Monitors the overall performance management and quality assurance across the project.
  • Provides regular input and recommendations to ensure effective implementation and continuous improvement of political plans.
  • Ensures effective collaboration and strategic partnership with auxiliaries/state campaigns across Texas.
 

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