January 13th, 2016

Texas GOP Chairman Tom Mechler Statement on the Passing of Royal Masset

“Last evening the Republican Party of Texas lost a dear member of our family. Royal Masset served our party for over 15 years (1983-1998), mostly as Political Director and was the creator of ORVS, Optimal Republican Voting Strength, which allowed us to successfully target races with pinpoint accuracy. During Royal’s tenure with the Party, the number of Republican elected officials jumped from 300 to more than 1500 seats, and the number of statewide officials jumped from zero to 29. Royal also trained over 3500 candidates and activists who would become the bedrock of a strong conservative foundation for Texas. Without question, the Republican Party of Texas would not be as successful today without Royal Masset’s firm commitment to building our base and winning elections. Our prayers and condolences are with Royal’s family and we hope that you will join us in celebrating the life of this incredible man.”