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Dukes Prosecution Fiasco Proves Travis County DA’s Office Has Badly Failed Taxpayers

Posted on Oct 23, 2017 in Blog with comments

Travis County GOP chairman Matt Mackowiak released a statement today following the news that Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore has dropped 13 felony tampering with a governmental record charges and two misdemeanor abuse of official capacity charges against state Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin):

“Today’s news that District Attorney Moore is letting Rep. Dukes walk free without even going to trial after indictment for 15 very serious corruption charges is an embarrassment to Travis County and a monumental waste of taxpayer funds by two Democratic District Attorneys. Even with substantial evidence against Rep. Dukes, much of it dutifully generated by news media investigation, the Travis County District attorney's office couldn't even bring a single viable case to court after two years of costly legal maneuvering. ...

Travis GOP joins diverse coalition opposing public school tax hikes

Posted on Oct 11, 2017 in Blog with comments

On the heels of a press conference opposing an unnecessary, billion-dollar Austin ISD bond package, the Travis County Executive Committee voted at its October meeting to not only oppose the AISD debt but also two other local school district tax hikes.

Travis County GOP Steering Committee member Don Zimmerman, Outreach Director Mike Lee, and Precinct Chairmen Tori Moreland and James Ritter stood with a diverse coalition with a united mission to expose the AISD bond's flaws. Representatives from the Gray Panthers and LULAC were also present, as well as former Austin City Council and GOP Texas House candidate Michael Cargill.

Below is the pertinent text of each resolution as approved. ...

Willett, Ho 'inspired choices' for 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Posted on Sep 28, 2017 in Blog with comments
"Don Willett and James Ho are inspired choices for federal judicial vacancies and President Trump should be commended for making these appointments. Both of these individuals are proven conservatives. Don Willett has been a sterling Supreme Court Justice, and is well-known to Austin-area Republicans. James Ho was an excellent Solicitor General for our state and is widely respected. ..."

Chairman's Priorities for 2018

Posted on Sep 23, 2017 in Blog with comments

In his monthly report, Travis County Republican Party Chairman Matt Mackowiak reviewed his top priorities for the 2018 campaign year at our September executive committee meeting. Below is that portion of his report:

TOP PRIORITIES:

> Hold the Offices We Currently Have: Once the primary is over (we are neutral in primaries), we will work to ensure that we do not lose the offices we currently hold: ...

Speaker election reform resolution passes

Posted on Sep 13, 2017 in Blog with comments
"... We call on Texas House Republicans to change the Texas House Speakership due to non-support of the Republican Party of Texas platform by the current Texas House Speaker.
 
"We further call on Texas House Republicans to nominate and elect the Texas House Speaker consistent with RPT 2016 platform plank 70:  Reject and refuse pledges; conduct a Republican House caucus meeting following each general election to elect a Republican Texas House Speaker nominee via secret ballot; and vote in the legislature as a unified body for that nominee.

"We further call on Texas House Republicans to only support, nominate and elect Texas House Speaker candidates and Speakers who support the platform and principles of the Republican Party of Texas."
 
For the entire text of the resolution click "Continue Reading" below.