Accountability key to accurate vote counts

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 in Blog with comments
The Travis County Republican Party urges the abandonment of certain countywide voting methods, in favor of and returning to more accountable precinct level methods, in any and all Travis County elections, and in other Texas counties.

Travis Republicans support annexation reform

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 in Blog with comments

... the Travis County Republican Party encourages the Texas State Legislature to pass an annexation reform bill similar to SB 715 that was filed in the general session in the upcoming special session.

This will ensure that the rights of Texas property owners are protected as indicated in the 2016 Texas Republican Party Platform Plank # 37 and Legislative Priority # 5 by requiring consent of residents before an extraterritorial community is annexed by municipalities. ...

Travis GOP elects new chairman, Mackowiak calls for Republican unity

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 in Blog with comments

The Travis County Republican Party Executive Committee elected a new county chairman Tuesday night.

Matt Mackowiak, a political consultant and executive vice chairman of the Travis GOP, receive 46 votes of the precinct chairmen voting on Tuesday's meeting. Don Zimmerman, former Austin City Councilman, radio show host, and Travis County GOP Steering Committee member, received 38 votes. The meeting was held at the Austin Public Library Cepeda Branch in East Austin.

The county chairman vacancy occurred when James Dickey won his bid to become chairman of the Republican Party of Texas on June 3. The position of executive vice chairman will remain vacant at least until the next scheduled meeting of the Travis GOP Executive Committee on Sept. 12.

County chairman election info

Posted on Jun 10, 2017 in Blog with comments
We will be holding 3 meetings on Tuesday, June 13. The first meeting will be the regular Executive Committee Meeting for June. This meeting will be chaired by the Executive Vice Chair per the bylaws of the Travis County Republican Party. Within 5 minutes of the conclusion of the first Executive Committee meeting a second meeting will come to order. The second meeting will be a special meeting of the Executive Committee to elect a new County Chair. ...

Dickey running for state chairman; What this means for the Travis GOP

Posted on May 29, 2017 in Blog with comments

UPDATE (6/3/17): James wins, 32-31! Resigns as county chairman.

As many of you know, our County Chairman, James Dickey, is pursuing nomination by the State Republican Executive Committee to the Chairmanship of the Republican Party of Texas.

The State Chairman's race began in earnest about two weeks ago when Tom Mechler decided to step down citing personal reasons (see The Travis Tracker for background). Since then, two candidates have emerged: Dickey of Lakeway as well as Rick Figueroa of Brenham.

Dickey has signaled his intention to remain County Chairman should he not secure the nomination on Saturday, June 3. Should he win, Dickey wanted to reassure the grassroots of the Travis GOP the local party is in good hands. He writes: ...