Special election - Back up Dr. Mike!

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 in Blog with comments

Though much of our attention now shifts to the 2014 Primary, let's not overlook the Jan. 28 Special Election Runoff!

Back on Nov. 5, well-respected NW Austin chiropractor Dr. Mike VanDeWalle became the top candidate for the Texas House District 50 seat. He now advances to a run-off with Celia Israel to serve the remainder of former Rep. Mark Strama's term. ...

Filing ends, candidates uncontested

Posted on Dec 10, 2013 in Blog with comments

The filing period for the 2014 Republican Primary closed at 6 p.m. Monday (Dec. 9).

There are no Republican challengers for the following Travis County candidates:

  • Judge Glenn Bass, Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 (incumbent) 
  • Rep. Paul Workman, Texas House District 47 (incumbent)
  • Mike VanDeWalle, Texas House District 50 (currently in special election runoff, BTW)
  • Raymond Frank, Commissioners Court Place 2
  • Mike McNamara, County Judge
  • James Dickey, Travis GOP County Chair
  • Jeff Rose, Third Court of Appeals (incumbent)

We had 123 Precinct Chairman applications, which include serveral contested races.

Now on to Ballot Draw and creating the March 4, 2014 Primary Ballot! We'll post updates to this blog and to our Facebook page, so stay tuned.

Donating to flood and typhoon victims

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 in Blog with comments

Thousands are feared dead in the Philippines in wake of Typhoon Haiyan, and a half a million are displaced. And though not nearly as catastrophic as the typhoon, over a thousand homes were flooded in Travis County recently, leaving hundreds without a home to return to even in our own community.

We encourage everyone to donate to relief efforts. The Travis County Republican Party recommends our members donate to the following organizations:


Amendment recommendations

Posted on Sep 23, 2013 in Blog with comments

In addition to a special election to replace Mark Strama (HD 50) on Nov. 5, Travis County residents will also be voting on a series of Amendments to the Texas Constitution.

Below are our recommendations. But we urge each voter to make up his/her own mind. Please see the attached pros/cons for each proposed Amendment. ...

TCRP votes to support Obama ouster

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 in Blog with comments

The Precinct Chairmen of the Travis County Republican Party voted Sept. 19 to support the National Black Republican Association's call for the impeachment of President Barack Obama. Please see the following link to learn more about this effort: