The Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Tarrant County held an emergency meeting Saturday, March 10, 2012 and voted without objection to hold precinct conventions on or about April 3rd. The exact time, date, and locations are to be finalized but will be published at http://tcgop.org and announced to the media as soon as they are available.
Lawsuits over redistricting lines have delayed the party primary and convention process statewide and prompted the State Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Texas to vote February 29th to remove the normal requirement for each county to hold precinct conventions. Instead, each county party will only hold precinct conventions if the county executive committee votes to do so. The Tarrant GOP was instrumental in convincing the RPT to preserve at least the option for each county to hold precinct conventions instead of canceling them outright as the Texas Democratic Party has done.
“Precinct conventions are fundamental to the Republican Party’s goal of maintaining a grassroots party organized from the bottom-up,” said Tarrant GOP Chairman Jennifer Hall. “They are the first opportunity for Republican voters to organize in their neighborhoods and elect representatives from among themselves to carry their voices forward to the State Convention. The TCGOP’s unanimous vote Saturday shows that we understand this and we are dedicated to doing the work necessary to remain conservative and preserve precinct conventions, regardless of the unique challenges presented by this election cycle.”
The Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Tarrant County is made up of the County Chair and all elected Republican Precinct Chairs. Other business at Saturday’s emergency meeting included the drawing for placement order on the Republican Primary ballot and election of temporary chairmen for each of the four Tarrant County senatorial district conventions that will occur on April 21st.
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Fort Worth businessman and grassroots conservative activist Adrian Murray announced today that he has filed as a candidate for chair of the Tarrant County Republican Party. The office is being vacated by Stephanie Klick, who has resigned her position to seek another elective office.
In a statement, Murray said: “2012 will be the most crucial election in America’s history. Next year will require all hands on deck and all boots on the ground if we are to reverse the ‘fundamental transformation’ of America that is occurring before our eyes. This is not a time for timidity or uncertainty. It is a time for strong, determined leadership with a vision to achieve electoral victory in 2012. I believe I possess those qualities of leadership, organization and motivation which these times require.”
For two years Murray led the Fort Worth 912 Project which successfully worked with members of the Tarrant County GOP to fill vacant precinct chairs ahead of the 2010 primaries and which resulted in an overwhelming Republican victory in the general election that fall.
Murray is president and owner of Painless Performance Products, a Fort Worth-based manufacturer with 55 employees. The company produces wiring harnesses and other brand name products for the classic car, hot rod and racing industries. He is active with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, having served on its Executive Committee and currently serves on the board of the East Area Council, which focuses on educational and economic empowerment issues in East Fort Worth.
Tarrant County Republican Filings through 12/12/11
The candidates listed below are running in district wholly contained within Tarrant County and have filed for a place on the ballot with the Tarrant County GOP.
Candidates running statewide and in multi-county districts are required to file with the Republican Party of Texas. Those filing can be viewed at www.texasgop.org
Downloadable PDF of 2012 Candidates Who Have Filed- through12.12.11 SOS spreadsheet with contact information
|RACE NAME||CANDIDATE NAME|
|Congressional District 33||Bill Lawrence|
|Constable Pct 1||Richard Bo Aldridge|
|Constable Pct 1||Dale Clark|
|Constable Pct 1||Tommie Hathorn|
|Constable Pct 2||Robert J McGinty|
|Constable Pct 2||David Woodruff|
|Constable Pct 3||Darrell Huffman|
|Constable Pct 3||Jason L McCaffity|
|Constable Pct 4||Dub Bransom|
|Constable Pct 5||Dan Chisholm|
|Constable Pct 6||Tim Hotchkin|
|Constable Pct 6||Joseph Ortega|
|Constable Pct 6||Jon Siegel|
|Constable Pct 7||Clint C Burgess|
|County Chair||Bob McGrath|
|County Chair||Adrian Murray|
|County Commissioner, Pct 3||Gary Fickes|
|District Judge, 153rd District Court||Kevin Carey|
|District Judge, 153rd District Court||Susan McCoy|
|District Judge, 17th District Court||Melody Wilkinson|
|District Judge, 213th District Court||Louis E Sturns|
|District Judge, 342nd District Court||Wade Birdwell|
|District Judge, 348th District Court||Dana Womack|
|District Judge, 352nd District Court||Bonnie Sudderth|
|District Judge, 396th District Court||George Gallagher|
|District Judge, 48th District Court||David Evans|
|District Judge, 67th District Court||Don Cosby|
|District Judge, 96th District Court||R H Wallace Jr|
|District Judge, Criminal Court No. 2||Wayne Salvant|
|Family District Judge, 360th Judicial District||Mike Sinha|
|State Representative District 101||Dick Elkins|
|State Representative District 91||Barbara Nash|
|State Representative District 91||Kenneth M Ken Sapp|
|State Representative District 91||Lady Thombs|
|State Representative District 92||Jonathan Stickland|
|State Representative District 94||Diane Patrick|
|State Representative District 96||Mike Leyman|
|State Representative District 96||Bill Zedler|
|State Representative District 97||Craig Goldman|
|State Representative District 97||Susan Todd|
|State Representative District 98||Giovanni Capriglione|
|State Representative District 98||Vicki Truitt|
|State Representative District 99||Charlie Geren|
|Tax Assessor-Collector||Ron Wright|
|Texas Senate, District 10||Mark M. Shelton|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact December 7, 2011
A PROVEN LEADER HAS EMERGED IN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 6
FORMER ADDISON MAYOR JOE CHOW FILES HIS CANDIDACY FOR U.S. CONGRESS
Waxahachie, TX – December 7, 2011 – Joe Chow filed his candidacy for U.S. Congressional District 6 on Wednesday. The successful businessman and former Mayor of Addison brings to the table a record of cutting taxes, fiscal responsibility, and proven conservative leadership.
“I have had the honor of serving the people of Addison, Texas as Mayor, and it would be a great honor for me to serve the people of Congressional District 6,” said Chow. “District 6 is in need of a new leader who will fight for conservative values and who will take integrity and fiscal discipline to Washington.”
When asked about his reasons for running for Congress, Joe expressed a sense of urgency. “The policies of the Obama Administration have taken our nation in the wrong direction for nearly three years,” stated Chow. “Obama’s economic policies have been detrimental to economic liberty, and he has brought intrusive government into the lives of Americans on an unprecedented scale. In 2012, we must restore conservative leadership to the White House and elect dedicated conservatives to Congress who understand the proper role of government.”
These are difficult times, and Joe knows it. “Everyone tells me the same thing: A 9.1% unemployment rate is not acceptable. A sky-rocketing debt is not acceptable. Obamacare is not acceptable. Our illegal immigration policy is not acceptable. And most people want term limits. I stand by our Constitution, our right to bear arms, our sovereignty as a nation, states’ rights, and freedom of the individual.”
For over 25 years, Chow has been a successful small business owner. He immigrated to the United States from Taiwan at age 23 and earned his MBA in 1980 before becoming a restaurant manager and eventually the owner of the May Dragon restaurant in 1986.
“I know what it means to operate within a budget, and I know what it takes to make hard choices,” said Chow. “As Mayor, I cut taxes twice and led Addison through the recession with a 40% rainy day fund.”
The recent redistricting process has dramatically altered political districts in North Texas. District 6 is now 70 percent new and contains most of Grand Prairie, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Cockrell Hill, Mansfield, and South Irving, as well as all of Ellis and Navarro Counties. The district has lost Arlington, southern Fort Worth, as well as all of the area south of Navarro County.