Longtime Ron Paul backer heads GOP in Tarrant
FORT WORTH — Three months ago, Jennifer Hall was one of the numerous background players in Texas Republican politics. The strong-minded stay-at-home mom from Fort Worth volunteered for campaigns and rallied for causes but was mostly comfortable away from the spotlight.But in October, her brother-in-law died. Over the last decade, David Hall had made himself a familiar sight to thousands of people. Even if they didn’t know him by name, they could recall the Liberty Bell replica he hauled around on a flatbed trailer to hundreds of soldiers’ funerals and various local events.”At his funeral, we talked about all the things he had done throughout his life and I just got to the point where I thought I should do what I can while I can,” Hall said.Within weeks, Hall was in a three-way race to be interim chairwoman of the Tarrant County Republican Party. The chairwoman at the time, Stephanie Klick, had announced she was stepping down to run for the Texas House.One Saturday last month, after three rounds of voting, local Republican precinct chairmen picked Hall, 41, as head of the largest reliably Republican county in Texas.
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