Tarrant GOP Votes Unanimously to Hold Precinct Conventions
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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