The County Republican Convention is held in even-numbered election years, as part of the statewide and national Republican convention process. The purpose of the convention is to choose delegates and alternates to the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) State Convention, currently scheduled for June 7-9 in Fort Worth, said Walter Coumbe, county chair.
Resolutions or statements on policy issues will also be discussed and sent to the state convention for eventual inclusion in the state and national Party platform.
As a result of substantial changes in the election calendar in 2012, the county Republican Party will not conduct precinct conventions on the evening of the May 29 Primary Election and will be incorporating all party business into the county convention on April 21.
All attendees will be seated by precinct and will vote their precinct strength. Furthermore, all attendees have the right to seek to become a state delegate and to bring forth resolutions for consideration by the convention. The convention will be open to any registered voter who signs an oath of affiliation identifying themself as a Republican.
“Although the timing of this year’s convention schedule has changed for Refugio County Republicans, we are more enthusiastic than ever about coming together for this important event and ready to get to work on our duties that day,” Coumbe said. “On behalf of our county party, I invite all interested Refugio County Republicans to join us on Saturday, April 21 at the Pct. 2 Community Center in Bonnie View to participate in the important discussions and decisions that will carry forward to our State Republican Convention and beyond.”
As an additional resource, the state party stands ready to answer any questions related to the 2012 Republican Party of Texas Convention process. More convention information is available at the RPT website - TexasGOP.org.
For any additional questions or information, please contact the Refugio County Chair, Walter Coumbe, at 361-779-7002 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.