In city elections, candidates do not run by party and there is no primary election for voters to choose a Republican nominee. Therefore, the Harris County Republican Party will give voters information so they can ensure Houston has the best leaders possible. For survey responses, voting history, and contact info on candidates running in the 2015 Houston city elections, visit HarrisCountyWorks.com.
This week, the Harris County Republican Party began its promised campaign of identifying the liberal Democrats running for Houston Mayor.
On Monday, we exposed mayoral candidate Ben Hall’s consistent Democratic primary voting record, his contributions totaling over $100,000 to liberal Democrats like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Sheila Jackson Lee, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Lloyd Doggett, and Al Green and that he is a current Sustaining Member of the Harris County Democratic Party.Read more
Texas Congressman Ted Poe is a leading advocate in Washington for limited government, free markets, low taxes and individual liberty.
Prior to serving in Congress, Ted Poe served for 22 years as a criminal court judge in Houston where he garnered national media attention for his innovative sentences – dubbed “Poetic Justice.” Prior to that, he served for 8 years in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, where he became the chief felony prosecutor and never lost a jury trial.
Congressman Ted Poe serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade. An outspoken advocate on border security, he travels regularly to the southern border to meet directly with local law enforcement and residents. He also often visits our troops in Afghanistan and around the world. Congressman Ted Poe established the bipartisan Victims’ Rights Caucus (VRC) to advocate on behalf of victims in our nation’s capital. A strong constitutionalist, Congressman Poe stands firmly in the belief of “we the people” not “we the subjects.”
Your Houston News, August 19- As the chairman of the Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade subcommittee, Congressman Ted Poe works to deal with the aspects of these three prominent issues currently being dealt with in Washington, D.C.. Poe delivered a speech concerning these three issues during the Focus on the Federal Government luncheon hosted by the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce.
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In the wake of the horrifying shooting of Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the force, Harris County residents and law enforcement have chosen peace and solidarity and refused hate and rage.
“District Attorney Devon Anderson and Sheriff Ron Hickman provided the necessary leadership to unite people not only in Harris County but throughout the country,” said Harris County Republican Party Chairman, Paul Simpson. “Over the weekend we saw a response from our Republican leadership in law enforcement unparalleled in this country. Sheriff Hickman and District Attorney Anderson were a calm and uniting force focused on justice for officer Goforth and the message that lives matter.”
Hickman was careful to avoid jumping to conclusions or using rhetoric that could escalate the sensitive situation, "The general climate of that kind of rhetoric can be influential on people to do things like this. We're still searching to find out if that's actually a motive," he said. Hickman made an emotional appeal that "Cops lives matter, too," and added “So why don't we just drop the qualifier and just say Lives Matter, and take that to the bank."Read more
As a fiscally conservative “Jeffersonian Republican,” Congressman John Culberson is committed to Thomas Jefferson’s vision of limited government, individual liberty, and states’ rights. Simply put, John Culberson believes in “Letting Texans Run Texas.”
Congressman Culberson is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for funding the federal government. His position on the committee allows him to rein in federal spending and promote less federal regulation and more local control. His subcommittee assignments include the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Subcommittee, Homeland Security Subcommittee, and the Transportation Housing & Urban Development Subcommittee.
Congressman Brady holds key leadership posts in Congress including Deputy Whip and Vice Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee. He is a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee - - considered by many to be the most powerful committee in Congress with jurisdiction over taxes, health care, Social Security, Medicare, international trade and welfare.
Congressman Brady is the chairman of the influential Health Subcommittee for the House Ways and Means Committee. As chairman, he will focus on ensuring a strong, free market in the nation's health care industry and look for ways to increase the quality of health care, while keeping costs low
A champion of free enterprise and American-made energy, Kevin’s focus is creating jobs, reducing Washington spending and sunsetting obsolete federal agencies. Congressman Brady is Harris County's longest serving Congressman, representing district 8 since 1997.
County Judge Ed Emmett, first elected in 2007 and most recently re-elected in 2014, serves as the Cheif Executive Officer of Harris County. Judge Emmett is responsible for overseeing the county government along with the 4 elected County Commissioners. In 2007, Judge Emmett oversaw the largest tax cut ever approved by Harris County, reducing the ad valorem tax rate by a full penny. Under Judge Emmett's leadership, Harris County has received AAA Bond ratings and is financially sound. Harris County does not face the economic problems that the City of Houston faces, in large part due to the conservative leadership of our County Judge.Read more
Please join us in congratulating Erin Lunceford who was appointed Judge of the 61st District Court by Governor Greg Abbott. We know Judge Lunceford will continue to use conservative principles on the bench as she has in her career as an attorney and in her position as HCRP Precinct Chair. Congratulations Judge Lunceford!
Washington Examiner, July 20, 2015 - When the Republican Party crowns a presidential nominee one year from now, he (or she) will be handed a campaign organization that is fully staffed and operational in every electoral battleground. That might be the most important component of the top-to-bottom overhaul of the Republican National Committee's voter turnout program undertaken since the 2012 presidential election, as detailed in an interview with the Washington Examiner.
Four years ago, GOP nominee Mitt Romney was outgunned and outclassed by President Obama in the trenches of door-to-door combat for votes in swing states. Obama's advantage was multifold — better data, better manipulation of that data, a better candidate. But the RNC concluded that Obama's advantage stemmed, as well, from fielding a more competent organization that never packed up and went home after he won the presidency in 2008.
The president's campaign stayed in the field and prepared for his 2012 re-election almost from the minute his first race ended, deepening ties to the community. Romney, meanwhile, secured the nomination after a protracted primary fight, and was forced to rush a team with varying experience into the competitive states with barely months to go before voting started — as had every non-incumbent GOP nominee before him.
The party determined not to get caught flat-footed again. So, the RNC took a page from Obama for America's playbook and decided to build an operation that would be permanently deployed and available for the Republican presidential nominee to lease every four years.
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Press Release: Harris County Republican Party announces date for 2016 Lincoln-Reagan Dinner
The 2016 Harris County Republican Party Lincoln-Reagan Dinner will be February 25, 2016, one night before the Presidential Debate scheduled to be held in Houston. Each Republican Presidential Candidate participating will be invited to attend and speak to the attendees. The 2015 Dinner had over 1,200 Republicans attend.
“We are excited to build on the tremendous success of our 2015 Dinner”, said HCRP Chairman Paul Simpson. He added, “To have all the Presidential Candidates right here in Houston should only add to the excitement all Republicans feel toward the 2016 election. We will extend an invitation for each of them to come and speak. The timing could not be more advantageous for us.”
More details will be posted on the website soon with instructions on how individuals can secure a seat to the dinner.
Chris A. Beavers
Beavers Media & Communications