In January 2017, Paul Simpson, Chairman of the Harris County Republican Party commissioned a strategic review of the Harris County GOP. This report is the culmination of that effort.
In January 2017, Paul Simpson, Chairman of the Harris County Republican Party (HCRP), commissioned a strategic review of the Harris County GOP. This report is the culmination of that effort.
By definition, once published, it also begins its implementation. The objective of the review was to: “Recommend how the Harris County Republican Party can best further its missions to elect Republican candidates and to engage voters on Republican positions and issues.”
A task force of thought-leaders in our local GOP was commissioned to advise the chairman and work with our consultant. During this process we gathered perspectives of a broad range of Harris County Republicans; surfaced our different priorities, issues, and points-of-view, and identified a robust set of strategic actions. Through this process we identified and made recommendations in the following areas of concern:
2. Growing the Party
3. Fund Raising
We met with, or spoke to, nearly 200 people throughout the county. We talked with a crosssection of elected officials, former candidates, party activists, precinct chairs, SREC members, GOP Club members, subject matter experts, and HCRP staff and volunteers. In-depth one-on-one interviews occurred with the task force member and other subject matter experts. We held
geographically dispersed focus group conversations across the county and Harris County Republicans contributed to an online opinion survey.
Please read the report carefully and review our recommendations. We are confident these efforts will lead to electoral success and support us to build upon our proud legacy of service.