**Please Note** As we continue to navigate events and conventions around the reopening of Texas, the priorities of the Harris County Republican Party remain the health and safety of our community. We thank you for your continued patience and support while we've been working with our Senate District Chairs in Harris County as well as the Republican Party of Texas to adapt our conventions in light of the recent health emergencies.
Below you'll find information on how to get involved in the 2020 Harris County Republican Convention process. Party conventions are held every two years. There are four levels of conventions this year: Precinct, County/Senate District (SD), State (held in Houston this year), and National.
Attendees at each level pass resolutions and elect delegates to the next convention level. These resolutions and delegates help shape the party platform and its direction regarding public policy. To be a delegate, you must affiliate with the Republican Party (by voting in the Republican Primary or by taking an oath of affiliation). Once affiliated you cannot vote or participate in another party’s primary or convention process for the remainder of the voting year.
If you have any questions, call 713-838-7900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit www.texasgop.org/convention/ or download the delegate one-pager for more info from the State Party.
The Precinct Convention is the first step in the political convention process. The Harris County Republican Party Precinct Conventions previously occurred the the evening of Primary Election Day, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, after polls closed. Resolutions were adopted and delegates and alternates elected for the next convention level.
Senate District (SD) Conventions
The next step is the Senate District or SD Convention. Those individuals who were elected by their precinct can be delegates and alternates to their SD Convention. (Anyone may attend an SD convention as a guest.) Ordinarily, SD delegates set rules by which the convention will operate, vote on resolutions, and elect delegates and alternates to the Republican Party of Texas State Convention. Those who did not or were not able to become a precinct delegate to an SD Convention can still be a delegate to the State Convention, but must be nominated by their SD Convention to be a state delegate.
Pursuant to Republican Party of Texas Rules and the Texas Election Code, the SD Conventions were scheduled to convene at 9:00am on Saturday, March 21, 2020. However, due to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the SD conventions will proceed differently from how they were originally announced, as noted below for each respective SD.
**Update** Thanks to all of our Harris County Senate District leaders for their ongoing leadership and commitment to the Party. Seven Senate Districts briefly convened their Conventions on March 21, to reconvene at a future date. Additionally, SD 6 held a successful and safe Convention on March 21 outside of its planned venue. Below are the updated times and locations of the other SD Convention that will reconvene in June 2020.
Senate District Conventions must follow the social distancing guidelines of each facility. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out directly to the respective Senate District Chair listed below.
Click here for info on the Temporary Convention Officers and Committees as provided by the Senate District Chairs.
SD 4 – Will take place on Saturday, June 20, with registration beginning at 8:00am and convention at 9:00am at The Overlook, 20114 Pinehurst Dr, Atascocita, TX 77346. Contact SD 4 Chair Alice Rekeweg, email@example.com, for more info.
SD 6 – Occurred at 9:00am on Saturday, March 21, in the Pavilion at Baytown Community Center, pursuant to RPT emergency rules. Contact SD 6 Chair Rex Teter, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more info.
SD 7 – Will take place on Saturday, June 13, with registration beginning at 8:00am and convention at 9:00am at Spring First Church, 1851 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX 77388. Contact SD 7 Chair David Riddle, email@example.com, for more info.
SD 11 – Will take place on Sunday, June 14, with registration beginning at 1:00pm and the convention at 2:00pm at Campbell Hall at the Pasadena Convention Center, 7601 Red Bluff Rd, Pasadena, TX 77505. Contact SD 11 Chair Scott Bowen, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more info.
SD 13 – Will take place on Saturday, June 13, with registration beginning at 8:00am and convention at 9:00am at Braeswood Assembly of God Church, 10611 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77096. Contact SD 13 Chair Kristy Bridges, email@example.com, for more info.
SD 15 – Will take place on Saturday, June 13, with registration beginning at 8:00am and convention at 9:00am at Glorious Way Church, 11611 Champion Forest Dr, Houston, TX 77066. Contact SD 15 Chair Rolando Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more info.
SD 17 – Will take place on Saturday, June 20, with registration beginning at 8:00am and convention at 9:00am at Red Oak Ballroom at the Norris Conference Centers, 816 Town & Country Blvd. Houston TX 77024. All attendees must register via this Eventbrite link. Contact SD 17 Chair Bob Sumicek, email@example.com, for more info.
SD 18 – Will take place on Saturday, June 27, with registration beginning at 8:00am and convention at 9:00am at Hockley Community Center, 28515 Old Washington Rd, Hockley, TX 77447. Contact SD 18 Chair Howard Barker, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more info.
Visit www.texasgop.org/countysenatorial-district-convention/ for more info on SD Conventions.
This year, we are excited the State Convention will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Originally planned for May 2020, the coronavirus pandemic forced rescheduling of the convention to July 16 -18, 2020. The Republican Party of Texas will provide communications about hotel bookings and other logistical details about the State Convention.
The State Convention is a place for people who vote in the Republican Primary election to define our shared beliefs and to determine how we will promote them. We do this by creating a platform and by setting rules and electing people to run the party between conventions. Anyone can attend who is a registered voter, who has affiliated with the Republican Party, either by voting in the Party Primary or by taking an oath of affiliation, and has been duly elected by the lower level conventions. Delegates to the State Convention create and ratify the Party rules and platform and cast ballots to elect the State Chairman, State Vice-Chairman, and State Republican Executive Committee members (two per Senate District). In 2020, a presidential election year, we will also elect delegates to attend the Republican National Convention scheduled for this summer.
Visit www.texasgop.org/2020-state-convention/ for more info on the State Convention.