Dedicating his life to public service, Jim Leitner spent twenty-six years in the Coast Guard Reserve beginning as a seamen recruit. He retired as a Commander having been activated for Desert Shield/Storm serving two tours as Commanding Officer of Reserve Units. His legal career has been just as distinguished with over 41 years of experience as an attorney in private practice working on more than 300 jury trials and authoring over 300 appellate briefs. Jim has served as General Counsel to the Sheriff of Harris County, First Assistant District Attorney in Harris, Bell, and Lampasas Counties and is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
As chair of the State Board of Education, Donna Bahorich is committed to preparing all children to be productive, engaged citizens. She has worked diligently to approve and promote college and career ready courses, including strong career and technical education courses, leading to increased opportunities for students after high school. Donna is also passionate about approving effective public charter schools that successfully prepare children and offer more choices for families throughout Texas. She brings experience in business, education and legislation to the position.
Donna was appointed as chair of the State Board of Education in June 2015 after serving most of the western half of Harris County as the District 6 representative. She was also the chair of the Committee on School Initiatives, which oversees the State Board for Educator Certification rules, agenda items related to charter schools, long-range plans for K12 education and education technology, and the appointment of school board members for districts located on military bases. Donna served as the board liaison, coordinating with the education commissioner on all charter approvals.
On November 4, 2014, the voters of Harris County elected Devon Anderson District Attorney. Devon is leading the office forward and establishing it as the flagship prosecutor’s office in the United States.
Just 10 months after taking office, Devon successfully prosecuted cop-killer, Harlem Lewis, sending him to Death Row for the senseless murders of Bellaire police officer Jimmie Norman and Good Samaritan Terry Taylor on Christmas Eve 2012.Read more
In November of 2000, Hickman was elected Harris County Constable of Precinct 4 - the largest Constable agency in the United States. He was sworn into office on January 1, 2001. Hickman continually moved the Precinct 4 Constable’s Office forward through innovation and excellence. Hickman instituted new advancements in technology and equipment to streamline the department and provide a more effective use of resources enhancing safety and security in our community.
Mike Sullivan, Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector, leads the office in a fiscally conservative, no non-sense approach.
As a former Houston City Councilman, Humble ISD school board member, Region H Water Group adviser and hospital trustee, Sullivan has more than 40 years of business experience. Known by Houstonians as a budget watchdog, his priorities center on advancing technology, improving customer service and advocating for tax payers. Recently Sullivan presented a check to Mayor Turner in the amount of $330,488.00 from his "Top 10 Delinquent Tax Accounts" initiative.
Mike Sullivan oversees a staff of more than 400 people across 16 branch offices. He works closely with the Harris County Appraisal District and keeps a watchful eye over the property tax division as well as the automobile registration division, working closely with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles for the largest county in Texas.Read more
HCRP Chairman Paul Simpson's Statement on U. S. District Judge Reed O’Connor’s ruling on Obama’s transgender bathroom directive to Public Schools:
Once again, a court has stopped illegal meddling by the Obama Administration - this time, by Washington bureaucrats who would dictate to local public schools which students can use which bathrooms. We stand with Attorney General Paxton and the State of Texas in opposing this latest example of aggressive overreach by President Obama. This, once again, shows why we need to elect Republicans to fix what’s wrong with Washington.
It's that time again! Join us for our 3rd Annual HCRP Campaign Kick-Off Event - Carnival Style! Become an event sponsor and help ensure the Harris County Republican Party is well funded this fall so we can Get Out The Vote in every corner of Harris County. There will be live music, food, carvinal games, a pie eating contest, and even a Dunk-The-Chairman Tank!Read more
In an activist ruling today, a week before we celebrate our nation's founding, the United States Supreme Court dealt a blow to the ideals of life and liberty set out in the Declaration of Independence.
The Court struck down common-sense Texas law that protected women's health by requiring facilities and doctors that perform abortions to meet basic health care standards. This is a sad outcome given the need to ensure women receive safe health care in a culture that increasingly places little value on life, including the innocent life of unborn children.
As Justice Thomas articulated in his dissent, this is a victory for no one, and a loss for America. It is also a stark reminder of the importance of electing a Republican President this year who will appoint principled constitutional conservatives to the Supreme Court who follow the law, and don't create their own.
The Harris County Republican Party Headquarters was host to the High School Republicans of Texas State Convention on Monday as well! Over 50 students from around the state gathered in Houston to hear from elected officials, hold their elections and mingle with fellow conservatives. If you are looking for evidence that the party is growing and becoming younger you need to look no further than the room of committed, young conservatives who make up this great organization.
On Monday, June 6th, HCRP hosted the Annual Luncheon with Chairman Paul Simpson and Special Guest Congressman John Culberson. This luncheon is one of the many perks that we offer to our donors for their support of the Harris County Republican Party. Members of the HCRP Grassroots Club,Foundation Club and Cornerstone Club gathered to enjoy lunch and hear about the current affairs of the Party. We would like to thank all of those who support the party both financially and with their time and effort as well as Congressman Culberson for being a part of the luncheon.