County Convention (SDs 14, 21, 24, 25 conventions held in same building): Saturday, March 24, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin Northwest Arboretum (8901 Business Park Dr., Austin). Registration opens at 7 a.m., convention begins at 9 a.m.
>>See our Conventions Page for more information, including SD pages, documents, and other important announcements!
A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR COUNTY CONVENTION SPONSORS:
HELP US COVER THE COSTS
All attendees to this year's County Convention are asked to chip in $10 to help pay for facilities and other expenses. To help please make your donation at https://secure.anedot.com/travisgop/county
The unified SD conventions (aka. County Convention) serve to elect representatives and delegates to the state GOP convention and rallies hundreds of local Republican volunteers, candidates, and elected officials to one place in Travis County for this important day. There are two ways you can bring visibility to your brand among roughly 700 elected delegates from Travis County plus additional attendees/guests: through an ad or through a package sponsorship. See the attached form here. Learn more about sponsorship here.
For those wishing to serve but have no idea how a precinct or county convention works, have no fear. We have training available! For more information contact headquarters at (512)302-1776.
More about Temporary Committees
Much work goes into these conventions by the "temporary committees." SD 14 and SD 24 have opted to have their committees meet in advance on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week at various locations. See our Events calendar (www.travisgop.com/events) for any updates. Here is what the temporary committees do in advance of the "permanent" business of the SD convention:
Credentials committee: Determines the eligibility and hears contests of those submitted to be delegates to the SD convention. They will recommend a Permanent Roll of delegates of the Convention.
Rules committee: Determines the rules that will apply to the SD convention.
Resolutions commitee: Reviews the resolutions that were passed in Precinct Conventions. This committee will condense similar resolutions, hear defense of resolutions, or reject resolutions. Resolutions are still allowed for submission from the SD Convention floor subject to convention rules, but by providing a single report much time and effort is saved.
Nominations committee: Makes nominations to the Permanent Nominations Committee that will determine the delegates that may go on to the state convention.
Remember: to formally participate you must be elected a delegate or alternate to the SD convention by your PRECINCT convention. Guests are welcome to observe -- check with your SD temporary chairman for details. Guests are also welcome to the county convention and we'll have more information on this soon.
- To contact your temporary chairman and/or learn more about your SD convention's temporary committees see https://sites.google.com/site/tcrpcon (Note: If you're a temporary officer or chair in your SD convention contact email@example.com if you would like access to your SD convention page.)
- Helpful information on the convention process in general may be found at https://www.texasgop.org/countysenatorial-district-convention
If you can help ...
The Senatorial District Conventions are dependent on the talented Republicans in Travis County volunteering their time and expertise. Even if you are not a delegate or alternate you can still volunteer to help make these conventions a success. We could use more volunteers and we are especially in need of people who are technically skilled. Many hands make for light work. The new venue presents additional technological challenges. We need at least 2 more people to assist with the conventions, so we can make them a success. If you can help please respond to this email or call (512)302-1776 Ext. 2
Which Senate District are you in?
We have received a few questions from voters who do not have their voter registration card and who forgot which Texas Senate District they are in -- therefore they aren't sure which SD convention to keep tabs on (remember: U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are not in districts and are elected "at-large" statewide). You can find all of your districts at www.votexas.gov, but here's the quick-shot:
If your state Senator is Kirk Watson, you are in SD 14.
If your state Senator is Judith Zaffirini, you are in SD 21
If your state Senator is Dawn Buckingham, you are in SD 24
If your state Senator is Donna Campbell you are in SD 25.