Introducing our 2018 Travis GOP slate!

We strongly support the following nominees of the Travis County Republican Party, who will appear on the November ballot: 

Senate District 25: Donna Campbell 
House District 47: Paul Workman 
Senate District 14: George Hindman
House District 46: Gabriel Nila
House District 49: Kyle Austin
Justice of the Peace Pct. 2: Chris Soileau
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3: Martin Harry
We will have pictures, information on each candidate, a list of statewide Republicans appearing on the November general election ballot, runoff information, and more coming soon to this post.
Congratulations to all our primary election candidates! We stand united to support the Republican ticket.
Note: Some candidates appearing on Travis County GOP ballots are in the runoff election. We'll have more information on this soon, as well, once confirmed and a canvass is complete.

Precinct Convention Locations Announced for 2018!


For a complete list of Precinct Convention times and locations for March 10, 2018, please click here.

Travis GOP will have precinct conventions on the Saturday following the Primary election rather than on the night of the election.

Official precinct convention notices should be posted to the door or main entrance of your precinct's voting location on primary election night. The list is posted here as a courtesy and we will do our best to make sure it is accurate. Please check with your precinct chairman (click here for directory) if you have any questions. If your precinct does not have a chairman your default location will be Central Texas Gun Works (please check the locations link above for address and exact times). 

For more information on the convention process -- including what it means to be a precinct, county, SD, or state delegate, and plans being made to host the biennial county convention -- please see our Travis GOP Conventions site. 

Travis GOP to co-host CD 21 candidates forum


*UPDATE: Watch the archived forum via Facebook Live here:

The Travis County GOP and the Hays County GOP have scheduled a joint candidate forum on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 6-8pm at the TDS Exotic Game Ranch (right on the county line), 11508 Carl Rd, Buda, TX 78610.

We will have all the candidates who can attend participate together. There are 18 candidates, so this will be a major undertaking! If you're close to any of the campaigns please put in a good word for this forum as we hope to have ALL candidates present.

We plan to livestream the event.

Ken Paxton to headline first Chairman's Circle exclusive event (postponed to Jan. 24)

NOTE: Due to inclement weather, the Ken Paxton event for Chairman's Circle members has been moved to Wednesday, Jan. 24. We apologize for any inconvenience, but the bright side is that the deadline for registration has been extended to Monday, Jan. 22! Let us know ASAP if you would like to join and attend.


Introducing the 2018 TCRP Chairman's Circle
Become a Chairman's Circle member and join us JAN. 24 as we host the first of 4 exclusive Chairman's Circle events in 2018. We'll kick the year off with a limited space, private dinner featuring Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Interested? As a 2018 inaugural participant, you'll be part of Travis County's most exclusive Republican donor club, ideal for industry leaders, elected officials, and the most dedicated activists who want the best networking opportunities and enjoy one-on-one time with those who advance Republican principles in both Travis County and across Texas.

Contact Chairman Matt Mackowiak (512-423-6116 or or Finance Chairwoman Cornelia Foster Wood ( Join The Chairman's Circle by Jan. 9 for the opportunity to attend this very special event. Event details provided upon enrollment.

Please see donation levels and benefits are available at:



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Day to succeed Carroll as Deputy Executive Director

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File photo: Day sworn in as a Travis GOP Secretary by then-Chairman James Dickey.
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2017: What a year!

As we come to the end of 2017, it strikes me that we have had quite a year!
Here's a quick summary:


> Gary Teal appointed TCRP Executive Director.
> Tracey Carroll appointed Deputy Executive Director.


> The annual TCRP Reagan Gala was held, featuring U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Land Commissioner George P. Bush, with 200+ people attending and resulting in a net profit of over $60,000.


> James Dickey elected Republican Party of Texas chairman (for unexpired term, ending in 2018)
> Matt Mackowiak elected TCRP chairman (for unexpired term, ending June 2018).


> 1st ever Summer Bash with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick with 300 tickets sold and 280+ people in attendance.
> TCRP hits $100,000 annual revenue goal.


> First TCRP-sponsored Abbott University training held (on a thunderous and rainy night!), resulting in more than 25 volunteers trained.
> Patrick McGuinness appointed TCRP Executive Vice Chair.


> TCRP moves into an expanded office on the same floor of our current building, to allow the party and the primary operations to be co-located (saving us money).
Michael Morris appointed Primary Administrator.
> TCRP expanded to ten full committees and approved the appointment of committee chairs.
> Second Abbott University training held, resulting in more than 20 volunteers trained.


> Joint 2018 Senate District Convention date and location was confirmed and announced - the earliest this has ever been done (SD 14, 21, 24 and 25, Saturday, Mar. 24, East Austin College Prep., 5800 E. MLK Blvd). Sponsorship info here!

> Our new website is unveiled on the NationBuilder platform --


> The annual TCRP Christmas Party was held at the home of Kent & Elise Grusendorf with over 150 people in attendance, including 16 elected officials and candidates (resulting in 150+ pounds of food and $250 donated to the Central Texas Food Bank).
> TCRP Chairman's Circle announced (see below for details).
> The primary ballot draw was held for all contested races in Travis County.
> TCRP's chairman, executive vice chairman, executive director, deputy executive director and communications director hold a planning meeting for 2018.



Can you help?

Please consider making a year-end contribution to the Travis County GOP here.

Any gift you can make will help us grow the party, elect more Republicans and advance conservatism in 2018.

Thank you!
Matt Mackowiak, 
Travis County Republican Party

Filing deadline for the 2018 Primary

The candidate filing deadline for the 2018 primary is6 p.m., Dec. 11, at Travis GOP Headquarters, 9420 Research Blvd.
Echelon III, Suite 200 – 2J, Austin. Headquarters will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information contact Michael Morris, Secretary, at (512)302-1776. More information for prospective candidates may be found here:

Official notice ...

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Travis GOP demands verifiable elections

The Travis County Republican Party (TCRP) Executive Committee on November 14th unanimously passed a ballot security resolution supporting the purchase of a new Travis County election system that utilizes a paper ballot so that voters may verify their vote and where election results may be manually counted in the event of a recount.

The resolution, initiated by the TCRP’s recently formed Election Security Committee, highlights that the state Republican Party Platform supports the use of paper ballots.

This TCRP resolution is right on the mark. In early November, the Travis County Elections office published a detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) for vendors to submit their next generation election systems. Travis County Clerk, Dana DeBeauvoir, has made it clear that the new election system must provide, “better security and a paper trail.”

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TCRP Christmas & Appreciation Party

Join us for our annual Travis GOP Christmas Party hosted at Elise and the Honorable Kent Grusendorf's West Austin home. Look for Santa on the balcony.

Not only do we want to celebrate the Christmas season with our Republican friends but we also want to extend our sincerest appreciation to our supporters -- our precinct chairmen, our volunteers, our staff, our donors, our elected officials, and most importantly our voters. If you're a supporter of the Travis GOP in any way you are welcome to this memorable event.

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Sanctuary cities victory: most of law upheld in 5th Circuit

Today's decision to uphold the meat of the Texas anti-sanctuary cities law will have a major impact on Travis County, which thanks to a Democrat monopoly on local leadership, turned the Austin area into a "sanctuary county" where immigration law enforcement is completely arbitrary. But perhaps not for long:

"In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will allow Texas to enforce part of its sanctuary cities law while it appeals a lower court ruling that blocked it from going into effect."