'Reliable taxpayer champion' Troxclair announces intent to not seek re-election to Austin City Council
The following statement is from Matt Mackowiak, Chairman of the Travis County Republican Party:
"Council Member Ellen Troxclair has been a dedicated public servant and a reliable taxpayer champion on the Austin City Council and her leadership will be sorely missed. Her consistent efforts to advance fiscal responsibility, address rising property taxes, reduce wasteful spending, and extend the Homestead Exemption have been deeply appreciated by all Republicans. We thank her for her incredible service these past four years and wish her very well as she supports her growing family and returns to to private sector. We know her future is bright."
AUSTIN -- The Travis County Republican Party wastes no time in its efforts to elect as many Republicans as possible.
Immediately after the March 6 primary, candidates appearing on Travis County Republican Primary ballots -- win or lose -- will stand together to pledge their mutual support for the local GOP slate in November. The Unity Press Conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Republican Party of Texas headquarters (211 E. 7th St., Ste. 915, Austin).Read more
AUSTIN -- The Travis County Republican Party (TCRP) Executive Committee on Nov. 14 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. ...Read more
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TCRP Chairman Mackowiak: Dukes Prosecution Fiasco Proves Travis County DA’s Office Has Badly Failed Taxpayers
AUSTIN – Travis County GOP chairman Matt Mackowiak released a statement today following the news that Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore has dropped 13 felony tampering with a governmental record charges and two misdemeanor abuse of official capacity charges against state Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin):
“Today’s news that District Attorney Moore is letting Rep. Dukes walk free without even going to trial after indictment for 15 very serious corruption charges is an embarrassment to Travis County and a monumental waste of taxpayer funds by two Democratic District Attorneys. Even with substantial evidence against Rep. Dukes, much of it dutifully generated by news media investigation, the Travis County District attorney's office couldn't even bring a single viable case to court after two years of costly legal maneuvering.Read more
AUSTIN -- On the heels of a press conference (pictured) opposing an unnecessary, billion-dollar Austin ISD bond package, the Travis County Executive Committee voted at its October meeting to not only oppose the AISD debt but also two other local school district tax hikes.
Travis County GOP Steering Committee member Don Zimmerman, Outreach Director Mike Lee, and Precinct Chairmen Tori Moreland and James Ritter stood with a diverse coalition with a united mission to expose the AISD bond's flaws. Representatives from the Gray Panthers and LULAC were also present, as well as former Austin City Council and GOP Texas House candidate Michael Cargill.
Below is the pertinent text of each resolution as approved.Read more
AUSTIN — Travis County GOP chairman Matt Mackowiak released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump nominating Justice Don Willett and James Ho to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals:
"Don Willett and James Ho are inspired choices for federal judicial vacancies and President Trump should be commended for making these appointments. Both of these individuals are proven conservatives. Don Willett has been a sterling Supreme Court Justice, and is well-known to Austin-area Republicans. James Ho was an excellent Solicitor General for our state and is widely respected.
"Conservatives were promised by then-candidate Trump that he would make conservative judicial appointments and President Trump deserves credit for delivering on that promise."
AUSTIN – The Travis County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) released confirmation this afternoon that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) did provide to TCSO the criminal history of Julio Cesar Mendoza-Caballero, a “Sureños 13” gang member who Sheriff Sally Hernandez released from jail despite a detainer request issued by ICE.
A statement released by the TCSO office said the following:Read more