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We're always preparing for our next convention season. To get involved in planning these meetings which attract hundreds and even thousands of local Republican voters please contact us at (512)302-1776.

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Mackowiak: Justice of the Peace court should not be a 'personal platform for liberal politics'

AUSTIN  Republican nominee for Travis County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Martin Harry released a list of ethics grievances against his Democrat opponent Sylvia Holmes this morning. Said Matt Mackowiak, Chairman of the Travis County Republican Party:
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Travis GOP Primary candidates to stand unified Wednesday

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).

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TCRP demands verifiable elections

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. ...

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Welcome to the new Travis GOP website!

Congratulations: You are looking at, not only the new online home of the best county political party in America, but also a multi-functional campaign platform that will help us win elections in Travis County for years to come and make Texas even redder. 

Welcome to our new website, hosted by NationBuilder. We invite you to look around at the new features this site has to offer, which maintains the general look and feel of the older, award-winning website. Enjoy this "soft rollout" and while you're at it, would you mind helping us? You can let us know of any problems you encounter, any misspellings, any missing pages, etc., by emailing our communications director at

Thanks for visiting, and we look forward to engaging with you as we elect more Republicans to office in the Austin area.

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.

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Travis GOP joins diverse coalition opposing school bonds


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.

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Willett, Ho inspired choices for 5th Circuit


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."


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Sheriff's office admits ICE did communicate on criminal background of Mexican gang member

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:

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'Sanctuary Sally' recklessly releases Mexican gang member


AUSTIN – The Austin American-Statesman reported late yesterday that Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez released from Travis County jail a known Mexican gang member who had been deported four times already and has been convicted of stealing a firearm in Hopkins County in 2008. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said Travis County denied their June 16 detainer request and did not notify ICE before the release of Julio Cesar Mendoza-Caballero, a member of the “Sureños 13” gang.

Mendoza-Caballero was arrested for “assault causing bodily injury,” a charge which Sheriff Hernandez believes does not merit honoring an ICE detainer.


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