FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 22, 2020
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Travis GOP opposes Robert Morrow's candidacy for State Board of Education
AUSTIN — County political parties typically do not endorse or oppose opponents in contested Republican primary races.
But one race in particular drew the opposition of the Travis County Republican Party Executive Committee Tuesday (Jan. 21). The Executive Committee, consisting of precinct chairmen across the Austin area within Travis County, unanimously approved a resolution to oppose the candidacy of Robert Morrow, a perennial candidate seeking a position of the State Board of Education.
Also running on the Republican Primary ballot are Inga Cotton and Lani Popp. The Executive Committee did not endorse any of the candidates. Early voting for the March 3 Primary begins Feb. 18.
Morrow, elected by a fluke to the chairmanship of the Travis County Republican Party in 2016, was censured for personal conduct and ad hominem attacks on revered public figures before being removed for leaving the GOP to run for President of the United States as an independent. A steering committee successfully managed the business of the party during Morrow's three-month term.
Below is the text of the resolution, approved by a voice vote:
RESOLUTION TO DENY SUPPORT TO CANDIDATE IN STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION PRIMARY
WHEREAS, Robert Morrow has a history of misogynist and vulgar language, and
WHEREAS, Robert Morrow has made outrageous and slanderous allegations about President Trump, members of the Bush family, and Governor Rick Perry, among others,
BE IT RESOLVED that the Travis County Republican Party opposes his candidacy in the Republican Primary for State Board of Education District 5.