Spencer to succeed Teal as Executive Director

AUSTIN – Travis County Republican Party (TCRP) chairman Matt Mackowiak announced the appointment of Spencer Davis to the position of Executive Director, effective immediately. Davis succeeds Gary Teal who has served in that position since March of 2017. Teal will be announcing his next move soon.

 “I am excited that Spencer is joining TCRP at this important time,” said TCRP chairman Matt Mackowiak. “Spencer has exactly the kind of experience TCRP needs to soberly analyze the 2018 election cycle and develop our plan for 2020. Spencer shares our vision of a county party that raises considerable money and deploys it efficiently to help elect as many Republicans as possible. I have great confidence in his ability, drive, and experience.”

Davis has served as Data Director for the Republican Party of Texas since August 2017. In that role, he helped manage a nine-person field team and worked directly with the Abbott and Cruz campaigns to design and advise their field operations. He previously served as an intern at Bracewell, LLP and as a Legislative intern for Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in Washington, DC. He is a 2017 graduate of Texas A&M University.

“Chairman Mackowiak has ambitious goals for 2020 in Travis County that I’m thrilled to be a part of this organization,” said Davis. “I had the pleasure of first working with him to help retake Senate District 19 with Sen. Pete Flores while I was working for the Republican Party of Texas. Matt’s vision was essential in winning a seat that had long been written off as too blue to ever swing Republican. We’re bringing that same Alamo attitude to Travis County to win in 2020 and in the years to come. After learning from the best Republican operatives from around the state and country, I’m ready to lead the charge in the place where I grew up. I will bring data-driven methods to build a party and field team capable of retaking Travis County. I look forward to celebrating new victories with the entire Travis County Republican Party in 2020.”

Gary Teal has served as Executive Director since March 2017. He will continue as Treasurer through January before transferring those duties to Davis.

“I deeply appreciate all of the hard work that Gary did for TCRP,” said Mackowiak. “His commitment has been total. We would not have had the successes that we have had over these past two years without his valuable contributions. I wish Gary the very best in his future endeavors and will always be grateful for his service to TCRP.”

“I have greatly enjoyed working at TCRP these past two years,” said Teal. “We have a wonderful group of precinct chairs and committed volunteers. I am proud of what we have achieved together and appreciate the help we have received from so many people. I look forward to seeing TCRP reach new heights going forward.” 

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