FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 2, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Mackowiak
[email protected], (512) 423-6116
AUSTIN – Today the Travis County Republican Party (TCRP) announced the appointment of Lauren Day to be their new part-time Deputy Executive Director, effective immediately. Day will succeed Tracey Carroll, who served in the role in 2017 and has accepted a full-time campaign role in Austin.
“Tracey has done an excellent job for TCRP, and we are sorry to lose her focus, competence, vision, and experience,” said TCRP chairman Matt Mackowiak. “Tracey managed our highly successful Reagan Day Gala last year, with responsibility for the labor-intensive silent auction. She has been indispensable to TCRP in several areas, including fundraising, committee oversight, long-term strategy and working with officeholders, candidates, and GOP organizations. We are happy for her new opportunity and look forward to continuing to work with her as a member of the Nominations Committee. I want to personally thank Tracey, and her husband Don, for their sacrifice and friendship.”
“I've really enjoyed serving as Deputy Executive Director and working with and getting to know all the great people in TCRP,” said Tracey Carroll. “I'm very excited about the success we've had over the past year and I look to maintaining that momentum in the future. I look forward to remaining active with TCRP and bringing conservative perspectives into local discussions in Travis County regarding issues like traffic, taxes and local government transparency.”
Lauren Day comes to the Deputy Executive Director role having worked with TCRP for several years. She's managed TCRP events including the 2014 Reagan Gala that featured U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and former U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm (R-TX), the 2015 Reagan Gala with U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, former Sen. Phil Gramm, and Michael Reagan, the 2016 presidential debate watch parties, the National GOP Convention Travis County Delegates send-off reception, and other events. In 2016, she was elected TCRP Secretary under former Chairman James Dickey. She was also elected Permanent Secretary at the Senate District 14 Convention and at the GOP state convention SD14 caucus. Currently, she serves on the TCRP executive committee as an elected precinct chair and has been helping TCRP as vice chair of the 2018 Senate District Convention planning committee.
“I'm honored Matt asked me to join the party in this capacity to plan events and spread conservatism in my hometown,” Lauren Day said. “We want to grow prosperity and expand liberty, and I’m excited about increasing our coalition of partners to make it happen.”
“I have had the pleasure of working with Lauren Day over the past few years, and she has outstanding organizational skills, fundraising experience, and a passion for TCRP that will benefit us,” said Chairman Mackowiak. “I am thrilled that Lauren and her husband Nate have agreed to make this sacrifice and we look forward to working with her immediately to help TCRP reach its goals for 2018.”
Day will focus on fundraising through the newly-launched Chairman’s Circle sustaining donor program, which launches on Tuesday, Jan. 16, with a private fundraising dinner with Attorney General Ken Paxton, as well as overseeing the 2018 TCRP Reagan Gala, which will likely be held in April.
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