Reagan Gala 2018 a tremendous success

... For those of you who were able to attend, thank you so much for coming to support the party. If you were not able to attend, we are sorry you missed it!

We are still going through everything, but we had 340+ guests, more than 30 tables, more than 20 auction items, more than $120,000 in revenue and a profit of more than $70,000 for the Travis County GOP!


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Tickets to the 2018 Reagan Gala now on sale!



The premier event of the calendar year for Austin-area conservatives is coming this April! Mark your calendars for Friday, April 13, as we are joined by Gov. Greg Abbott for the annual Travis County Republican Party Reagan Gala. The location this year will be the historic Driskill Hotel, located between Sixth and Seventh streets in downtown Austin.

In addition to a room of hundreds of local Republican leaders, the Travis GOP will present the Reagan Courage Award to Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty and a Lifetime Achievement Award to Congressman Lamar Smith.

Help us make this event for all Republicans the biggest Travis County has ever seen! 

SPONSORS WANTED: For sponsorship opportunities please contact Lauren Day at [email protected]

LOOKING FOR AUCTION ITEMS: To donate auction items please use this form

ATTIRE: Business/Cocktail, please.


Click the video below to watch a reel of some great moments
featuring Gov. Abbott defending our Republican values!



Don Dyer
Joel and Stacy Hock
Evan and Kristina Baehr 
Jay Novik  
Jim Skaggs
Congressman Roger Williams
Congressman Michael McCaul
Congressman Bill Flores
Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Walters
Justice John Devine Supreme Court of Texas
TXMX - Eduardo Contreras
Hon. Kent and Elise Grusendorf 
Texas Lobby Group
Bob Cornelius
Patrick McGuiness
Bob Thomas
Jack P. Barcroft SREC SD24
Jim Chandler
Bill Crocker
The Wilbanks Group



For pictures of highlighted items click here.

Golf Tournament for 50-100 people at Pine Forest Golf Club with Awards Banquet to follow
Uruguay Hunting Trip for two
Uruguay Fishing Trip for two

Wine Basket
Texas Hill Country Gift Basket
Bracelet and Earrings
One Night at The Driskill for two persons
Golf Foursome
Supreme Court Tour with Justice Devine
Senator for the Day with Dawn Buckingham
Senator for the Day with Dawn Buckingham
Travis Letter Framed
Texas Flag
Will Package
Autographed Gavel with statewide elected officials
Equestrian Painting
One hour of legal services in reviewing campaign finance reports
Lake Travis Sailing Afternoon Trip for four
Presidential $1 Ronald Reagan Coins ($25 roll)
Lincoln/Reagan Print Framed

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Introducing our 2018 Travis GOP slate!

We strongly support the following nominees of the Travis County Republican Party, who will appear on the November ballot: 

Senate District 25: Donna Campbell 
House District 47: Paul Workman 
Senate District 14: George Hindman
House District 46: Gabriel Nila
House District 49: Kyle Austin
Justice of the Peace Pct. 2: Chris Soileau
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3: Martin Harry
We will have pictures, information on each candidate, a list of statewide Republicans appearing on the November general election ballot, runoff information, and more coming soon to this post.
Congratulations to all our primary election candidates! We stand united to support the Republican ticket.
Note: Some candidates appearing on Travis County GOP ballots are in the runoff election. We'll have more information on this soon, as well, once confirmed and a canvass is complete.

Precinct Convention Locations Announced for 2018!


For a complete list of Precinct Convention times and locations for March 10, 2018, please click here.

Travis GOP will have precinct conventions on the Saturday following the Primary election rather than on the night of the election.

Official precinct convention notices should be posted to the door or main entrance of your precinct's voting location on primary election night. The list is posted here as a courtesy and we will do our best to make sure it is accurate. Please check with your precinct chairman (click here for directory) if you have any questions. If your precinct does not have a chairman your default location will be Central Texas Gun Works (please check the locations link above for address and exact times). 

For more information on the convention process -- including what it means to be a precinct, county, SD, or state delegate, and plans being made to host the biennial county convention -- please see our Travis GOP Conventions site. 

Travis GOP to co-host CD 21 candidates forum


*UPDATE: Watch the archived forum via Facebook Live here:

The Travis County GOP and the Hays County GOP have scheduled a joint candidate forum on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 6-8pm at the TDS Exotic Game Ranch (right on the county line), 11508 Carl Rd, Buda, TX 78610.

We will have all the candidates who can attend participate together. There are 18 candidates, so this will be a major undertaking! If you're close to any of the campaigns please put in a good word for this forum as we hope to have ALL candidates present.

We plan to livestream the event.

Ken Paxton to headline first Chairman's Circle exclusive event (postponed to Jan. 24)

NOTE: Due to inclement weather, the Ken Paxton event for Chairman's Circle members has been moved to Wednesday, Jan. 24. We apologize for any inconvenience, but the bright side is that the deadline for registration has been extended to Monday, Jan. 22! Let us know ASAP if you would like to join and attend.


Introducing the 2018 TCRP Chairman's Circle
Become a Chairman's Circle member and join us JAN. 24 as we host the first of 4 exclusive Chairman's Circle events in 2018. We'll kick the year off with a limited space, private dinner featuring Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Interested? As a 2018 inaugural participant, you'll be part of Travis County's most exclusive Republican donor club, ideal for industry leaders, elected officials, and the most dedicated activists who want the best networking opportunities and enjoy one-on-one time with those who advance Republican principles in both Travis County and across Texas.

Contact Chairman Matt Mackowiak (512-423-6116 or [email protected]) or Finance Chairwoman Cornelia Foster Wood ([email protected]). Join The Chairman's Circle by Jan. 9 for the opportunity to attend this very special event. Event details provided upon enrollment.

Please see donation levels and benefits are available at:



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Day to succeed Carroll as Deputy Executive Director

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File photo: Day sworn in as a Travis GOP Secretary by then-Chairman James Dickey.
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2017: What a year!

As we come to the end of 2017, it strikes me that we have had quite a year!
Here's a quick summary:


> Gary Teal appointed TCRP Executive Director.
> Tracey Carroll appointed Deputy Executive Director.


> The annual TCRP Reagan Gala was held, featuring U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Land Commissioner George P. Bush, with 200+ people attending and resulting in a net profit of over $60,000.


> James Dickey elected Republican Party of Texas chairman (for unexpired term, ending in 2018)
> Matt Mackowiak elected TCRP chairman (for unexpired term, ending June 2018).


> 1st ever Summer Bash with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick with 300 tickets sold and 280+ people in attendance.
> TCRP hits $100,000 annual revenue goal.


> First TCRP-sponsored Abbott University training held (on a thunderous and rainy night!), resulting in more than 25 volunteers trained.
> Patrick McGuinness appointed TCRP Executive Vice Chair.


> TCRP moves into an expanded office on the same floor of our current building, to allow the party and the primary operations to be co-located (saving us money).
Michael Morris appointed Primary Administrator.
> TCRP expanded to ten full committees and approved the appointment of committee chairs.
> Second Abbott University training held, resulting in more than 20 volunteers trained.


> Joint 2018 Senate District Convention date and location was confirmed and announced - the earliest this has ever been done (SD 14, 21, 24 and 25, Saturday, Mar. 24, East Austin College Prep., 5800 E. MLK Blvd). Sponsorship info here!

> Our new website is unveiled on the NationBuilder platform --


> The annual TCRP Christmas Party was held at the home of Kent & Elise Grusendorf with over 150 people in attendance, including 16 elected officials and candidates (resulting in 150+ pounds of food and $250 donated to the Central Texas Food Bank).
> TCRP Chairman's Circle announced (see below for details).
> The primary ballot draw was held for all contested races in Travis County.
> TCRP's chairman, executive vice chairman, executive director, deputy executive director and communications director hold a planning meeting for 2018.



Can you help?

Please consider making a year-end contribution to the Travis County GOP here.

Any gift you can make will help us grow the party, elect more Republicans and advance conservatism in 2018.

Thank you!
Matt Mackowiak, 
Travis County Republican Party

Filing deadline for the 2018 Primary

The candidate filing deadline for the 2018 primary is6 p.m., Dec. 11, at Travis GOP Headquarters, 9420 Research Blvd.
Echelon III, Suite 200 – 2J, Austin. Headquarters will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information contact Michael Morris, Secretary, at (512)302-1776. More information for prospective candidates may be found here:

Official notice ...

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Travis GOP demands verifiable elections

The Travis County Republican Party (TCRP) Executive Committee on November 14th 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.

This TCRP resolution is right on the mark. In early November, the Travis County Elections office published a detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) for vendors to submit their next generation election systems. Travis County Clerk, Dana DeBeauvoir, has made it clear that the new election system must provide, “better security and a paper trail.”

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