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April 15, 2019
Ruddle to Succeed Davis as TCRP Executive Director
Veteran of the Abbott Campaign Joins TCRP for the Rest of the 2020 Cycle
AUSTIN – Travis County Republican Party (TCRP) chairman Matt Mackowiak announced the appointment of Brian Ruddle to the position of Executive Director, effective immediately. Ruddle succeeds Spencer Davis who has served in that position since January 1, 2019 and is moving on to another role that he will announce soon.
“I am excited about working with Brian to elect more Republicans, grow the party and advance conservatism,” said Mackowiak. “Brian’s years of experience working with grassroots activists across the country, including the past two years for the Abbott Campaign, align perfectly with our goal to aggressively campaign and elect more Republicans in Travis County.”
Ruddle served as the Political Trainer for Texans for Greg Abbott since January of 2017. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing grassroots training programs, such as Abbott University, in addition to running the Abbott Leadership Initiative, designed to identify and train the Abbott field program staffers. He previously served with the RNC and multiple federal and state campaigns. He is a 2014 graduate of the University of Colorado.
“Looking forward to 2020, there is a lot to be excited about if you are a Republican in Travis County,” said Ruddle. “The 2018 election was a wake-up call to many conservatives across the state, and in our county, and we know that we need to work as hard as possible to keep Texas red. My goal as the next Executive Director will be to ensure that the support for our grassroots activists is unparalleled. We need to build a data-driven, human-powered voter contact operation if we are to bring victory for Republicans across Travis County. I intend to work as hard as possible with my fellow Travis County Republicans to accomplish Chairman Mackowiak’s bold goals.”
Spencer Davis served as Executive Director since January 2019 and will continue to serve Republicans across the state in his next role.
“Spencer provided us with a great foundation to build off of going forward,” said Mackowiak. “Brian and Spencer worked closely with each other in the past election cycle, which will make the transition as seamless as is possible. We are grateful to Spencer for his work with TCRP and know he will succeed in all his future endeavors.”
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