If you have a clean background, a history of honorable community service, support Republican principles and have what it takes to win an election, then we urge you consider running as a Republican candidate.
There are hundreds of elected offices Travis County residents are eligible to run for, from your local water utility district board, school board, city council, State legislature, all the way to United States Congress. See if there's a seat you would like to run for at this link.
Please give us a call at headquarters (512-302-1776) and let's put our minds together on the best way to utilize your talents.
HOW TO FILE FOR LOCAL OFFICE WITHIN TRAVIS COUNTY
See our Events calendar for filing period dates when available.
COUNTY CHAIRMAN CANDIDATES
Candidates for TCRP County and Precinct Chairman please use this form. (Note: If you are going to file for County Chairman, in addition to your application you will be required to obtain the signatures of 10 current TCRP Precinct Chairmen. Use this form to collect signatures.)
CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES
The deadline to file for Austin City Council is different from the 2020 Primary: Saturday, July 18, 2020. More information: http://austintexas.gov/election2020
For other cities, towns, and MUD boards, please consult your local administration for details. If you run into any hassles give us a call at (512)302-1776.
Please note that endorsement of a Republican-voter candidate for city council is not automatic nor is it guaranteed. We may endorse the only Republicans running in local, non-partisan races, but in contested races among multiple Republican voters the Executive Committee will opt whether to make an endorsement. In the bulk of local races, Travis GOP does not endorse.
A great way to build experience before putting your name on a ballot is to seek appointment to a commission or office. The City of Austin and Travis County have many, as does the State of Texas. See below for some opportunities to build your resume!
(Lists are subject to change. Some may overlap because there are multiple seats appointed by several jurisdictions.)
*CITY OF AUSTIN APPOINTED OFFICES
Updated list of vacancies:
*TRAVIS COUNTY APPOINTED OFFICES
Updated list of vacancies:
*LT. GOVERNOR-APPOINTED OFFICES
WHICH OFFICES ARE UP FOR ELECTION?
Good question, and that's not one easily answered by a search of the county elections website. We would recommend checking a ballot or elections results page from the last year the office you're interested in appeared before voters (ex. if you're running for County Commissioner in 2022 check the 2018 Travis County ballot), though redistricting will certainly change things going forward. We will post more information on this page soon.
Precinct Chairmen are elected concurrently with the County Chairman every Primary election.