Dear Texas Republicans,

Last week in 1836, Texas declared its independence from an oppressive government. Texas will forever remember the spirit of the brave Texians who fought for liberty and freedom. We must never take for granted the sacrifice that these brave men and women made so Texas could prosper.

I hope that you and your family were able to celebrate and have a blessed Texas Independence Day.

People & Places

Normally I share about where I’ve been, but today I’d like to focus on YOU, the Republican voters, and the two important places I’d like for you to go.

First: please vote in the Republican primary election. It is critical to our party’s success that you help us turn out the vote right now. We need your voice to select our Republican nominees and we want to hear your opinion on important issues, but just as important, we must together show a strong and engaged force of Republicans who are ready to fight for our Texas way of life. So please vote and bring your friends and neighbors with you.

See when and where you can vote on Election Day — Tuesday, March 6.

Second: please participate in your precinct convention. It’s a short meeting in your neighborhood; depending on your county, it could be Tuesday night March 6, or Saturday morning March 24, or sometime in between. Please take with you at least one resolution — a statement of what you’d like the party to do. This can be a proposed platform plank, legislative priority, or party rule (click here to see a sample resolution — but remember, there’s no required format or wording). Also be sure to elect delegates — perhaps including yourself — to take your ideas on to the next level convention.

Contact your county party to find out when and where your precinct convention will be held.

Learn more about precinct conventions. Questions? Email

Report from the Field

The field team had another successful week of training volunteers and building neighborhood teams to reach voters. Tomorrow’s primary election means that we will have many Republican candidates selected and ready to support for the general election. Regional Field Directors in CD-23, Corpus Christi, Dallas/Fort Worth, and  Houston are unifying volunteers and leveraging  volunteer networks to support all candidates and campaigns.

The beginning of March means new opportunities to recruit and train volunteers. We have upcoming Republican Leadership Initiative trainings in Baytown, Pearland, Calhoun County, Victoria County, Denton County, and Dallas County. Additionally, the field team is eager to engage university students and young professionals with a variety of internships and volunteer opportunities. Don’t hesitate to connect us with young Republicans looking to be active in 2018.

Stephen Wong has now transitioned to a new role and is the Deputy State Director, a position that will continue his work with the field team and RNC State Director Kristy Wilkinson. He can still be reached at his RPT email (

Party News

For all of you who are running elections and working the polls tomorrow — thank you! Here are some resources you may find helpful:

In Case You Missed It . . .

Press releases:


Coming Up Next

March 6: Election day (Click here)
March 6-24: Precinct conventions – see info (also check with your county party for location & time)
March 10: Chairman Dickey in Collin County for precinct conventions
March 17: Chairman Dickey at Orange County Reagan Dinner – see info
March 21: Chairman Dickey at Ector County Republican Women
March 22: Chairman Dickey at Harris County Lincoln Dinner
March 24: County/SD conventions – see info

Thank you for staying up to date with the Republican Party of Texas, and I look forward to visiting with you soon.


James Dickey

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