State Chairman James Dickey
James Dickey was elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas in June 2017 with decades of experience as a conservative activist and Republican leader. Since his election, he has brought renewed focus to empowering the GOP grassroots, guided by the conservative ideas embodied in the party’s platform.
Inspired by the statesmanship of Ronald Reagan, James was three months too young to vote for the President in the 1984 election. Undeterred, he went to work helping a conservative win a seat in the U.S. Senate — in an area where more than 70 percent of the voters voted for Walter Mondale.
Chairman Dickey grew up in Ft. Worth where he graduated valedictorian of his high school class. He earned Bachelor’s degrees from Stanford University in Political Science and English. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Baylor University. Professionally, he is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of IMGA, a small insurance company that works with insurance agents and provides them with the tools they need to do their jobs easily and quickly.
Chairman Dickey has built a reputation for being a conservative leader in one of America’s hardest-to-reach Democrat strongholds as Chairman of the Travis County Republican Party. He has orchestrated several come-from-behind victories as the Party successfully held the line in notoriously liberal Austin.
He’s been married to his wife Lynda Dickey for 28 years, and they have three children — Jay, Donna, and Dakota.
In his spare time, James enjoys reading, particularly biographies and histories, and loves spending time with his wife and children.