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April - May 2013

Montgomery County Republican Party


In This Issue
Executive Committee Meeting
Help the Families in West, Texas
Precinct Websites Created
Receive Newsletters from Our Legislators
How to Volunteer
MCRP Calendar of Events
County Executive Committee Meeting May 21st
In Commissioners Courtroom in downtown Conroe 
Dr. Wally Wilkerson 

The 2013 second quarterly meeting of the Republican County Executive Committee (CEC) will be held on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:30 pm in the County Commissioners Courtroom (Room 402) of the Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Building at 501 North Thompson in Conroe 77301. The public is invited to attend. The CEC will hear reports from the Organization Committee Chairman regarding GOTV 2014, the Fundraising Events Chairman, Party Treasurer, State Republican Executive Committee members in Senate Districts #3 and #4 and the County Chairman. "This meeting will present a great opportunity for Party activists and those desiring to be involved in Republican Party activities to learn about the preparation for 2014 and beyond." It also allows attendees to meet and interact with many of the County's officeholders", County Chairman Dr. Wally Wilkerson noted.

Ways to Help West, Texas
Pray for WEST
We grieve for the families who lost loved ones in the explosion in West, Texas, last week. State Representative Cecil Bell, Jr.'s office sent us information on ways to help.
For an extensive list of information on how you can help the victims of the tragedy in West, visit

Additional donations via cash or check (made out to "Victims of the West Explosion") can be sent to either of the following:

POINTWEST Bank                                State National Bank
200 Oak St.                                               100 N. Main St.
West, TX 76691                                        West, TX 76691


   Events to Boost Party Treasury


At its first quarterly meeting of 2013, the CEC adopted a 2013 budget of $73,000 that is designed to maintain all of the successful programs and services administered and directed by the CEC and the County Headquarters. The annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner 
2013 Lincoln Reagan Dinner
Attorney General Greg Abbott speaking at the Lincoln Reagan Dinner
held on February 15th was the first event held to assure the budget line item of $65,000 for fundraising events is met. The event featured sterling performances by Senator John Cornyn, Attorney General Greg Abbott, and Congressman Kevin Brady, and added over $26,000 (40% of the budget line item) to the treasury while limiting the overhead to 35%. State Representative Brandon Creighton did a terrific job as the event's Master of Ceremonies.    Special credit for this success goes to Event Chairman Brigitte Izzo, to Mary Lea Kirk, Merrillyn Kulis, Pearl Maggio, Alice Melancon and Sara Reardon for table center pieces and to Dorothy Woodall, Judge Claudia Laird, Sandi Curtis, Beverly Sisk, Maureen Cromeans, Donna Gossett, Ann Herbek and Sandra Bolen for manning the registration tables.

Insperity Golf Tournament Open House Fundraiser
The Insperity Golf Tournament Open House Fundraiser was a wonderful event! Attendees walke
Famous golfers at Insperity Tournament
Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player all on the 9th green together - just outside our back door during the fundraiser
d the short distance from the Byrd home to the 18th green where they were treated with the opportunity to witness up close golf legends Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Jack Nicholas, Gary Player and many others. They then were treated to Holly's wonderful array of delicious food and refreshing drinks. The day ended with the TV production of the Kentucky Derby. The proceeds of the event benefited the Party treasury. Thanks to Holly and Bill for their generosity! Bill Byrd provided us the photo to the left of some famous golfers who will likely never golf together again.




Event with George P. Bush on October 16

The MCRP is proud to announce that George P. Bush, son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and candidate for Land Commissioner in 2014, will bGeorge P Bushe the guest speaker for an event on October 16th in which the Party will recognize and celebrate the 500 years of Spanish heritage in Texas and honor three women who have given special support  to Latino residents of the County. They are Marisa Olivares Rummell who has organized two Latino Chambers of Commerce in Montgomery County; Marlen Tejeda who has sponsored citizenship classes for many people preparing to become citizens over many years and Maria Banos Jordan who has mentored the Latino residents of the Deerwood subdivision in east Montgomery County. Proceeds from this event will benefit the MCRP.

Plans in the Works
Senator Ted Cruz
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz
Finally, our U. S. Senator Ted Cruz, has been invited to be the guest speaker for a fundraising event tentatively scheduled for August. The Party is working with a production company to help us secure a headline country western band and or a performer that will help maximize the attendance of 500 to 800 people for a fish fry with a ticket price around $25 per person.


Finance Chairman Randy Bates, Events Chairman Brigitte Izzo and the Finance Committee will lead the planning for all the fundraising events. They will be happy to receive any suggestions or offers of help.
Precinct Websites Created 
All 86 Precincts Now Have Website
Precinct website

Precinct 15 Website

(click photo to go to website)

The Montgomery County Republican Party is pleased to announce a new addition to our website, which will facilitate communications with Precinct Chairmen. A website has been created for each of the precincts in the county. Each website includes the ability for precinct residents to contact the Precinct Chairman, who is identified by name and photo. The website also includes a map of each Precinct. "This is an example of how the Party is working to upgrade our Precinct organization," Chairman Wilkerson said. "Each Precinct Chairman will eventually be able to add pages and links to their websites," Melinda Fredricks, creator of the sites and manager of the Party website at "I want to be sure to thank Headquarters Volunteer Kelli Clark who helped with the creation of the Precinct websites," Fredricks added. All precincts' websites can be found by clicking here. Visitors may then scroll down to the residents Precinct number and click on "Website" in the far right column. If you do not know your precinct number, you can find it by clicking here.  


The Legislature Connection

The Texas Legislature is currently in session and will close on May 27. Montgomery County has reason to be proud. Both of our State Senators lead powerful Committees: Senator Tommy Williams chairs the Senate Finance Committee and Senator Robert Nichols chairs the Senate Transportation Committee. Representative Brandon Creighton chairs the House Select Committee on Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility, and was elected by his fellow Republicans as Chairman of the House Republican Caucus. The County's two freshman legislators, Cecil Bell (House District #3) and Steve Toth (House District #15), are performing at the highest level.


Our State Representatives and State Senators are doing a great job of keeping us informed through emailed reports. If you are not yet receiving their newsletters, you can ask to be added to their mailing lists by emailing them at the following addresses:


Representative Cecil Bell, Jr., District 3                


Representative Brandon Creighton, District 16


Representative Steve Toth, District 15


Senator Robert Nichols, District 3


Senator Tommy Williams, District 4



We love our volunteers!
The Republican Party is always looking for volunteers. There are lots of ways you can help.
Calendar of Events


Many fun and important activities are on the horizon! Republican Womens' clubs are having great speakers at their monthly meetings. Young Republicans and Teenage Republicans are making plans. Elected officials and candidates for the 2014 elections are having fundraisers. And more!