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August 2013

Montgomery County Republican Party


In This Issue
Executive Committee Meeting
Texas Celebration! Recap
MCRP and Montgomery County Tea Party Joint Candidates Forum
How to Volunteer
MCRP Calendar of Events
Thank you to our newsletter volunteers!
County Executive Committee Meeting Sept 10th
In Commissioners Courtroom in downtown Conroe 
Dr. Wally Wilkerson 
The 2013 third quarterly meeting of the Republican County Executive Committee (CEC) will be held on
Tuesday evening, September 10th at 7:30 p.m. in the County Commissioners Courtroom, Room 402, of the Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court Building at 501 North Thompson Street in Conroe 77301. The public is invited to attend. The CEC will hear Dr. Carolina Crimm, former Professor of History at Sam Houston State University, discuss the hundred of years of Spanish heritage in Texas. The CEC will then hear reports from the Organization Committee Chairman regarding get-out-the-vote (GOTV) program for 2014 & 2016 and rules for Precinct Chair websites, Fundraising Events Chairwoman Brigitte Izzo, Party Treasurer Jim Wiggins, State Republican Executive Committee members in District #3 & #4, and the County Chairman. The meeting presents a great opportunity for potential volunteers to learn more about the Party organization and its activities and the preparations for 2014 and 2016 elections County Chairman Dr. Wally Wilkerson noted. "It also allows attendees to meet and interact with many of the County's officeholders," Wilkerson said. For more information about the meeting, interested people may call the County Headquarters at 936-441-5621 or email the Headquarters at



A Munch & Mingle Social with light refreshments, sponsored by Jim Clark, candidate for County Commissioner Precinct #4,will precede the CEC meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the County Republican Headquarters at 310 Metcalf (formerly Collins) Street in Conroe, 77301-2856. No reservations are necessary and the public is invited to attend.
Texas Celebration Recap
A Celebration to Remember 


Senator Cruz speaks to the crowd.
Senator Cruz speaks to the crowd.

The August 19th TEXAS CELEBRATION featuring U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Kevin Brady was truly a celebration to remember!


The event team set out to create a Texas atmosphere that would set the stage for our dynamic and articulate Senator Cruz. The decision was made to include an entertainment package along with a Texas BBQ meal and an individual ticket price of $50. With the help of Sharity Productions' Gene and Betty Wolf, the award-winning Texas Tradition Band led by Billy Mata assisted by a professional sound system and the famous riding longhorn steers from the Marci and Russell Tiner's Cross T Ranch of Bandera , TX were booked. The Lone Star Convention Center and Expo was chosen as the venue that best suited the event program.


Thanks to the generosity of our Major Sponsors, the Party was able to make the theme of a TEXAS CELEBRATION come true. The following were Major Sponsors:


            John Wiesner Automotive -   Band & Sound System

            Conroe Feeders Supply & Representative

            Brandon Creighton             -   Longhorn Steers

            Congressman Kevin Brady -   Dessert (peach cobbler)

            Robert & Kim Marling         -   Head Table

            Wayne Mack, Candidate

            for JP Precinct #1                  -   Hand held Texas flags


Table Sponsors were Bill & Holly Byrd (2), Dr. Wally and Neddie Jane Wilkerson, Virginia and Champe Miller, Edward Blackburne, Jr., MCRW (2), Bill and Bonnie Orr, Jim and Kelly Clark, Senator Tommy and Marsha Williams, State Representative Dan Branch, Dave T. Roberts (Teligistics) and Commissioners Doyal/Meador.


The TEXAS CELEBRATION teListening to Senator Cruzam elected to use ads on radio stations KSTAR-AM (Mary McCoy Show) and KNTH-AM (Sam Malone Show) and two skytop printed ads in THE COURIER in addition to email blasts to the Party's 3,500 address list.The results speak for themselves! Nearly 600 meals were served and the crowd was estimated to be over 700 by Convention Center officials.   They were entertained by great  Texas style music, fed a superb BBQ meal by McKenzie's of Conroe and heard great presentations by Representative Creighton, Senator Tommy Williams and Congressman Kevin Brady. The final act was delivered by Senator Cruz who wowed the audience with his inspirational and motivational speech, all done without the Obama-teleprompter. And finally, the Party's Treasury benefited from this wonderful experience.


None of this would have happened without a great team effort. Special thanks to Brigitte Izzo, the event coordinator, to Lezlie Cuellar for a fabulous job in charge of decorations, to Brigitte's and Lezlie's helpers- Carol Siedhoff, Marie and Pearl Maggio, Donna Barr, Ann Kate, Cheree Page, Sharon O'Neil, and other wonderful ladies. Thanks also to the Young Republicans who were in charge of the cleanup crew.


Photographs taken before, during and after the event may be viewed at Select Online Private Galleries and then select Texas Celebration. Prints may be purchased online.


 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 be the guest speaker for an event on October 16th in which the Party will recognize and celebrate
George P Bush
George P. Bush 
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 residents 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.
More details are soon to come! 
MCRP and Montgomery County Tea Party Announce Joint Candidates Forum

A Candidates Forum is being co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Tea Party and the Montgomery County Republican Party on successive evenings of October 23rd and 24th, one in Conroe and one in The Woodlands. Watch your email and the Party website ( for all the details.


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!

Many thanks to the volunteers who helped prepare our newsletter for mailing! 
Volunteers help prepare the newsletter for mailing.