November - December 2013

Montgomery County Republican Party

E-Newsletter 

In This Issue
Executive Committee Meeting
Record Number of Candidates Expected to File
Population Growth Requires Three New Voting Precincts
SD #4 Special Election Set
Donate to the Local Republican Party
How to Volunteer
MCRP Calendar of Events

County Executive Committee Meeting December 3

Munch & Mingle at Headquarters Prior to Meeting

Sponsored by Judge Claudia Laird 

 

   Dr. Wally Wilkerson 

The 2013 4th quarterly meeting of the Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee (CEC) will be held on Tuesday evening, December 3rd in the County Commissioners Courtroom (Room 402) of the Alan B. Sadler Commissioners Court Building at 501 North Thompson Street in Conroe 77301. A Munch & Mingle, sponsored by County Court at Law #2Judge Claudia Laird, will be at 5:30 p.m. at Republican Headquarters.

 

The CEC will hear brief statements from statewide candidates who are attending the CEC meeting, reports from State Republican Executive Committee members and reports from the Organization Committee Chair Dr. Jim Schulze and the County Chairman Dr. Wally Wilkerson. A Notary Public will be present at the meeting to accommodate those who would like to file their application for Precinct Chairman.

 

The CEC meeting presents a great opportunity for potential volunteers to learn about the Party organization, its precinct activities and preparations for the 2014 and 2016 elections, County Chairman Dr. Wally Wilkerson observed. "It also allows attendees to meet and interact with many of the county's officeholders," Wilkerson added. For more information about the meeting or the County Party call the Headquarters at 936-441-5621 or email the Headquarters at info@mcrp.org. The public is invited to attend.

 

  
GOP Primary Ballot
 Record Number of Candidates to File

Based on the number of Designation of Campaign Treasurer filings and announcements by potential candidates, the Montgomery County Republican Party expects a record number of candidates will file for a place on the GOP Primary ballot by the filing deadline of 6:00 pm on Monday, December 9, 2013. This record number of filings is due to the larger than usual number of open seats. "There have been many more retirements by county officeholders than usual," the Party Chairman noted. "This competition is good for our county and our Party," the Chairman added. It appears the contest for Commissioner of Precinct #4 has attracted the most candidates, numbering about ten at the time of the printing of the newsletter.

 

The Headquarters began accepting filing applications at 9:00 am on November 9th. The hours of operation for filing are as follows: weekdays Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm; Saturday, December 7th from 9:00am until noon and Monday, December 9th 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. Applications may be obtained from the Headquarters or online on the Party website at www.mcrp.org.

Population Growth Increases Precincts
Number of Precincts Reaches 89
  
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The Texas Election Code prescribes a limit of 5,000 non-suspense registered voters per each voting precinct along with a requirement that the precincts be reviewed each odd-numbered year to determine compliance with the limit. In April of this year, the County Elections Administrator determined that Precinct #63 in Commissioner Precinct #1; Precinct #30 and #74 in Commissioner Precinct #2; Precincts #46, #47 and #80 in Commissioner Precinct #3 and Precinct #82 in Commissioner Precinct #4 were not in compliance with the limit.

 

The County Commissioners Court acted in July and created three new voting precincts effective January 1, 2014. Precinct #89 was created from portions of #30 and #74 in Commissioner Precinct #2; Precincts #87 and #88 were created from portions of Precincts #46, #47 and #80 in Commissioner Precinct #3 and altered the boundaries of precincts in Commissioner Precincts #1 and #4. This action resulted in an increase of the total number of voting precincts in the county to 89. Candidates for Precinct Chairman must designate the 2014 precinct number on their filing application.

SD #4 Special Election Date Set
Senator Tommy Williams

 

On November 6, 2013, Governor Rick Perry signed a proclamation setting the date for the State Senate District #4 Special election for May 10, 2014, a uniform election date. The Early Voting period begins on April 28, 2014 and ends on May 6, 2014. The Special election became necessary when Senator Tommy Williams resigned his District #4 Senate seat in October. Williams has been named a Vice-Chancellor of Government Relations for the Texas A & M University System.

 

The period to apply for a place on the ballot commenced on the date the Governor signed the proclamation, and ends at 5:00 pm, March 10, 2014. Applications must be filed with the Secretary of State, POB 12697, Austin, TX 78711-2697, State Capitol, Room 1E-8, 512-463-5770, FAX 512-475-2761, www.sos.state.tx.us.

 

"With the General Primary election set for March 4, 2014, the Runoff Primary election for May 27, 2014 and the Special election for May 10, 2014, Montgomery County voters will be making very important decisions about who will be leading our rapidly growing county for the next ten to twenty years," County Chairman Wilkerson said. "We expect a very large voter turnout for the Primary election on March 4th."

 

Donations Help Keep Montgomery County Red
Your financial donation to the local Republican Party does the following:

 

  • Helps maintain marketing and all services of the County Headquarters
  • Helps finance purchase of materials, supplies, equipment and major services
  • Helps maintain computerized voter list of Get-Out-the-Vote program
  • Helps strengthen and expand our Precinct and neighborhood organization
  • Helps expand outreach program to minorities and independents
We have three membership programs to choose from.
  • Sustaining Membership Program
  • Republican Roundtable
  • Business Council 

Click here for more information about joining!

 

Volunteer!

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!