The next State Republican Executive Committee Quarterly meeting will be in Lubbock on August 27 & 28th. You can watch livestreams of committee meetings on Friday and the general session on Saturday on our TXSD25 facebook page, as usual.
Re: Date of the Primary Election in 2022....that's yet to be determined.
Determining that awaits redistricting, and redistricting awaits the delayed results of the census, which are expected by September 30th. We know that Texas will gain two new Congressional seats, and all districts are subject to have borders changed. But no one knows where the chips will fall until the Texas House and Senate Redistricting Committees hash out the plan for the entire state in the Special Redistricting Session that Governor Abbott will call soon after the census results are released.
The date of the State Convention is planned for June 13th-19th, 2022, but could be delayed if the Primary is significantly delayed, and the Primary cannot happen until Redistricting is finished, including lawsuits. Every voter in Texas will need to be mailed their new voter card by their county election administrator, because their various districts (school board, city council, state representative, congressional district...) can have changed. Primary Elections will take at the very least two months to put together once the districts are finalized.
Those of us who have been a part of putting on party conventions in the past are groaning in anticipation of the rush there will be to put on the 2022 Senate District/County Conventions and State Convention.
The 2022 State Convention will take place in Houston.
It would cost the party over Half a Million Dollars to break the contracts for the convention which were signed over three years ago. (It is not unusual for venue contracts to be signed years in advance for conventions this massive.) That's money which comes from donations we all have contributed. Handing that enormous sum of money to Houston and going elsewhere (and paying all the convention costs at a new location) would be wasting party funds which can be better spent on other efforts. You'd better believe the party is making sure the "force majeure" clauses in the contract are extremely tight this time around.
Our mailing address is:
Mark Dorazio, State Republican Executive Comm. SD 25