Retired U.S Army lieutenant colonel Allen West will be the new chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.
This past weekend, Texas GOP delegates overwhelmingly voted to replace the incumbent Chairman James Dickey.
West served in Congress from 2010 to 2012.
Brandon Waltens noted that “Dickey was originally selected by members of the State Republican Executive Committee to fill a vacancy after the resignation of former Chairman Tom Mechler, and won re-election in 2018 after an unsuccessful challenge from Cindy Crocker Asche.”
West made it a point to be more active as chairman of the Texas GOP and actually score legislative wins. He also made it clear that Republicans must actually stand up to their Democrat rivals.
“It is time that the Republicans in Texas act like they’re in the majority, and not have Democrats as chairmen of very important committees that undermine our legislative priorities, like what we saw happen with constitutional carry, or even putting them on critical boards and commissions such as the Legislative Budget Board,” declared West in a questionnaire that Texas Scorecard sent out. […]
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