JOHNSON COUNTY, TEXAS
State election law dictates that each voting precinct within a county have a Republican Precinct Chair, elected by the members of that precinct during the Republican Primary election. They serve a two year term as the grassroots representative of the Republican Party in that precinct. (Served for two years or until the next Primary Election if appointed within the mid-term.) This position is the first rung in the ladder of the Republican Party hierarchy. They are officials of the Republican Party and are registered with the Secretary of State.
Electing a Precinct Chair:
Although state law specifies there should be a Party Chair for each political party in each Election Precinct, this is not always the case. Precinct Chair is an elected position, elected during the Primary Election by the voters in that precinct. However, either through voter apathy or, more likely, voters simply not understanding the purpose or even the very existence of the position, it is not uncommon for the position to go unfilled. The County Executive Committee, made up of the Republican County Chair and the elected Precinct Chairs can appoint a Precinct Chair if a willing voter can be found, but even then some positions remain unfilled. Precinct Chair is a very important position in the Republican Party. The below is a short explanation of the duties and responsibilities of this position.
Precinct Chairs in Johnson County gathered for discussion and training on a multitude of topics. County Chair, Robin Wilson says, "Where the real work is done is politics at the precinct level." The result of these important discussions brought actions for more collaboration with other similar groups in the county; filling Precinct Chair positions where there is not one; vetting potential candidates; recruiting the right talent(s) that support our collective efforts; understanding issues of voters within the precincts to share at the County Convention; understanding the Democratic platform in order to organize ourselves for the upcoming mid-term elections …just to name a few.
A FEW NOTABLE "QUOTES" OF THE DAY:
“You’ve got to be part of the solution, or you’re part of the problem.” – Jerry Allen
“Victory goes to the majority of those who participate.” – Paul Hodson
“Double your work, double your rewards.” Nova Olson
"The worse Republican is better than the best Democrat.” – Robin Wilson