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Attorney General Ken Paxton, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton to Attend Denton GOP Victory 2018 Kickoff Rally

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Attorney General Ken Paxton, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton to Attend Denton GOP Victory 2018 Kickoff Rally

There is a special excitement that runs throughout election season.  As the days count down to Election Day in November, that excitement grows higher with each passing day.  The Denton County Republican Party is no exception.

Attorney General Ken Paxton, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton will be heading to Denton County for the Denton County Republican Party’s 2018 Victory Kickoff Rally on Sunday, September 23, 2018.  Themed the Rally for America, this family friendly event will run from 1pm to 3pm and be held at the Doubletree Ranch Park in Highland Village located at 310 Highland Village Rd, Highland Village, TX 75077.

U.S. Congressman Michael Burgess, State Representative Tan Parker, State Representative Lynn Stucky, State Representative Ron Simmons and State Representative and Republican Nominee for State Senate District 30, Patrick Fallon, as well as many Republican candidates and elected officials will also be attending the event.  State Senator Jane Nelson will act as mistress of ceremonies for the rally, which will feature activities for children, food, and opportunities for attendees to visit one on one with statewide and local candidates and elected officials.

“We are excited to invite you to this special event.” states Denton County Republican Party Chairman Jayne Howell, “Whether you have been a Republican for many years, are new to our Party or want to know what we stand for and believe in, we invite you to join us.  We have a great slate of local and statewide candidates to get out the vote for this November. Bring your family and friends and come join us on September 23rd for a Victory Rally you’ll be talking about to election night and beyond!”

For more information call 940-383-4446 or visit www.dentongop.org.

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UPDATED DCRP to Host 4 Corner Coffees Across Denton County Starting August 11th

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UPDATED DCRP to Host 4 Corner Coffees Across Denton County Starting August 11th

The Denton County Republican Party announces it will be hosting a special series of “4 Corner Coffees” around the four corners of Denton County in the weeks ahead.  The first coffee will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 8am to 930am at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Denton located at 2412 S Interstate 35E Denton TX 76210.  DCRP Chairman Jayne Howell, Republican elected officials and candidates will be there to visit with attendees.

“The whole purpose of these 4 Corner Coffees is to provide an opportunity to sit down and talk to each other.” stated Denton County Republican Party Chairman Jayne Howell, “Listen to ideas, learn the issues that are most important to fellow Republicans, and visit in a more intimate setting than a formal event would provide.  We are all a team.  We are all working together to serve each other.  We cannot do that effectively if we don’t sit down to listen and share.  Come join us August 11th if you live in the Denton area, and if you don’t, be watching for a coffee coming to a corner of Denton County near you!”

For information on future 4 Corner Coffee announcements, visit the Denton County Republican Party website at www.dentongop.org, the DCRP’s Facebook and Twitter pages, or call DCRP Headquarters at 940-383-4446.

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DCRP to Host 4 Corner Coffees Across Denton County Starting August 11th

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DCRP to Host 4 Corner Coffees Across Denton County Starting August 11th

The Denton County Republican Party announces it will be hosting a special series of “4 Corner Coffees” around the four corners of Denton County in the weeks ahead.  The first coffee will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 8am to 930am at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Denton located at 115 Industrial St, Denton, TX 76201. DCRP Chairman Jayne Howell, Republican elected officials and candidates will be there to visit with attendees.

“The whole purpose of these 4 Corner Coffees is to provide an opportunity to sit down and talk to each other.” stated Denton County Republican Party Chairman Jayne Howell, “Listen to ideas, learn the issues that are most important to fellow Republicans, and visit in a more intimate setting than a formal event would provide.  We are all a team.  We are all working together to serve each other.  We cannot do that effectively if we don’t sit down to listen and share.  Come join us August 11th if you live in the Denton area, and if you don’t, be watching for a coffee coming to a corner of Denton County near you!”

For information on future 4 Corner Coffee announcements, visit the Denton County Republican Party website at www.dentongop.org, the DCRP’s Facebook and Twitter pages, or call DCRP Headquarters at 940-383-4446.

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Senator Jane Nelson to Address Denton County Republicans January 18th

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Senator Jane Nelson to Address Denton County Republicans January 18th

State Senator Jane Nelson will be the keynote speaker at the Thursday, January 18, 2018 monthly meeting of the Denton County Republican Party. She is expected to give an overview of the recent Texas legislative session.

The DCRP meeting will be called to order by Chairman John Dillard promptly at 7:00 p.m.at the Denton County Elections Administration office located at 701 Kimberly Drive, Suite A101, Denton, TX 76208.

Immediately prior to the meeting at 6:00 p.m., there will be a social hour for meeting attendees hosted by Andy Eads, candidate for Denton County Judge.  Both the social hour and the meeting are open to all interested Republicans.

State Senator Jane Nelson is a businesswoman and former teacher who served two terms on the State Board of Education. She represents District 12, which includes portions of Denton and Tarrant counties.

The highest-ranking Republican in the Senate, Senator Nelson is chair of the Finance Committee, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Cybersecurity and co-chair of the Transition Legislative Oversight Committee, which monitors the reorganization of Texas’ health and human services agencies. She is also a member of the State Affairs Committee, the Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports, the Legislative Budget Board, the Legislative Audit Committee, the Partnership Advisory Commission and the Joint Committee to Study Teacher Retirement System Health Benefit Plans.

Senator Nelson has received a perfect 100-percent voting record in support of small businesses, an A-plus rating from the National Rifle Association and a 100-percent pro-life voting score this session from Texas Right to Life.  She has been recognized with numerous awards for her consistently conservative legislative record over the years, including Champion for Free Enterprise by the Texas Association of Business and Guardian of Small Business from the National Federation of Independent Business.

She and her husband, Mike, live in Flower Mound.  They have five children and eleven grandchildren.

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Governor Sarah Palin to Headline Denton County Republican Party’s Lincoln-Reagan Event

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Governor Sarah Palin to Headline Denton County Republican Party’s Lincoln-Reagan Event

Conservative icon, former vice-presidential candidate, former governor of Alaska, and best-selling author, Sarah Palin, will be the featured speaker at the Denton County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln-Reagan dinner on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Denton Embassy Suites Hotel. The gala banquet will again be emceed by Sen. Jane Nelson, whose enthusiasm is always contagious.

Sarah Palin is a passionate voice on faith and family who shares her vision for an energy independent, fiscally responsible, and safe, secure America. Rising from small-town origins to become a dominant figure on the national scene, she served as the first female governor of Alaska and was the first woman to be a vice presidential candidate for the Republican Party. A fearless and independent voice, Palin has the unique ability to unite, engage, and attract audiences far and wide as she sheds keen insight into the issues facing the Trump Administration, our country, and the world today. One of TIME‘s “100 Most Influential People” and Forbes’ “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women,” Palin’s magnetic personality shines in her customized, standing-room-only presentations as she inspires and motivates each individual to look to the future with hope and courage. Palin is a powerful, no-nonsense advocate for her principles, from protecting taxpayers from wasteful spending to advancing the cause of special needs children.

Acknowledged as one of the state’s largest and most exciting political events, this year’s dinner promises its usual spectacular silent auction, as well as an exciting live auction including a fabulous dinner for ten prepared by internationally-honored Chef Morris Salerno, plus other marvelous items among the temptations for the attendees.

The evening begins with the private Lincoln Cabinet reception followed by the VIP reception which will provide the opportunity for guests to visit with Governor Palin as well as elected officials from across the state. Again this year, the dinner will feature its popular “Campaign Headquarters” where recent and future candidates will be spotlighted for Texas voters to meet and greet.  To top off the night, the festivities will continue with a spectacular after party, according to DCRP Chairman John Dillard.

Dinner table sponsorships and individual tickets are available now by phoning 940-383-4446 or by registering online at https://secure.anedot.com/denton-county-republican-party/lrd18

Individuals or businesses wishing to donate to the live or silent auctions should contact Republican Headquarters at the same phone number.

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Denton County Republican Volunteers Honored

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Denton County Republican Volunteers Honored

The Denton County Republican Party honored its activists from around the county Thursday at its annual Volunteer Dinner.

Sylvia Guzman Acuff, precinct chair in Little Elm, received the coveted Precinct Chair of the Year Award, originated in 1998 to recognize the Denton County Republican Precinct Chair who has fulfilled his/her responsibilities in an exemplary manner. In presenting the award to Guzman, Connie Hudson, who won the award in 2013, praised Sylvia for her personal contact with her constituents and for her faithful involvement in outreach within her community.

The prestigious Chairman’s Award was jointly presented to the Party Headquarters staff; Deon Starnes, Ginger McDaniel and Cindy Cole, as well as SREC Committeewoman Debbie Terry.  In presenting the award former Chairman Lisa Hendrickson praised their dedication and commitment.

The DCRP’s highest award, that of Outstanding Volunteer, was presented by Richard Steenson, a previous recipient of the award. The award went to Debbie Terry of Argyle in recognition of her years of unselfish volunteerism at many Republican Party activities, Republican campaigns, club events, and within community organizations in numerous ways.

Special recognition was given to former Chairman Lisa Hendrickson for her service to the Party.  Dena Meek of Oak Point was also honored with a special Faith, Freedom and Virtue Award presented by former Chairman Lisa Hendrickson.

GOP clubs from across the county recognized their Outstanding Members. Those honorees included: Margie Arens of Bartonville (Denton Republican Women’s Club); Ruth Armfield of Hickory Creek (Denton County Republican Assembly); Patrick Martin of Flower Mound (Flower Mound Area Republican Club); Kathy Carrington of Lewisville (Denton County Republican Club); Susan Lucas of Frisco (Denton County Conservative Coalition); Dena Meek of Oak Point (Lakeside Republican Club); Julia Whitten of Carrollton (Golden Corridor Republican Women); Cassandra Weaver of Little Elm (Legacy Republican Club); Gene Perry of Lewisville (Pachyderm Club); Kronda Thimesch of Castle Hills (Republican Women of Denton, Collin, and Dallas Counties) and all members (STAR Republicans of Denton and Collin Counties).

State Senator Jane Nelson acted as Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening.  Father of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Rafael Cruz, gave the keynote address.  Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and scores of elected officials were present.  Over 200 people from across North Texas attended the event, according to Chairman John Dillard, which was very successful in achieving its dual goals of honoring the Party’s dedicated activists and giving all who attended a truly delightful evening.

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Denton County GOP Pours Out Massive Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

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Denton County GOP Pours Out Massive Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

When Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Texas coast and left enormous havoc in its wake, it was not nearly as strong as the people across Texas and the country who are responding with an outpouring of support in countless ways.  The darker the crisis, the brighter the American spirit shines.  The Denton County Republican Party is no exception, rallying to pour out support and serve all those affected by this disaster.

All four Denton County state representatives (Representatives Fallon, Simmons, Stucky and Parker) along with Denton County Sheriff Murphree, banded together to collect donations at each of their offices over a period of four days. In that small window of time, residents all across Denton County provided vast amounts for some of the most crucial needs of such items as bottled water, new clothing, blankets and toiletries. The outpouring from the community was absolutely incredible.  Their offices were filled with items as the collection effort quickly expanded within their respective House districts. Approximately 160,000 pounds of supplies were collected.  In addition to the collections efforts, many individuals stepped up in other ways and offered to help with the sorting, boxing, and transporting of all of the donations to the 18-wheelers that Peterbilt generously donated.

Representative Parker stated, “On behalf of my Denton County House colleagues and Sheriff Murphree and the people who made our relief effort such a success, I am so very grateful. I had the privilege of accompanying the drivers from Peterbilt to and from the Beaumont area on Tuesday, September 5th.  Although we had been kept apprised of Hurricane Harvey recovery operations through state emergency management officials, our impacted legislative colleagues, and family and friends plus watching the video feeds on news stations, nothing could have quite prepared me personally for seeing the devastation and the challenges so many of our fellow Texans now face.

During the visit, I had the honor of joining Governor Greg Abbott, my fellow legislators from the Beaumont region, the Jefferson County Judge, the Mayor of Beaumont, the Sheriff and first responders as well as Beaumont ISD to understand firsthand what they need to get Jefferson County and Beaumont back on the road to recovery.

Let us continue to remember and pray for all who have been impacted by this catastrophic storm and never cease in our efforts to provide assistance in any way possible. This recovery will be a very long process, but the people of Southeast Texas have unwavering resolve and will rebuild the region even stronger than it was before. God bless Texas.”

Representative Ron Simmons agreed, stating, “I was proud to join my Denton County colleagues in collecting supplies for relief of our brothers and sisters in Southeast Texas and was amazed by the generosity of Denton County residents.”

Local Texas Republican Executive Committeewoman, Debbie Terry, also worked tirelessly alongside local businesswoman Veronica Birkenstock and many others throughout the North Texas area to gather and coordinate the delivery of supplies to those in need. Responding to urgent pleas from Republican Party of Texas Vice Chair Amy Clark and the #RPTServes initiative, they worked with local officials, GOP affiliates, businesses, and churches in storm-devastated areas to organize deliveries. Truckloads of water and relief supplies were quickly dispatched to places with dire needs like Bolivar, Beaumont, and Cuero, where a distribution center was established in a local church to serve small coastal communities near Rockport. Additionally, Veronica’s friends in South Carolina donated an 18-wheeler to drive across country and serve Texans in crisis, making it possible to send multiple loads of critically-needed supplies to our fellow Texans from Christians and Republicans in North Texas.

Denton County Republican Party Assistant Vice Chair of Outreach, Joseph Kane, a veteran who serves in the National Guard, spent almost two weeks in the afflicted areas with his unit working on relief efforts. He said, “I have been humbled and amazed by these people and their resolve.”

U.S. Congressman Michael Burgess stated, “Each person’s efforts following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma — whether first responders, our military, neighbors, volunteers, or donors – are much needed and helpful. It’s the Texas way!  Since Harvey made landfall, I have worked with personnel on the front lines to ensure they have the resources they need to assist Texans.  From meeting with the men and women at FEMA Headquarters in Denton, to the medical team and volunteers at the Dallas mega-shelter, to discussing housing with HUD Secretary Ben Carson, to hosting a bi-partisan working lunch with Texas Members of the US House and Senate – my goal is to ensure that victims of Harvey and Irma have access to needed supplies and resources.  Like so many people across the country, I also felt compelled to contribute to several charities offering direct relief to hurricane victims. The days of recovery and rebuilding will be long, but I am encouraged by the outpouring of kindness and compassion and the resilience of the American people.”

Texas State Senator Jane Nelson said, “As Senate Finance chair, I am working to ensure that we meet our responsibilities to those who have been devastated by this natural disaster.  The full force of state government has been brought to bear during this crisis. I continue to receive daily updates on the efforts of our state agencies, and I have personally donated to relief efforts.”

“Whenever there is a crisis and things look dark, the American spirit shines bright.” stated Denton County Republican Party Chairman Lisa Hendrickson, “We have such incredible people in this county, in this state, and in this nation.  When one of us is hurt, we all are. It will take a long time to for our South Texas neighbors to heal and rebuild.  We will be there with them in all the days ahead.  We are family. We are Americans.”

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Denton County Republican Executive Committee Passes Resolution of No Confidence in Texas House Speaker Joe Straus

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Denton County Republican Executive Committee Passes Resolution of No Confidence in Texas House Speaker Joe Straus

The Denton County Republican Party Executive Committee unanimously passed a resolution of no confidence in Texas House Speaker Joe Straus last Thursday at its monthly meeting.  The resolution was presented by Sylvia Acuff, Denton County Republican Party Precinct Chairman of Precinct #1025 and reads as follows:

“Whereas, even though many pieces of legislation have been put forward that are in line with the Republican Party of Texas platform, Speaker Straus has failed to get them through the Texas House of Representatives; and

Whereas, We have no confidence going forward that he will adequately support the direction outlined by the platform; and

Whereas, We believe that it is time for new leadership in the house in order to effectively represent the will of Texas voters;

Therefore Be it Resolved, We the Republican committee of Denton County, do hereby demand our elected officials in the Texas House withdraw support for the current Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Joe Straus; and,

Be it Further Resolved, that a copy of this resolution be sent to all of the Republican State Representatives.”

A copy of the resolution is being sent to all of the Texas Republican State Representatives.   The Republicans representing Denton County are: Tan Parker, Pat Fallon, Ron Simmons, and Lynn Stucky.

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Congressman Michael Burgess to Address Denton County Republicans August 17th at New Meeting Location

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Congressman Michael Burgess to Address Denton County Republicans August 17th at New Meeting Location

Congressman Michael Burgess, M.D., will address the monthly meeting of the Denton County Republican Party at its new meeting location, the Denton County Elections Administration office located at 701 Kimberly Drive, Suite A101, Denton, TX 76208 on Thursday, August 17, 2017. The Congressman is expected to give an update on the latest legislative news from Washington, D.C.

The DCRP meeting will be called to order by Chairman Lisa Hendrickson promptly at 7:00 p.m. Immediately prior to the meeting at 6:00 p.m., there will be a social hour for meeting attendees hosted by Congressman Burgess.  Both the social hour and the meeting are open to all interested Republicans.

First elected to Congress in 2002, Congressman Michael Burgess, M.D., represents the 26th district of Texas on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee where he serves as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health.  He also sits on the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.  In addition, Dr. Burgess is a member of the Rules Committee and the Helsinki Commission.

As of the 115th Congress, Congressman Burgess is the most senior medical doctor, on both sides of the aisle, serving in the House of Representatives.  Throughout his years in Congress, he has been a strong advocate for health care legislation aimed at reducing health care costs, improving choices, reforming liability laws to put the needs of patients first, and ensuring there are enough doctors in the public and private sector to care for America’s patients and veterans.

During his time on Capitol Hill, Dr. Burgess has received several awards, including the Guardian of Small Business award by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB); the Spirit of Enterprise award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and the Taxpayer Hero award from the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste; among others. In 2013, he was named to Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders.

Before heading to Congress, Burgess practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology in Lewisville, Texas.  He delivered more than 3,000 babies during his nearly 30 years in private practice. He received his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and completed his residency programs at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.  Dr. Burgess also received a Masters degree in Medical Management from the University of Texas at Dallas, and in May of 2009 was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Public Service from the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center.  Dr. Burgess has been married to his wife, Laura, for over 40 years, and they have three children and two grandsons.

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