Please describe what you believe are the most significant issues in this race, why and what you'll do to address them?
The most significant issue in this race is whether or not our party will remain a bottom-up, transparent, grassroots-led organization. Because we have built such stellar grassroots teams across the state, our Party has set records in fundraising, candidate recruitment and training, and the number of platform planks that have been addressed in a single session. We must continue this momentum if we are to win in 2020 and get even more of our platform and priorities addressed in 2021.
Do you promise, if elected, to abide by the RPT platform? And if not, please enumerate what problems you have.
Of course. I have been 100% consistent in abiding by the RPT platform and defending and promoting it vigorously in the media and legislature.
What differentiates you from your opponents?
I volunteered and donated my time, talent, and resources to the Party for many years- before ever running for Chair. I attended SREC meetings and became a delegate to Precinct, Senate District, State, and even National Conventions- before ever running for Chair. I blockwalked, phonebanked, registered voters, and helped Conservative Texas Republicans get elected to local City Councils- before ever running for Chair. I advocated for our Party platform and priorities at every level of government, before, during, and even after session, and yes, even before I became Chair.
What best describes your political ideology most(circle only one).
4. Tea Party
I have a significant challenge circling only one. I am literally a combination of all of the above. All of my life I have campaigned for, donated to, and supported Republican candidates and officeholders, and once again immersed myself into politics in 2008 via the Precinct, Senate District, State, and National Conventions as a delegate and alternate delegate. I have stayed involved in the Party either as Precinct, County or State Chair ever since.
In2009, I was one of the co-founders of the Dallas Tea Party, and I am very proud of the work we did through that to bring increased activism opportunities to people who had not been involved in the Party previously.
Then in 2012, I restarted the Central Texas Republican Assembly and was a National Vice President of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies. Our tagline was literally “the Republican wing of the Republican Party,” and our mission was to vet, endorse, and support the most Conservative candidates inside contested Republican primaries.
All of my work the whole time within the party has been to reinforce the fact that we are a uniquely Grassroots-led organization. No other state party is as bottom-up as we are, and that is our unique strength. I have always respected that it is the delegates who properly have the authority in the RPT and that their authority is delegated to the SREC, Chair, and Vice Chair between conventions. As Chair, and as one running for re-election as Chair, if you make me pick one, I would therefore pick that I am Grassroots - and proud of it, and proud of the fact that also makes me pro-Republican-Party - the way we do Republican Party in Texas - led by the Grassroots.
Please list 3 federal agencies that are popular in our culture and should be abolished
Department of Education, Department of Energy, and Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
Should Texas GOP limit their elected officials to 8 years or less from the same office, even though it will force some good candidates to leave an office?
Our platform calls for 12-year term limits for state and federal offices. I have 100% consistently stood for our platform, and as long as I am Chair I will fight for what the delegates determine is the Party’s position. So, yes there should be limits, but it should be 12 not 8 per the convention delegates via our platform.
When you leave office what accomplishment/s do you want to be your hallmark, your legacy, and why?
My objective as Chairman has been to build the Party to be substantially better off than it was when I arrived in every possible way. More support, better relationships with candidates, elected officials, and the grassroots. Better financial position. Improved tools and operations. Better data and processes and a culture of transparency and effective advocacy for our principles. All to elect more Republicans to maintain the White House, maintain and gain on our majorities at the federal and state levels and to win back in the U.S. and Texas Houses and the county and local levels in 2020. We have achieved success on the operations front to build the machine for 2020. I am running for re-election to see my plans through, execute on the plans made, and win from the White House to the courthouse in November. I am the most prepared and qualified to do just that and finish what I have started.