2012 Texas GOP Convention Information
by TexasGOPVote on June 4, 2012 at 1:52 PM
Every even-numbered year, the Republican Party of Texas holds a statewide convention where elected delegates from across the state meet. The 2012 Texas GOP Convention takes place June 7-9 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in downtown Fort Worth.
Delegates meet as:
- A whole body - To ratify the Party rules, adopt a Party platform, and elect the State Chairman and State Vice Chairman.
- A caucus by state senatorial district - To elect permanent caucus officers, permanent committee members, their State Republican Executive Committee members (“SREC”) a Committeeman and a Committeewoman, and nominate candidates for State Chairman and State Vice Chairman.
- By Congressional Districts in presidential election years such as 2012.
Since this is a presidential election year, delegates will ratify all delegates and alternates to the national convention as well as the Presidential Electors and elect a National Committeeman and National Committeewoman.
The mission of the Republican Party of Texas is to promote a conservative philosophy of government:
- By promoting conservative principles; and
- By providing the infrastructure through which those who share our conservative principles can get involved in the political process, run for and be elected to public office, and govern according to our principles when elected.
Due to the large size of the RPT state convention, much work is done in temporary committees in the days leading up to the actual convention. At every state convention, there will be five temporary committees: Credentials, Organization, State Nominations, Platform, and Rules. The State Chairman appoints the committee chairmen. The SREC members appoint committee members. Each committee is comprised of the chairman and one member from each senate district. After the convention starts, senate districts will elect their permanent committee members, who will use the temporary committees’ work as a starting point. All committee meetings are open to state convention delegates and alternates, who are encouraged to attend and testify on topics of particular interest to them.
The Republican Party of Texas will be holding its 2012 Convention in Fort Worth June 7-9. The temporary committees meet before the convention, June 5-7. Click here for t
Senators Ron Johnson and Rick Santorum will be keynoting the premier Convention Gala Friday. Congressman Paul Ryan is the keynote speaker and will address the convention Saturday. Congressman Ron Paul will be speaking at one of the breakout sessions, "Uniting Republicans and Balancing the Federal Budget.”