Friday, March 16, 2012

Central Texas Republican Assembly Endorsements, Round 1

MARCH 15, 2012
Contact: Daniel McDonald, (512) 694-0654


The Central Texas Republican Assembly (CTRA) endorsed in three primary races on Tuesday
evening. The candidates endorsed were Donna Campbell (State Senate, District 25), Ken
Mercer (State Board of Education, Place 5), and Jim Strickland (Travis County Commissioner,
Place 3).

“The CTRA is proud to put our support behind these conservative candidates,” said president
Daniel McDonald. “These are the candidates we believe will best represent the Republican
Party’s platform and conservative values if they are elected to their respective offices.”
The candidates in several local races were sent questionnaires, and an endorsement committee
made recommendations to the membership. Candidates were invited to attend Tuesday’s
meeting to make their case to the membership. The CTRA will consider candidates in the other
races in Travis, Hays, and Bastrop counties at an upcoming meeting.

In order to endorse in a contested Republican primary, a quorum of the membership must be
present, and a candidate must receive the support of two-thirds (67%) of those present.
The Central Texas Republican Assembly is a grassroots volunteer organization that works to
elect mainstream conservatives to public office. The CTRA is a member chapter of the Texas
Republican Assembly and the National Federation of Republican Assemblies. The CTRA was
founded in 2001 and is active in Travis, Hays, and Bastrop counties.


1 comment:

Don Zimmerman said...

Campbell and Mercer sure make sense -- but how in the world did 2/3rds of the members pick Stickland over Daughterty? I'll vote for either in November, but my endorsement still goes for Gerald. Both candidates attended the Republican Club of Austin forum earlier this month and did well.