Ms. Zan Prince, the Chairman of the Parker County Republican Party, on May 2, contacted me by email, alerting me that I was not the organizer for the “Parker County Tea Party”. I had no idea what she meant, now I know…
Though the “Tea Party” name is not exclusive for anyone to use, she has apparently filed a Political Action Committee (PAC) with the State Ethics Commission using our previous name of “Parker County TEA Party”. Also she has filed a PAC using the name “Weatherford Tea Party”. Whatever her reason(s) are I do not know, but I can speculate and I’m sure you can too.
Please see the following filing with the Ethics Commission, should you have any doubt – Texas_Ethics_Commission_PAC_List.
Therefore to try and keep from getting into any kind of legal battle, or other kind of battle, we have changed our name to “The Tea Party Patriots of Parker County”.
I am not only saddened by this turn of events, but am also somewhat appalled. At a time when we should be working together for the greater good, it appears to me that she has taken it upon herself to use our prior good acts and name. You will now see advertisements from the Parker County Tea Party PAC endorsing Jeff Robinson and other candidates, which our group does not endorse. I will let you make the connection.
Eric Matthews is running for City Council Place 2 against Jeff Robinson and has been part of the original Parker County Tea Party since our inception in April 2009. He has represented us extremely well on the city council and will continue to do so with your vote.
Although we are forced to change our name to “The Tea Party Patriots of Parker County” we are still the same body of Patriots that originally rallied and marched together on April 15, 2009 against Obama Care and escalating government spending. Together we have impacted city council meetings, commissioner court meetings, influenced Austin on numerous bills, lined the streets in honor of our fallen soldier Austin Staggs, marched with 15,000 other Patriots in downtown Fort Worth, provided water and other needed supplies and resources for the firefighters at Possum Kingdom, welcomed returning troops at the DFW airport, protested with the Johnson County Tea Party helping to remove Chet Edwards from office, protested outside Kay Granger’s office in Fort Worth in opposition of Obama Care, and rallied together with Tea Parties from around the state at the Lone Star Tea Party Rally.
We are changing our name to “The Tea Party Patriots of Parker County,” so you know that the information you receive is from the original and authentic PCTP.
With a very saddened heart…
The TEA Party Patriots of Parker County
“…for such a time as this”