By Rosealee Hoffman, Parker County Daily Post, ALEDO (PCDP) 4/22/15 –
A new group of Parker County citizens has formed to promote the Republican platform and educate citizens about political involvement. Parker County Conservatives was conceived about a year ago and has a steering board of seven members, including Darrel and LeAnn Russell.
“There’s so many divides in the Republican party, so much animosity,” said Darrel Russell. “But Texas has a two party system. We need to find a way to bring Republicans together.”
The group hopes to bring a number of keynote speakers to Parker County to educate voters about the political system in Texas and how to be involved in the political process.
“We are looking for conservative speakers who abide by the Republican platform,” LeAnn Russell said. “We want to give people here a chance to see some Republicans that they normally wouldn’t have to opportunity to see.”
Tuesday’s well-attended event featured Allen West, a retired Army veteran who served in both Operation Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. He also was a member of the 112th US Congress from Florida House District 22. He is currently a sought after speaker, author and leader within the Republican party.
West heavily quoted scripture and Booker T. Washington in his talk, but one of his more memorable lines came from his own mother.
“Self-esteem comes from doing esteemable things,” West quoted.
Parker County Conservatives hopes to meet once a month but dates have not yet been set. To learn more or get involved, go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Parker-County-Conservatives/342411429288833.