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Sustaining The Republican Party’s reputation for following the law


Recently there seems to have been confusion over official procedures for filling a vacancy for a Republican Nominee on the General Election Ballot. To clearly promulgate those procedures, Texas Republican Party Secretary Rena Peden offers the following:

Memo To:       Parker County Pct. 4 Chairs

From:              Rena Peden, Secretary, Republican Party of Texas

Date:               June 23, 2016

Subject:          Filling the Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 vacancy


I have been receiving inquiries into the process for selecting a candidate for JP 4 for the November ballot and have been asked to verify with the State Party what that process is.  There seem to be concerns that the process as defined in election law is not consistent with the activities in Parker County.  Rather than just respond to a few, I felt that all precinct 4 chairs should be aware that questions have been raised and can benefit from any knowledge that we get on this subject.

Approximately two weeks ago, the State Republican Party sent out information on filling vacancies.  It defines what the County Chair’s and the Pct. 4 Executive Committee’s (Pct. 4 Pct. Chairs) role is in the selection of a candidate for the JP 4 position for the November ballot.  I am attaching that information in case you did not receive it.

Basically, it states:

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How the Tea Party Took Over the GOP in Texas


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