Texas GOP Chair Rina Benkiser has announced plans to resign effective October 5th so she can serve on Rick Perry’s campaign for governor.
The Texas State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) will be filling the vacancy within the next 30 days.
Though a replacement has yet to be chosen by the SREC, right now is a great time for the Liberty movement to pick someone to fill this position during the next state convention.
During the 2008 convention, incumbents Tina Benkiser and Robin Armstrong were challenged by Ron Paul supporters Paul Perry and Debra Medina for the GOP Chairman/Vice-Chairman positions. Perry and Medina garnered nearly a third of the vote.
Fast forward a year, Debra Medina is now running for governor against Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison in the Republican primaries and Paul Perry is serving as the Vice-Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Texas.
Who will we choose in 2010? The answer is unclear right now, but I can assure you that we will be prepared and ready when the time comes.
Source: The Austin American-Statesman