Texas GOP Targets Non-partisan School Board and City Elections


AUSTIN – As part of a growing commitment to advance conservative principles on a local level, the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) announced Monday an initiative to play a greater role in non-partisan races and ballot propositions. As part of this initiative, the RPT announced the creation of a Local Government Committee composed of RPT Executive Committee members and local GOP leaders. The committee will assist county parties in electing conservative candidates in often-overlooked school board and municipal elections.

The Texas GOP has celebrated major successes in recent non-partisan races. With the assistance of state and county GOP leaders, last month, Carroll ISD in Southlake, Texas became one of the first places in the country where candidates running to oppose Critical Race Theory took a school board majority. Similarly, GOP-supported challengers unseated three long-time incumbents in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, in Harris County, the state’s third-largest school district, after a controversy over Critical Race Theory. Also this year, Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker bested Tarrant County Democrat Party Chair Deborah Peoples, and former Hidalgo County GOP Chair Javier Villalobos was elected Mayor of McAllen, a long time Democrat stronghold. 

RPT Chairman Matt Rinaldi stated, “Following a year of big wins in school board and mayoral elections that drew national attention, the Republican Party of Texas is announcing an even greater focus on influencing local elections. It is no coincidence that this initiative comes at the same time President Biden’s Department of Justice is attempting to suppress parental involvement in local elections by threatening to treat parents as terrorists for becoming involved in their children’s education. Democrats across the country see the importance of local elections in the fight for America, and so does the Texas GOP.”

RPT Vice Chair Cat Parks stated, “Harnessing the full potential of county parties and GOP activists to impact local elections is one of the most consequential initiatives our party can undertake. School districts and cities are the largest items on Texans’ property tax bills; they have a huge impact on our everyday lives. We expect voters to choose lower taxes and common sense conservatism as opposed to the radical leftwing policies, limitless spending, and cronyism that traditionally accompany electing Democrats to those positions.”

Rinaldi appointed State Republican Executive Committeeman Rolando Garcia Chairman of the Local Government Committee and State Republican Executive Committeeman Pete Lauzon Vice Chairman.

Vice Chair Parks continued, “SREC Committeemen Rolando Garcia and Pete Lauzon were hand-selected for their experience in local races. Under their leadership, the Local Government Committee will deliver transformative results statewide.”

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ME Someone, Mon, 12/06/2021 - 18:00

This is the start of a wide spread takeover by the republicans. After they control everything they will start imposing their religion on people and children along with doing away with more rights.

It will be easy too, with their gerrymandering and voter suppression laws in full effect. I warned about this in the past, and now it's on full display. 

It won't be long until we have sharia law, only it will come from within, not from some foreign nation or people.

Definitely not. They've obviously had one to many hormone treatments to become something they're not that's made them think like this. That or the vaccine is finally kicking in.

ME Someone, Mon, 12/06/2021 - 19:13

Hey, you two have the same name! Definitely not some kind of cult mentality that caused that!

Most likely not cult mentality, just A LOT of people who really dislike Biden. Notice you're the only one rooting for him. HINT HINT

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 11:04

Might be because this is a conservative propaganda "publication".

Also, more people dislike trump, you know how I know? Because he LOST by the largest margin in history, LOST so bad you people tried to take over the government because of it. 

Yeah he gained votes from 2016 and lost to Biden’s 80 bazillion votes. Where’d all those people go? Aren’t his approval ratings nearing the 30’s now? It hasn’t even been a year

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 11:43

"Aren’t his approval ratings nearing the 30’s now"

His approval rating is right around 42%




Yes, trump LOST, America spoke and they overwhelmingly REJECTED trump. That is why republicans are enacting all of the voter suppression laws and gerrymandering so badly that the US government had to intervene. Republicans are rigging elections right in front of our eyes and you people here do not care, because it is your side doing it. But if democrats did it you would be up in arms on the White House lawn (or the capital again.)

"A year before the 2022 midterm elections, Republicans hold a clear lead on the congressional ballot as President Joe Biden's approval rating sinks to a new low of 38%."

Source : https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/11/07/biden-approval-falls-38-midterms-loom-usa-today-suffolk-poll/6320098001/

More than 60% of Americans think Beijing Biden needs to go! JO AND THE HO GOTTA GO

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 13:25

That was a month ago, it has come back up since then. Either way, still not as low as trump's was, which dropped to 34% at one point.

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 11:06

Maybe "christian religious law" would be a better fit?

Answer me a question, if the US (or any state) enacted christian religion based laws would you have a problem with it?

You mean like “thou shalt not steal” and “thou shalt not murder” ;)

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 11:55

Those go back waaaay before christianity, nice try at a "gotcha" but try again.

Answer the original question though, if the US based laws on christianity would you be ok with it, yes or no?

It doesn’t really matter from where you think our laws are derived, the fact of the matter is they’re based on morality.

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 13:33

Once again, you refuse to answer the question and only side step. Shows what kind of person you are.

You won't ever provide evidence or prove your position and you side step tough questions. Figures you are too scared to actually participate in civil discussion. You are most definitely a republican.

I answered your “tough question” (haha) you’re just too stupid to realize it ;)

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 15:01

So you are ok with christianity based laws then?

Again…literally ALL of our laws have a basis in “morality” it’s what makes us a civil society ;)

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 15:41

So you think forcing a child who was raped to have her rapists baby is "moral"?

You think prosecuting a woman who miscarries is "moral"?

You think outright punishment instead of rehabilitation is "moral"?

I could go on, but I think you get my point.

The beauty of our country is that we’re a democratic republic (of states). Therefore if you don’t like the laws in a particular state, you can work to change them or “vote with your feet” and move to another state ;)

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 13:31

I'm not moving, I'm gonna take your advice and "work to change them", thanks for the suggestion!

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 15:02

When all you have is poor attempts at insults, you have nothing.

I heard Oregon is pretty nice…except of course for all the lawlessness/rioting that’s STILL going on over there ;)

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 13:29

There is no "lawlessness and rioting" going on in Oregon.


Why do republicans lie so much just to try to have a point? Is it because they have no real ground to stand on without lying?

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 15:03

I can't seem to find anything about them, can you show me where you received this information?

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 15:03

If they were mostly peaceful why are you crying about them?

Do you live under a rock? I mean it makes sense considering how much of a slimy SNAKE you are ;)

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 15:38

Insults means I have already won. Thank you for conceding the argument.

I truly feel sorry for you. No wonder you demo libs think killing babies is ok you have no idea that it’s morally wrong ;)

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 16:25

And again, you people think it's morally "correct" to force a child to have her rapists baby.

You also think it's morally "correct" to prosecute a woman who miscarries.

"The risk for pregnancy after rape is approximately 6%-7%"

source: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/824148

"The act contains exceptions in the case of medical emergency and for rape or incest"

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Heartbeat_Act#:~:text=the%20Supreme%20Court.-,Provisions%20of%20the%20Act,around%20six%20weeks%20of%20pregnancy. " Governor Abbott asserted that the Act does not force raped women to carry pregnancies to term"

Your soap box about rape has now been removed. Please find a valid argument for this topic.

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 16:58

For your first link you omitted this; "here are an estimated 25,000 rape-related pregnancies per year in the United States"

And I am not even sure your point with adding that.

First, I thought you people didn't trust wikipedia? Now when you think it proves your point you do?

Second, I never said texas specifically, there are states other than texas.

You can backpedal all you want. Your platform is unstable at best and now proven incorrect in the state this publication is relevant in. Maybe next time you'll read what's in the bill before you rant about it.

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 17:49

Show me where I said texas. Abortion is a national issue, not a texas one.

Just admit it. Abortion is the taking of a human life you can’t do it can you ;)

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 16:24

Just admit it, you are fine with religion based laws as long as it's your religion it's based on.

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 16:57

Ok, it's taking a human life if it is past fetal viability, that is if the baby can live outside of the mothers body (around 24 - 26 weeks) then it is a "human" and should not be aborted.


“Fetal viability” is the terminology used to justify the killing of the unborn. Ask any mother if that which is inside of her is “alive” or not ;)


ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 17:46

So you said "you first" you were lying again? Figures.

You can’t terminate the life of something/someone that isn’t already alive ;)

ME Someone, Tue, 12/07/2021 - 18:03

Just admit it, you are fine with religion based laws as long as it's your religion it's based on.

The hilarious thing is I knew where you were coming from from the start. Hey SSDD right lol.

Question. How are our laws “religion based” when you yourself claimed laws that have a basis in morality “go waaay back” that doesn’t make any sense.


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