Many of you have called or phoned — mostly because of rumors floating around
about the necessary rules change to our Convention Process.
An SREC colleague has spoken out of turn and published some misinformation
– costing most of the SREC extra hours in answering questions and
quelling anxiety from our constituents.
Please be cautious in reacting to what you read or hear
– and doubly so in forwarding information.
Latest communication to the SREC and County Chairs from Beth Cubriel,
RPT Organizational Director:
Last Wednesday, Chairman Munisteri was notified by the three judge panel in San Antonio that we will have to find a new way of electing delegates and hosting our convention process during this election cycle, as we still do not have a date for our primary election to serve as an anchor for our delegate selection process.
The following day (Thursday), Steve had a conference call with the Officials Committee of the SREC to discuss options that might be available to our party, given the challenges presented. Chairman Munisteri believes that they arrived at a workable, although not ideal, resolution to the problem and on Friday presented the proposed solution by conference call to the SREC. He would now like the opportunity to share that plan directly with our county chairs, who will be most directly involved in the process of hosting county and senatorial district conventions.
Eric Opiela, Assistant General Counsel, is working on the party rules changes, with input from Rules Committee Chairman Dan Pickens, Rules Committee member Clint Moore and National Committee member and RNC General Counsel Bill Crocker, that will need to be adopted at an emergency meeting of the SREC, scheduled for next Wednesday, February 29th.
In the meantime, the proposal does call for County/ SD conventions on either April 14th or 21st, as determined by your CEC, so please don’t cancel your facilities.
NOTE; Your State Republican Executive Committee and your County Chair have a copy of the proposed rules and are reviewing them. There is much to study and ponder, and perhaps amend. Nothing is determined until we have reviewed — and then the SREC will vote next Wednesday (February 29) in Austin.