It's time to start putting together committees to serve for the County Convention this year. If you are interested in serving on one, or have a question about their purpose, please let me know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I can't guarantee that everybody who expresses interest will get on a committee, or that you'll be appointed to the one you prefer, but I'll do my best to accommodate all who request it.
The main criteria for serving on the committee is that you are able and willing to have a flexible schedule during the two weeks between the Precinct and County Conventions (see my previous blog post re: dates for both) so that you are able to perform the duties of the committee, and that you are willing to do any necessary work associated with the task, which will vary depending on the committee on which you serve.
Here are the following committees to be formed, in no particular order, and with a brief explanation of the function and purpose of that committee as defined by the Republican Party of Texas:
- Resolutions: This Committee conduct preliminary deliberations for the purpose of making recommendations to the Permanent Resolutions Committee.
- Rules: This committee shall recommend the Supplemental Rules for the Convention
- Permanent Organization: This committee shall recommend permanent officers of the convention from among the delegates present
- Nominations: This committee shall conduct preliminary deliberations for the purpose of making recommendations to the Permanent Nominations Committee.
- Credentials: This committee shall hear any contest concerning delegates and shall recommend the Permanent Roll of the Convention.
Each committee is temporary until voted on by the convention at large, excepting the Permanent Organizations Committee, but usually temporary committees do the bulk of the work, and the delegates to the County Convention generally are amenable to the temporary committees being made permanent. Again, no guarantees, but that's how things have most often worked out in recent memory.
Mark Hutchins, Chairman