TEXAS REPUB. INCREASED OFFICEHOLDERS FROM 2,395 IN 2008 TO 3,191 IN 2012

Dec 8, 2012 by

12.7.12 – “TEXAS REPUB. INCREASED OFFICEHOLDERS FROM 2,395 IN 2008 TO 3,191 IN 2012”

“It’s Official, Texas GOP Sets a New Record!”
Steve Munisteri

Republican Party of Texas Chairman

To read the entire article, please go to: http://www.texasgop.org/

Excerpts:

Here at the Republican Party of Texas, we would like to send a well deserved ’Congratulations’ to Republicans across the state. For the third consecutive year, Texas has set a record by increasing the number of Republican elected officials to an all time high. Nationally, this was not a strong year for Republicans. But, here in Texas, we continue to endorse Republican principles of limited government that continues to produce a stronger job and housing market and balanced budgets.

Our sweeping victories in the 2010 election were fueled by a huge Republican wave after President Obama’s first two years of office produced nothing but more debt and failed policies. This wave helped the State of Texas increase its Republican officeholders from 2,395 in 2008 to 2,974 in the 2010 election cycle. That drastic amount of growth is nearly unheard of and many people expected our majority to decrease in a Presidential year.

We proved them wrong.

The odds were against us this year but thanks to tremendous efforts put forth by hard working Republicans across the state, we were not only able to maintain our record number of Republican officeholders but increased our total by 217 to a staggering 3,191. This is no small feat and, to top it off, we maintained one of the largest Republican majorities in Texas history in the State House of Representatives.

On the District and County level, we made gains in every category. From District Attorneys to Court of Appeals, to County Commissioners to Constables, we were able to continue growing the number of Republican held seats from 2,241 in 2008 to 3,012 in 2012, an astounding increase of 771 seats.

Overall we have 796 more Republican elected officials in the State of Texas today than we did in 2008.No other state in the country has the overwhelming number of Republican officeholders as Texas does, and we remain the only state to have elected nothing but Republican statewide officeholders since 1994.

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To read the entire article, please go to: http://www.texasgop.org/

Donna Garner

Wgarner1@hot.rr.com

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