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June 11, 2014

Peden elected to serve as secretary of Texas GOP


Long-time Parker County Republican activist Rena Peden has been elected to serve as Secretary of the Texas Republican Party for the next two years. Peden has been active in local Republican politics for over 30 years and is a former county chairman. She is a current member of the Parker County Republican Women.

Peden is also a former member of the State Republican Executive Committee, who elected her to the position.  

“I am honored that my former associates have faith that I am the right person for the job,” Peden said. 

Peden served on the State Rules Committee at the Republican Party Convention held in Fort Worth last week. There were a number of issues that the committee addressed but one included a rule change that will allow 75 percent of the delegates to the national convention to be allocated by the results of the primary (as allowed by law) and 25 percent to be allocated to the winner of a vote at the state convention.  

“There was a lot of support for this change and it passed on the first vote,” said Peden. 

This rule change allows 25 percent of the delegates to be elected by the Republican grassroots. Chairman of the Republican Party, Steve Munisteri, also believes that this change, along with the fact that Texas will be the fifth state to hold their 2016 Presidential Primary, will make Texas voters more important in selecting the next Republican candidate for president of the United States.

The most hotly contested issue was one over immigration. At the end of the day, the convention attendees supported removing language that would support a visa/guest worker program. 

In a straw poll held at the convention, delegates overwhelmingly selected Senator Ted Cruz as their top choice with over 43 percent of the vote. Author and conservative speaker Dr. Ben Carson came in second with 12.2 percent followed closely by Senator Rand Paul with 12.1 percent.

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