Press release from the Paul Simpson campaign:
Paul Simpson was surrounded by supporters as he filed Wednesday to run for Harris County Republican Party Chair.
Simpson stated he is running because, “We are in a fight for the future of Texas. Harris County is a key battleground. To win, the GOP needs to rebuild, ground up. But reform must start at the top. That’s why I ask for your vote in March 2014 for Harris County Republican Chair.”
Simpson continued, “As Harris County GOP Chair, I will bring a lifetime of leading civic and conservative Republican organizations to empower a Strong grassroots organization with a Solid positive conservative message backed by financial Solutions.”
A lifelong pro-life conservative, Paul has advanced conservative Republican political causes as a hands-on conservative activist since high school. His political activities – campaigning, recruiting, mobilizing, precinct organization, election judging, and conventioneering, and serving as legal counsel and treasurer of the county party – give him the practical expertise and ability to lead the Party to political resurgence. Paul has honed his skills by also leading non-political volunteer civic organizations, demonstrating his ability to recruit, organize, and lead volunteers in everything from blockwalking neighborhoods to a successful multi-million dollar fundraising campaign.
Paul is a graduate of Rice University and University of Houston Law. He has been a partner with the law firm of McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore since 2001. Paul and his wife Kathy have been married for over 28 years. Their son, a recent college graduate, and daughter, a college senior, are both Houston natives and proud Republicans! To get involved with Paul’s campaign to Take Back Harris County, please join him at his Campaign Kick-off Party on December 11, 2013 at 6:30Pm at Cafe Adobe on the Katy Freeway. To learn more, contact Kelly Horsley at [email protected] or please visit www.SimpsonForGOPChair.com.
I’m seeing a lot of momentum this year for Simpson, unlike his two previous runs. He’s lined up an impressive group of supporters this time, including: George Strake, Jack Rains, John O’Neill, Bert Keller, Anne Clutterbuck, and Toni Lawrence among many others. In addition to that list, he is being supported by many of the “liberty” groups around the Harris County area. This is important because they are young and bring a lot of energy to his campaign.
Will this be the year that Harris County Republicans finally reject the regime of current HCRP Chair Jared Woodfill, and by extension the pay for play slates? If so, it will go a long way towards avoiding a disaster in November 2014. As I’ve said many times, Jared is a wonderful spokesperson for the party but what we need at this point in time is someone that has the ability to organize the party, broaden our coalition, and turn out the vote. Simpson has demonstrated that he can do that.