Yo, Harris County Republicans, if you want to see the future of the Republican Party first hand, you need to head out to Tony’s tomorrow. The Greater Houston Pachyderm Club will be hosting Houston Young Republican President John Baucum. From the GHPC invite:
Join the Greater Houston Pachyderm Club as we welcome John Baucum of the Houston Young Republicans (HYRs). John is a founding member and officer of the Houston Young Republicans. He will tell us about the HYR’s grassroots work to promote the Republican party and outreach to younger voters, and the group’s activities connecting with other groups like ours.
Professionally, John works in Information Technology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). As a GIS Support Analyst, John has an eye for detail and the creativity to solve problems. His work has also included consulting jobs at major energy companies in the Houston area. In his spare time, John enjoys collecting election data and doing spatial analysis on voting trends. Technology is a very powerful tool to build networks and spread information. GIS helps to identify areas for targeting and identifying new individuals that are ready to get involved as grassroots activists to change bad laws.
He has served as the Treasurer of the Houston Young Republicans and was a founding member and former Treasurer of the Houston Republican Liberty Caucus. He is also the current Political Director for Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP). John is active with many other clubs in Houston as he continues to build onto the grassroots network in Harris County and beyond. John has a passion for volunteering and works with many organizations and charities in Houston.
That short bio doesn’t begin to tell you the influence that John has had in Republican circles in Harris County. He’s one of the hardest working volunteers in the party and is very effective at communicating with all ages. I gotta warn you though, that picture makes him look a whole lot prettier than he is!
Honestly, if you are like me and very discouraged with the current Republican Party, nationally, in Texas, or in Harris County, come out and meet John. Your spirits will be lifted. The future of our party is in good hands.
As a reminder, the GHPC meets every Tuesday at Tony’s Restaurant at 3755 Richmond Avenue at 11:30 am. The gourmet meal is only $25.