With elections a little less than a month away, the Republican Party of Walker County and the Walker County Republican Women held a “Republican Roundup” Wednesday evening at the Walker Education Center.
When Morgan, Ingrid, and I arrived to volunteer the room was bare, but as it drew closer to the beginning of the event the room began to be filled with people from left to right.
When the clock struck 6:00 pm, Mrs. Linda McKenzie announced for everyone to take their seats and Johnny Uribe, of the SHSU College Republicans, led the pledges and Precinct Chair Joe Pat Whitehead the invocation. Everyone in the room was ready to hear from elected officials but mainly to support and hear from those that are racing to the finish line.
Former vice-chair for Texas’ Republican Party, Cat Parks, was the highlight of the night as she encouraged everyone in the room to not only vote in November but to take a buddy with us. Despite her retirement, there is still a lot of work that she would like to see happen in the State of Texas. She shared her stories of how she came to be involved in politics and the importance of making everyone around you and those you meet feel loved and welcomed. You never know when someone needs an encouraging message, she is very grateful and showed her gratitude to Chairwoman Mrs. Linda McKenzie for being kind to her.
With Congressman Brady finishing up his term on the third of January, Congressman Pete Sessions–who will represent most of Huntsville in the next Congress, expressed how thankful he is for being able to work alongside Brady in DC, but is also excited and looking forward to seeing all the things that he will hopefully accomplish alongside soon-to-be Congressman, Morgan Luttrell (who will represent the southern tip of Huntsville).
Having flown back from New York, Morgan Luttrell shared his experiences there, as well as a bit of a vision for the future, representing parts of Montgomery and Walker Counties.
Colt Christian on the other hand, reminded us of why he is running and why we should show up to the polls and vote.
As the event began to wrap up, Judge Pierce, Judge Payne, and Jim Henry all shared a few words expressing their gratitude for everyone in the room who continuously supported them, especially their families.
If nothing else, the two things that people who were in attendance walked away with were:
(1) making sure you vote this election
(2) showing your gratitude and being kind to others.
Early voting begins on October 24th and will be available through November 4th, for early voting you may go to the HEART Veterans Museum, also referred to as the storm shelter. Be sure to get out there and vote early to avoid the long lines on election day, November 8th!