Grimes County Republicans came together Saturday, May 30, to conduct their much-anticipated precinct and county conventions. The two conventions were originally scheduled for March 21 but postponed in the wake of COVID-19.
While practicing social distancing inside the Grimes County courthouse courtroom in Anderson, GCRP chairman Susan Patrick called the county convention to order, and 13 delegates and four alternates were elected to represent Grimes County at the Texas State GOP Convention in Houston, July 15-18.
In addition, the county delegates approved nine platform Resolutions that will advance to the state convention for consideration, two of which are related to bail reform.
District 13 State Representative Ben Leman spoke briefly during the break about Texas’ COVID-19 response, shared some statistics and touched on the 75,000 COVID-19 related deaths not caused by contracting the illness but from other causes such as suicide. He also discussed and answered questions about contact tracing, redistricting and high speed rail.
Also present and speaking at the convention were office holders and candidates for the State Republican Executive Committee and a member of the Texas Federation of Republican Women speaking on behalf of a Texas candidate for the National Republican Executive Committee.
Delegates and speakers alike expressed their joy and gratitude at attending the meeting in person.