Native resident Texas GOP spokesman
AUSTIN – There’s another Ellis County connection to the
Republican Party of Texas these days, this time in the role of spokesman.
Bryan Preston, an Ovilla native and Red Oak High School graduate, left reporting duties at HotAir.com, a national blog he co-founded with conservative star author Michelle Malkin, and producing duties at Laura Ingraham’s conservative talk radio show to man the official public relations front for the Texas GOP.
Preston, with the official title as communications director, has been on the job in Austin for six months and joins the Ellis County connections to the state party. Former Texas GOP executive director Wayne Hamilton grew up in Ovilla, and Oak Leaf’s Mike Geeslin is now the state insurance commissioner. Mike Hendrix, a former Texas Young Republicans Federation chairman, launched his political career by running for Midlothian school board when he was 18; he’s currently a political consultant in Washington, D.C.
Last weekend, Preston issued the press statements after the Republican Party of Texas’ executive committee – which consists of a male and female member from each of the state’s 31 senate districts – elected Texas Eagle Forum president Cathie Adams its new chair, replacing Tina Benkiser, who resigned to take a position with Gov. Rick Perry’s re-election campaign.