The Republican Party of Texas starts the New Year off with a new leader
Chairman Cathie Adams has selected Jesse Lewis to become the Party’s next Executive Director.
Lewis comes to the Party having served here before, as a Field Representative, a Statewide Field Director and its Deputy Political Director from 1999 to 2003.
His extensive background includes everything from grassroots work training thousands of candidates, campaign managers and volunteers, to serving on the executive staff of a large state agency, overseeing 90 employees. He also served as Chief of Staff to Texas House Members Arlene Wohlgemuth and Sid Miller.
“Jesse is a remarkable Texan, a remarkable Republican and he’ll be a remarkable leader for our Party,” said Chairman Adams.
“Having him at the helm as we enter the crucial 2010 election means that we will have a sure hand who has steadily led many winning campaigns, and whose experience covers every aspect of state politics. We’re excited to have him bring his knowledge and enthusiasm to the Republican Party of Texas.”
Past Party Executive Directors see Mr. Lewis as the perfect choice to lead the party today.
“Jesse Lewis has worked with everyone from our elected officers to local activists, and everyone who has worked with him holds him in the highest regard. His record of leadership and accomplishment in Texas politics is nearly unmatched,” said former RPT Executive Director Chad Wilbanks.
Adds former Executive Director Wayne Hamilton, “Jesse is exactly what the Party needs right now: He’s smart, experienced and ready to lead from the first minute he’ll be on the job.”
Lewis assumes the Republican Party of Texas Executive Director’s office Jan. 11.