The Bailey County Republican Convention has been rescheduled for May 23.
The convention was originally set for Saturday, but due to evolving Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommendations, the decision was made to postpone it.
Carroll Precure, Baily County Republican chairman, said State Chair James Dickey and the SREC of Texas have tentatively rescheduled the state convention for mid-July. The dates are currently pending approval. A decision is expected to be made when the SREC meets on April 4.
But only the date is different for the local conventions. Precure said all other details will remain the same.
Precinct conventions will start at 6 p.m. and the county convention will start at 7 p.m. The event will be at the Muleshoe Church of Christ, 2201 W. American Blvd.
Those interested in participating in the convention must either have in the March 3 Republican Primary or must make an Oath of Affiliation to the Republican Party, according to an email from Bailey County Republican Chair Carroll Precure.
The convention’s purpose is to choose delegates and alternates to attend the Texas Republican State Convention in Houston. The party will also vote on resolutions to the Party Platform for submission to the State Delegation, according to the email.
Bailey County has been allowed two delegates and two alternates to the convention this year.
Those interested in participating can fill out and return a Delegate Application to Precure by 5 p.m. on Friday. The email notes that participants will be responsible for paying their own expenses for travel, meals and lodging; and no changes can be made after the vote is complete. Those interested in becoming a delegate don’t have to be present, but an application needs to be filled and returned to Precure.
The email also encourages those interested to check out the party platform at www.texasgop.org to prepare potential resolutions.
The email also calls for members to join a handful of committees prior to the County Convention. Precure is looking for individuals interested in joining a Nominations Committee, Credentials Committee and Resolutions Committee. Those interested in filling a spot are encouraged to let Precure know. It’s also noted that these committees will all have to meet fairly soon ahead of the precinct and county conventions.
Precinct chairs include: Kirk Lewis, precinct 1; Mark Morton, precinct 2; Earl Behrends, precinct 3; and Christine Gonzales, precinct 4.