New Chairman for the Texas G O P


Texas has a new Chair for the Grand Old Party. It's former State Representative Matt Rinaldi. Rinaldi is replacing Retired Texas GOP Chair Allen West. West has announced that he will run against Governor Greg Abbott for his position as Texas Governor.

Rinaldi had more votes than his 4 opponents. He had 34 votes total - 1 vote above the 33 needed to win.  During his time in the Texas House of Representatives, Rinaldi served as the Pro-Life whip. He and his wife Corley, married since 2010, live in Coppell. He has a JD from Boston University School of Law.

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Texas GOP has a new Chair.Photo: AFP


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