Austin Republican Women (ARW) is a group of Austin-area women keen on political awareness and education, community involvement, and advancing Republican causes and ideals in the governance of our great State of Texas.
We work together to elect Republican candidates who seek local, state and national public offices. To that end, we maintain a robust calendar of events and program activities designed to inform, educate, involve and enthuse our members and guests.
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Thursday, August 18, 2022
11:15 am – 1:00 pm
(Check in at 11:15, program at 11:45. Please be there and seated by 11:40)
Note: Venue change–we are back at The Hills.
The Hills Country Club
26 Club Estates Parkway
Lakeway, TX 78738
The entrance gate is off Lohmans Crossing
David Puryear: former Justice of the The 3rd Court of Appeals, candidate for Hays County District Attorney
Rupal Chaudhari: candidate for Travis County Judge
Leslie Fitzpatrick: candidate for The 3rd Court of Appeals
Lucy Trainor: RPT Regional Election Integrity Director
In August, summer may begin to wind down but for Austin Republican Women (ARW), activities will start to ramp up. This year, there is critical work ahead of us since the super-important, mid-term elections are just months away.
Among all the political races in the mid-terms, two candidates in two specific races are extremely important in Central Texas. One is Rupal Chaudhari, candidate for Travis County Judge. The other is David Puryear, candidate for Hays County District Attorney.
On August 18, when ARW returns from its summer break, we will present both of these candidates at our monthly luncheon. We invite you to come meet them, learn why they seek office, what they plan to achieve if elected, and how you can support them both financially and by volunteering to work for their campaigns.
Rupal Chaudhari for Travis County Judge: the County Judge oversees the county’s billion-dollar-plus annual budget, presides over the Travis County Commissioners Court, and acts as the County’s chief administrator, among other things. It is a position much more important than many people realize.
Rupal manages the finances for the family’s business holdings which include hotels and an electronic component distribution business. She holds a degree in accounting and economics, and a master’s degree from St. Mary’s law school, and a licensed attorney specializing in immigration.
She seeks to unseat current Travis County Judge Andy Brown who has among other accomplishments served as a campaign manager for Cong. Lloyd Doggett, finance director and senior advisor to Beto O’Rourke, and Travis County Democratic Party Chair. Visit Rupal for Travis County Judge (rupalforcountyjudge.com)
The Honorable David Puryear, former Justice of the 3rd Court of Appeals for Hays County District Attorney: With nearly four decades of public service as both a prosecutor and a judge, David Puryear has an unrivaled record of service in the criminal justice system. He plans to use this experience to effectively lead the Hays County District Attorney’s office, and to enforce our laws, keep our community safe, and see that justice is done in every case.
David began his legal career in 1983 as a criminal prosecutor with the Travis County Attorney’s Office rising to become head of the criminal trial division. He then served as first assistant to the elected county attorney for five years, managing the daily operations of an office of more than 155 employees.
He was first elected to office in 1990 as judge of Travis County Court at Law No. 6, where he presided over some 25,000 cases across eight years. Following that, he was appointed as deputy director of the Special Crimes Division of the Office of the Attorney General by Attorney General John Cornyn, where he led a team of lawyers in the investigation and prosecution of large-scale felony crimes. In 2000, he was elected to the Third Court of Appeals, serving three terms, from 2001-2018, where he authored more than 2500 court opinions. Learn more at www.PuryearForHays.com
RSVP BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 12
We ABSOLUTELY MUST RECEIVE all luncheon reservations NO LATER THAN Friday 12 August. NO EXCEPTIONS. We appreciate your cooperation by making timely reservations. Thank you.
$42 online credit card
$45 at door – cash or check only
If you need accommodation for a dietary restriction, it must be made with your reservation.
Thank Brandon’s inflaton for our increase in price….sure you’ve noticed it at the grocery store and for services.
Thursday, August 18 ~ August Luncheon
ARW’s KEEP TEXAS RED initiative is both a battle cry and a call to arms. Like famous battle cries of the mid-1830s when Texians fought and died to defend this land, KEEP TEXAS RED is a rallying cry for our time. To those who threaten to turn Texas blue, we say: No way, “Come and take it.”
Today, the battlegrounds are our cities, schools, courts and state Houses. Social media, cell phones and fake news have replaced the cannons and rifles of yesteryear. Our swords are now our elected officials; our weapons are now dollars. Isn’t it time to help ARW arm the arsenal with your donation?
If you answer yes, to defending Republican values and beliefs, please make a donation to ARW’s KEEP TEXAS RED initiative. There are four donation categories from which to choose, each one named after an historic battle cry that spurred Texians to victory in their fight for Texas. With your financial support, ARW can continue that good fight today for the future of our Great State. Let’s KEEP TEXAS RED
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Contributions to Austin Republican Women are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income taxes purposes. Corporate contributions are not permitted.