Thank you for visiting the Austin Republican Women (ARW) website. The members of ARW have worked hard for 60 years to serve their community and to elect Republicans to local, state and national positions.

I hope you will attend one of our monthly meetings, which are held the first Thursday of the month, to hear one of our exciting speakers and network with engaged Republican women who share your values. Please feel free to contact president@austinrepublicanwomen.org with any questions on how you can get involved today!

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What can Austin Republican Women do to achieve this goal?

Join us for our January luncheon!

Please note day and location change

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
11:30 – 1:00
Please be there and seated by 11:55

Chez Zee
5406 Balcones Drive
Austin 78731
$32 cash or check
Complimentary valet parking provided

Speaker: Ted Delisi

RSVP by Monday, January 7 at: https://austinrepublicanwomen.org/rsvp

Ted Delisi formed his own government relations and political affairs firm, Delisi Communications, after successfully directing legislative, Congressional and statewide campaigns in Texas and across the nation. He brings more than a decade of experience in political strategy, government relations, media and grassroots advocacy. In 2005, Ted and his wife were named by Texas Monthly as two of the most powerful 25 political leaders in Texas politics.

Ted began his career in electoral politics by successfully directing two State Senate campaigns, which proved decisive in achieving a Republican majority in the Texas Senate for the first time since Reconstruction.

Ted then assisted the first Republican Hispanic candidate to win statewide office in Texas, helping Tony Garza through a successful primary and general election. Ted also served as press secretary and communications director for then-Attorney General John Cornyn, where he managed a large communications and speechwriting staff.

When Karl Rove moved full-time to the Bush Presidential campaign in 1999, Ted purchased Rove’s consulting and direct mail company. The new company served as the sole direct mail fundraising firm for the Bush/Cheney campaign in 2000 and coordinated the get out the vote and direct mail efforts in several key battleground states. He additionally served as a direct mail consultant to various Senate, Congressional and national party efforts across the nation.

In 2002, Ted served as the general consultant and chief strategist for John Cornyn’s successful campaign for U.S. Senate. He additionally served as the direct mail consultant for Governor Perry’s 2002 and 2006 elections. Senator Cornyn won the largest victory for any Republican in an open U.S. Senate race in Texas history and the Washington Post wrote of the management of the race: “Cornyn’s race has been virtually error-free.”

Ted has continued to serve as a successful political strategist for a variety of political and, increasingly, corporate clients. His recent work includes directing the bipartisan “Yes on 12” lawsuit constitutional amendment on medical liability reform. As a partner in Delisi Communications, Ted provides turnkey solutions for corporate government relations and public relations efforts.

Ted grew up in Temple, Texas and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. A sixth generation Texan, Ted and his wife, Deirdre, reside in Austin. Ted and Deirdre are the proud parents of twin sons, Will and David, and daughter, Cate.

NEW Luncheon Meeting VENUE and DAY for January 2019!

The ARW Board of Directors voted in December 2018 to change the venue of ARW’s monthly luncheons from the Austin Country Club to a new location. The reason? The ACC’s new 2019 pricing for our monthly luncheon meetings revealed an increase of more than 30 percent per person for the price of a lunch (up $10 a lunch per person), as well as stiff increases for the cost of the meeting room and the audio-visual equipment needed for guest speakers. Even though ACC has been ARW’s monthly meeting venue for seven years, the ARW board determined these price increases would not be generally acceptable to our members and thus made the decision to look at other comparable locations.