David Horowitz Freedom Center
Denton Co GOP
May's Speaker - Mr. Mark Reid
Chairman - Collin County Republican Party
Collin Co GOP
Excerpt from: In conservative Collin County, Mark Reid stands out as a top grassroots leader.By Erin Anderson, August 17, 2019
Plano resident Mark Reid was a natural choice to lead the Collin County Republican Party when the chairman position opened up earlier this year. The small business owner, community leader, and former Collin County commissioner has lent both his conservative principles and financial acumen to local grassroots activities for years, and he was eager to help lead his local party heading into the 2020 election season.
“I believe in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the principles on which these two documents are based,” he said. “Our Founding Fathers got it right. In my lifetime, we’ve lost our way.”
“I’ve spent the last 10 years working towards the small government principles that I support,” Reid added.
That work has included actively participating in local government. After serving on the Collin County Planning Board from 2011-2013 (a position he returned to in 2017), Reid was appointed in 2013 to fill an unexpired term on the Collin County Commissioners Court.
At the city level, Reid founded and led the Plano Citizens’ Coalition, a group of civically engaged residents who advocate for limited government, fiscal responsibility, and transparency within the city and school district. The group also initiated a Citizens’ Budget Committee to review the city’s spending habits and recommend efficiencies.
Since 2010, Reid has also been involved in the Collin County Republican Party, serving in positions from precinct and caucus chair to technology vice chair to treasurer, working on a variety of committees, campaigning for candidates, and acting as a delegate to several conventions at the local, state, and national levels. The party’s executive committee selected Reid as county chair in May of this year.
“I want smaller government focused on its core functions at every level,” Reid said of his grassroots involvement.
“I want churches, nonprofits, and individuals to take care of their fellow citizens in need, rather than expanding the welfare state. I want to return to the pride and dignity of self-reliance and hard work. Government is not the solution to our problems. In fact, government is the problem. Government at all levels is too big, too intrusive, and is systematically taking away our liberty, our God given rights. We have to push back.”
Reid’s work was recognized in 2018 with a Conservative Leader Award. CLA recipients are nominated by their fellow citizens for their leadership in fighting for a stronger Texas.
Reid also reminds people to vote. ”If we don’t vote, then our voice is silenced.” Naturally, Reid encourages Texans to vote Republican and to participate in primary elections.
PRW meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month (except December)
NEXT PROGRAM MEETING: July 21, 2020
Saltgrass Steakhouse Plano East, 3320 North Central Expressway, Plano, TX 75074
Time: 11:15 am: Arrive and check-in, 11:30 am: Meeting, Lunch & Program
Lunch is available for $25.00 with RSVP, cash or check (preferred) payable to PRW on arrival
RSVPs for lunch must be made by 5 pm Friday, July 17, 2020
RSVPs to attend without lunch may be made up to 5pm the Monday before the Tuesday meeting
We welcome guests and visitors to our General Meeting. Members, please bring a friend!
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On July 17, 1962, the Plano Republican Women’s Club (PRWC) was organized to work for the election of Republican candidates at the local, state, and national levels. At that time, there were no Republican elected officials in Collin County and no Republican women’s clubs.
During the next two decades PRWC’s efforts at building the Republican Party and working for Republican candidates were important in achieving today’s Republican majority in Collin County.
In 2002, PRWC changed its name to “Plano Republican Women” and celebrated its 40th anniversary, continuing its tradition as an active, vibrant organization of capable women who offer time, talent, money, and leadership toward the election efforts of Republican candidates at the local, state, and national levels.
Since July 17, 1962 when the club for Plano Republican Women was founded, we have been working to advance conservative principles and candidates in Plano, Collin County, the State of Texas and Washington D.C.
Our daytime luncheon meeting is planned to make good use of time so members may stay up-to-date on issues in this community and in our country.
PRW Membership also supports TFRW, NFRW, literacy, education and local community service programs,
We invite you to join Plano Republican Women.
Please come to a meeting for membership forms and answers to any questions you may have about membership.