Texas Young Republican Federation State Convention
August 17 – 19, Fort Worth, TX


Debra Medina, former candidate for TX Governor
State Rep. Mark Shelton, candidate for State Senate District 10
Betsy Price
, Mayor of Fort Worth

Jennifer Hall, Tarrant County GOP Chair
Katrina Pierson, Board, Dallas Tea Party
Dr. Marlene McMillan, author and speaker

This annual convention gathers young Republican professionals from around the state to hear some great speakers, make new political connections, meet other young activists from around the state, and prepare to get out the vote in November. At the convention, we will elect new statewide officers for TYRF, pass resolutions, consider changes to the state federation’s constitution, federate new local clubs, strategize on get out the vote efforts towards November, and begin our new state PAC.

Convention Agenda

Friday, August 17th

Time Location Description
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Mtg. Rm. 1 Rules Committee Meeting
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Mtg. Rm. 2 Awards Committee Meeting
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Mtg. Rm. 3 Site Selection Committee Meeting
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Mtg. Rm. 1 Credentials Committee Meeting
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Mtg. Rm. 2 Constitution Committee Meeting
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Mtg. Rm. 3 Resolutions Committee Meeting
8:00 pm – 12:00 am Fox and Hound Pub, 603 Houston Street Welcome Reception for Delegates and other Young Republicans. Open bar until the tab runs out.

Saturday, August 18th

9:00 am – 10:00 am Sage Breakfast Provided
10:30 am – 12:00 am Sage Breakout Session – Dr. Marlene McMillan, Importance of Liberty
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Downtown Fort Worth Lunch on your own
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Red Oak A TYRF Convention; welcome remarks by Mayor Betsy Price; election of state officers and other convention business
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm Red Oak BC Gala Dinner – Speakers: Jennifer Hall, Katrina Pierson, Debra Medina

Sunday, August 19th

Time Location Description
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Magnolia 1st TRYF Board Meeting
1:00 pm Downtown Fort Worth Lunch on your own


Friday Night Committees / Delegate Welcome Reception: Casual
Saturday Convention: Business Casual
Saturday Gala: Business or Cocktail Attire to Semiformal
Sunday Board Meeting: Casual to Business Casual


The registration cost is $75 per person – includes gala and dinner Saturday night, Saturday breakfast, and discounted drinks Friday night.
Purchase tickets here:

Hotel Information

Convention Hotel: Fort Worth Worthington Renaissance, by Marriott. One of the nicest hotels in Fort Worth has graciously cut their room rates for us to only $109 until August 10th. To receive this rate, you must call them at (817) 870-1000 and tell them you are with the “Texas Young Republicans”.

Questions? Email the host committee at:

Convention Location

All convention activities will take place at the Norris Conference Center, which is about 1/2 a block from the Worthington Renaissance hotel, and is located at 304 Houston Street.

Convention Business

Pick your link for more information on Convention Business:
The Convention Agenda on Saturday
The Preliminary Board Agenda on Sunday
Campaign Announcements for State Officer Races
Proposed Constitutional Amendments
Proposed Resolutions (coming soon)

Committee Chairs

1) Credentials Committee, Megan Higginbotham, HOT YR’s,

2) Site Selection Committee, Brian Miller, Tarrant County YR’s,

3) Constitution Committee, Richard Morgan, Dallas County YR’s,

4) Resolutions Committee, Michael Dominguez, Austin YR’s,

5) Awards Committee, John Cox, Brazos County YR’s,

6) Rules Committee, Michael Holdman, Bexar County YR’s,