Meet influential Young Republican activists and leaders from around the state at the 2013 Annual Texas Young Republican State Convention in Austin, TX, August 9-11. This annual convention gathers influential young Republican professionals and activists from around the state to hear some great speakers, get political training, conduct the business of TYRF, and meet other young activists from around the state. At the convention, we will also elect new statewide officers for TYRF, pass resolutions, consider changes to the state federation’s constitution, and federate new local clubs.

Current Speakers and Breakout Sessions include (more coming):

Welcome Videos
Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst
George P. Bush, candidate for Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office

Break Out Session Speakers
Right to Life Victories in TX and in the Nation – Emily Horne, Texas Right to Life
Implementing a Conservative Vision for Texas – Texas Conservative Coalition
Best Practices on Growing and Running your local YR Club – Mark C. Brown, TYRF Chairman
Poll Watching and Ballot Integrity – Sandra Steinbacher, True the Vote

Lunch Speakers
State Representative Stefani Carter, Candidate for Railroad Commissioner
State Representative Sarah Davis, Running for Re-Election

2013 Texas Young Republicans Gala Speaker
Department of Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Todd Staples, and Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
Former Republican Party of Texas State Chairman, Tom Pauken, Candidate for Governor of Texas

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Registration is $100 and pays for itself – covers opening reception, lunch, and gala dinner. Note: if you also want to attend as a voting delegate, you must be sent by a local YR club.  For a list of clubs see our state website:

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Current Agenda:

Friday, August 9th
7:00 pm – ??, Welcome Reception
Speaker: Commissioner Barry Smitherman, Candidate for Attorney General
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Committee Meetings (Resolutions, Constitution, Awards, Site Selection, Rules, Credentials)

Saturday, August 10th
9:30 pm – 11:00 pm Break Out Sessions (more coming soon):
Implementing a Conservative Vision for Texas – by TX Conservative Coalition
Best practices for Running a YR Club – by Chairman Mark C. Brown
Right to Life Victories in Texas and in the Nation – by Emily Horne, Texas Right to Life
Poll Watching and Ballot Integrity

12:00 – Luncheon
Rep. Sarah Davis for State Representative 134
Rep. Stefani Carter – Candidate for TX Railroad Commissioner

1:00 pm – General Session of Convention (officer elections, resolutions, etc)

8:00 pm – Gala dinner and awards banquet at the Omni
Comm. Todd Staples, Candidate for Lt. Gov.
Hon Tom Pauken, Candidate for TX Governor

Sunday, August 11th
10:00 am – 1st State Board Meeting of the newly-elected board.
12:00 noon – Lunch