FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, July 3rd, 2020
AUSTIN – Thursday night, the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) of the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) passed a resolution in support of moving forward with the Party’s in-person Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston from July 13-18.
“After extensive debate Thursday evening, the State Republican Executive Committee reinforced its support for proceeding with our State Convention in person in Houston,” said RPT Chairman James Dickey.
The convention is prepared with multiple precautions and safety measures for attendees. Thermal scanners will be present at entryways. Expanded seating will be in place for social distancing in caucus and general session meetings. Meeting areas will be deep-cleaned thoroughly after each gathering to prepare for the next meeting. Hand sanitizer stations will be found throughout the convention center. Sponsors have donated masks which will be readily available for delegates’ and attendees’ use in compliance with Governor Greg Abbott’s most recent order.
Committee meetings begin on Monday, July 13, and the general session to open convention is on Thursday, July 16. The State Convention is set to conclude on Saturday, July 18.