The Communications Committee shall develop and implement a communications program, including, but not limited to, the Party newsletter and website. The Communications Committee shall be responsible for ensuring that all facets of the communications program shall be available on a uniform basis to all Republican elected officeholders, all candidates seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for office in a primary election, run-off, or special election, as well as all members of the Party. The Communications Committee shall not accept a political advertisement that is not fully paid for in advance or that does not comply with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. The Chairman of the Communications Committee shall refer questions in regard to the latter condition to the General Counsel. The Party Chairman and Treasurer of the Party shall serve as members of the Communications Committee.
The Finance Committee shall be responsible for: (i) reviewing and overseeing the Party’s finances on a quarterly basis, (ii) provided the amount is included in the budget previously approved by the Executive Committee or surplus funds are available, approving all proposed expenditures of Party funds or contractual commitments amounting to more than $1,000.00 and less than $5,000.00, (iii) recommending that the Executive Committee approve or disapprove all proposed expenditures of Party funds or contractual commitments of $5,000.00 or more, (iv) assisting the Chairman and Treasurer in developing the proposed budget for the next fiscal year, and (v) reviewing the audit proposals of two or more certified public accounting firms. The Treasurer shall serve as a member of the Finance Committee.
The Events Committee shall be responsible for the Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, the Annual Christmas Party, the Grand Old Picnic, the July 4th event, and the Party’s participation at other public events. With the exception of the revenue generated from advertisements accepted by the Communications Committee, the Events Committee shall be responsible for the principal fundraising activities of the Party. The Chairman and Treasurer of the Party shall serve as members of the Events Committee.
Leadership/Precinct Development Committee:
The Leadership/Precinct Development Committee shall meet as needed to train and develop Precinct Chairs and Party workers. This Committee shall develop and implement a training program that will include Precinct Chairman responsibilities, Precinct organization and operations. Included in this program will be training sessions for all Precinct Chairs that will occur within the first three months following the organizational meeting of the Executive Committee, as needed when new Precinct Chairmen are elected to fill vacant Precincts and at least once the following year to update the training for Party Officers and Precinct Chairmen. The Committee shall meet as often as necessary to fulfill its duties and will provide a briefing on the training program to the Executive Committee at least once per calendar year.
The Vacancy Committee is responsible for interviewing and recommending qualified applicants to fill vacant Precinct Chairman positions. It shall seek and legally qualify candidates to fill Precinct Chairman vacancies and shall determine by majority vote the applicant whom it recommends for each vacant Precinct. All votes regarding applicants shall be recorded votes, and the names of all legally qualified applicants will be forwarded the Party Chairman for inclusion on the agenda for next Executive Committee meeting. The Committee shall meet monthly unless otherwise ordered by the majority of its members.
Outreach/Voter Registration Committee:
The Outreach/Voter Registration Committee shall have two Co-Chairmen and related functions, but with the common purpose to develop and implement programs designed to increase Republican voter turnout, encourage Republican growth in minority communities and engage in development of a long-term plan in this area for the future of the Republican Party in Fort Bend County. The Outreach Co-Chairman/Committee shall develop and implement programs to reach out to all minority and ethnic communities to grow the Party in these areas. The Voter Registration Co-Chairman/Committee shall develop and implement programs that will result in the registration of Republican voters for the purpose of growing the Party and the increasing the voter turnout in the Primary and the General Elections. The Committee shall meet monthly in an election year and when needed in a non-election year. Regular reports shall be made to the Executive Committee during election years.
The purpose of the committee is to determine the rules of our deliberations as well as bring suggested or necessary changes of the By-Laws to the Executive Committee for approval in accordance with the By-Laws)
The primary purpose of the committee is to seek qualified conservative candidates to run of office and then through an interview and questionnaire process provide important information on Primary candidates to the Executive Committee and the voters. The Committee will not determine or recommend one Republican candidate over another in their deliberations and information provided to the Executive Committee or the public. Additionally, the Committee will review candidate requests for financial assistance and other requests made to the RPFBC and provide recommended actions to the Executive Committee.
Young Leadership Committee:
The Young Leadership Committee will develop and implement a young leadership program for Republicans under the age of thirty-five who have been accepted by application. This Committee will solicit, identify and carry out the training of young Republicans so that a new group of campaign and future Party leaders will be developed every two years. The Committee will present its program to the Executive Committee and routinely brief the EC on its activities and the people in the training pipeline and include recommendations for involvement of these young Republicans in the Party’s process and activities.
The Ethics Committee shall take necessary and appropriate action, upon the written of the Executive Committee or a candidate seeking office as a Republican, to ensure that each reported potential ethical issue is fully and properly investigated and a report provided to the Executive Committee and candidate making the request. Officers of the Party, Precinct Chairmen, Republican candidates and all other Republican Party officials are expected to exemplify the highest standards of ethical behavior in all situations.
With regard to candidates, the Committee will assure that each candidate running for pubic office meets the minimum qualifications for holding the specific office he/she is running for and that each candidate possesses the integrity, competence and judgment to faithfully serve the public, if elected. The Committee shall also resolve disputes that may arise between competing candidates for the same office.
All deliberations of the Ethics Committee shall be documented and reported in writing to the Executive Committee no less than four weeks prior to the date of a Primary or General Election. The Committee shall meet when necessary to investigate an ethical situation or to meet with candidates to verify their qualifications and other issues previously mentioned.