Milam GOP Women hear Hutchison, Perry

GALVESTON—Milam County's Republican delegates at the 27th Biennial Convention of the Texas Federation of Republican Women in Galveston last weekend, Loretta Roberts, Lanelle Fikes, Margia Barkemeyer and Christine Holcombe, were among over 700 women from across the state who said they are "energized" about the 2010 and 2012 elections.

Highlighting the convention's agenda were keynote addresses by party front-runners, Gov. Rick Perry and gubernatorial challenger Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Hutchison addressed the delegation Saturday morning announcing she won't resign her Senate seat until after the March primaries; she will then resign from the seat regardless of the gubernatorial outcome, she said.

"We're looking at the 2010 elections as a real turning point in this state and in Milam County," Loretta Roberts, one of Milam County's delegates, said. "We are looking to the upcoming elections as an opportunity to expand the party's voting share in the Texas statehouse."

Currently, the state Senate is divided at 19 Republicans and 12 Democrats. The state House of Representatives has 77 Republicans and 73 Democrats.

TFRW is composed of 165 clubs throughout Texas, with a total membership of over 10,000 women. For more information about the organization, visit the TFRW website at

All interested women in the area are invited to attend the monthly meetings of the Republican Women of Milam County and become a part of this active political organization. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. and alternate between Cameron and Rockdale.

Next meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 26, as the club does not meet during the summer or the month of November. For more information, call Loretta Roberts at 254-697-6897.

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