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Milam sends full slate to GOP state convention

Milam County delegates (D), alternates and guests to the 2010 Republican Party State Convention were: (front, L-R) Chris Holcombe, Lisa Youngblood, Loretta Roberts (D), Melissa Gardenhire, Sam Ferguson, Anne Harper, Margia Barkemeyer, Les Davenport (D), and John Ferguson (D); back, Bill Whitmire (D), Dave Barkemeyer (D), Brian Harper, Dr. Charles Schwertner (state house candidate), State Sen. Steve Ogden, Alan Gardenhire, Rod Holcommbe (D) and Steve Husher. Not pictured were delegates John Youngblood and Rick Gommert and alternate Noel Storey. Milam County delegates (D), alternates and guests to the 2010 Republican Party State Convention were: (front, L-R) Chris Holcombe, Lisa Youngblood, Loretta Roberts (D), Melissa Gardenhire, Sam Ferguson, Anne Harper, Margia Barkemeyer, Les Davenport (D), and John Ferguson (D); back, Bill Whitmire (D), Dave Barkemeyer (D), Brian Harper, Dr. Charles Schwertner (state house candidate), State Sen. Steve Ogden, Alan Gardenhire, Rod Holcommbe (D) and Steve Husher. Not pictured were delegates John Youngblood and Rick Gommert and alternate Noel Storey. Milam County had a full contingent of delegates and alternates attend the State Republican Party Convention, held last weekend in Dallas.

“For the first time in many years the Republican Party of Milam County was able to play an important part in determining the direction the Senate District 5 Caucus would go in selecting the State Chair and on several other issues regarding the state platform,” said Milam County GOP Chairman Bill Whitmire.

John Youngblood served on the Rules committee helping to determine the rules and regulations that will guide the Republican Party of Texas in the future.

Alternate Steve Husher was appointed an assistant Sergeant-at-Arms for his leadership skills during the Senate District 5 Caucus.

“Having the opportunity to interact with regional, state, and national officials was an excellent opportunity for the delegation to hear from and express the concerns of Milam County to our elected leaders about the issues that affect us all,” Whitmire said.

“Milam County was well represented during the convention and the entire delegation did an outstanding job of getting involved and working to make a difference for Milam County,” he added.


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