Williamson County Democrat Chairman RESIGNS!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

For Immediate Release
Gregory S Windham
Gregory S Windham, WCDP Chair
Democratic Chair Resigns
Windham Endorses Republican in District 52

Georgetown, Texas - Recently elected Democratic Chairman, Gregory S Windham, announced his resignation from the Chairmanship today citing differences of opinion over the State and National Democratic Agenda and support of a Republican candidate as his reasons.

A Message to Democrats

It is quite apparent that many members of the Williamson County Democratic Party leadership are interested in following a more liberal national agenda than listening to the majority of their constituents here locally. As a fifth-generation Texan and longtime supporter of Conservative, Texas principles, I find myself isolated within the party ranks and unable to relay my message of fiscal responsibility, family values, free-markets, and fair play.

The divisive, rigid leadership with the State and local party have made it clear from the beginning of this term that they have no interest in my opinions; engaging in personal name calling, the marginalization of the Chair's voice, and claiming my Texas ideals are out of touch.

I have a hatred of tyranny and contempt for its tools and being that I cannot sit down quietly and allow my mind be used for the spreading of an agenda that will further divide our citizenry, I choose now to resign as Chairman.

I give heartfelt thanks to my many supporters whose tireless work helped me get elected to this position. I am sincere in my hopes that Williamson County residents will take control of the political process from the many hand picked representatives of the left who now hold the keys to our political process.

After several opportunities to hear the candidates for State House Rep 52, I have decided to support Larry Gonzales as the next Williamson County State Representative. Larry's experience, intelligence, and knowledge of the political process far exceed that of the Democratic candidate. He is a family man, business owner, and a gentleman willing to build bridges and represent his district rather than his party.

Texas and America are facing a perfect storm. We must work together, hand in hand, to guide our way to safe shores. The continual mockery of each others positions and platforms only deepens our internal wounds. Compromise is necessary and I urge all who have interest in Liberty and a zeal for truth to listen carefully to all opinions and, above all, practice the Golden Rule.

God Bless You and God Bless Texas

Gregory S Windham
Georgetown, Texas


Austin City Council Pandering

Sunday, October 3, 2010

TCRP Wants Real Representation in Austin
Posted by Dave Nalle on Oct 1, 2010 in Gallery |
Austin City Council’s East Side Meeting is Just Cynical Pandering
Real Democracy in Austin Demands Single Member Districts

AUSTIN, TX. On Thursday, when the Austin City Council decided to hold one of their weekly meetings in East Austin, it was a cynical and inadequate response to the years of disenfranchisement which residents of many parts of the city have experienced under a government deliberately operated to represent only the interests of a political elite who live in a select group of downtown neighborhoods.
If they are concerned about giving all of the citizens access to government, then there is a much more effective solution than the occasional visit to historically neglected east Austin. What the people of east Austin need and deserve is more than an opportunity to address the council for three minutes from the floor. The citizens of Austin deserve actual representation on the City Council. What they need is direct representation in single member districts.
Austin has suffered for too long with government by the elite while most of the people are excluded. Our at-large system for electing council members concentrates control of all of the seats in the council in the hands of those who can turn out a core group of voters for their chosen candidates in every election, while the votes of other neighborhoods cancel each other out and never add up to a win. Travis County Republican Party Chairman Rosemary Edwards believes that “block voting produces a council whose members all think the same and vote the same, and who don’t represent the interests of the entire community.”
Pandering from our palatial new city hall is not the solution to this problem. Putting a token ethnic member on the council or holding a meeting in east Austin is not real change. Real change would be the establishment of representative democracy in Austin by letting each part of the city have its own representative and its own voice on the council. LULAC District 12 Director Marcelo Tafoya joins us in "insisting upon single member districts as the only way to create a truly representative city government."
The Travis County Republican Party joins LULAC and other community groups in urging that the City Council follow the recommendations of its own Charter Revision Committee in instituting Single Member Districts and giving the government of the city back to the people. If the city does not take this action we urge the state legislature to pursue the bill submitted last year by Senator Jeff Wentworth to require the city to be represented with single member districts like every other major city in the state.