Newsletter January 2013

President’s Message

Mary Mayo
Mary Mayo
2013 Officers
2013 Officers

Congratulations to our incoming officers.  Mary Mayo, National Federation of Republican Women’s Fundraising Chair, installed our new officers at our December 2, 2012 Christmas Party. The officers for the 2013 year are as follows:
President –
The Honorable Rhonda Hughey
1st VP Programs –    Tammy Mayfield
2nd VP Legislation – Barbara Jo Green
3rd VP Campaign Activities    The Honorable Erleigh Wiley
4th VP Publicity –       Jody Deller
Secretary –                    The Honorable Tonya Ratcliff
PAC Treasurer –           Janas Byrnes

Legislative Update  –

427710_145476392273146_1753608476_nSwearing in January 8 2013

The 83rd Legislature convened last week and we are well on our way to another conservative, successful session.  Speaker Joe Straus was re-elected with a 150-0 vote victory- his largest ever.  I ‘ m looking forward to continuing our work together to ensure we continue to have a low spending, balanced budget that does not raise taxes.


Americanism –American Figuresth (1) who shaped this Country

January 15 is the birthday of Civil Rights Activist, Minister Martin Luther King, Jr.
Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors.  King was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most lauded African-American leaders in history, often referenced by his 1963 speech, ” I Have a Dream.”
Citation:  Martin Luther King, Jr. (2103).  The Biography Channel website.