Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Three Hood County women to play key roles at RNC Convention and Electoral College

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Three women from Hood County will represent their community and Congressional District 25 at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee this July and at the Electoral College in December.

On May 23-25, three members of the Hood County Republican Women's Club attended the 2024 Texas GOP Convention in San Antonio and were elected to prestigious positions. Jaci Lopez secured a spot as a national delegate from CD-25, and Alejandra Munoz was elected as an alternate delegate. Hood County Precinct 2 Commissioner Nannette Samuelson successfully ran for the position of elector from CD-25 and will travel to Austin in December to cast the district's vote in the Electoral College.

"It was thrilling to see so many young Republicans with families at the convention in San Antonio," Samuelson says, "There were young adults observing how grassroots Texans voice their opinions, and concerns about the direction of Texas and how the Texas Republican Platform is created to reflect our values and beliefs." She adds, "As the saying goes: ‘As goes Texas, so goes the United States.’"

"I want the Conservative Republicans of Hood County to know that I'm your delegate," says Lopez, "I'm honored to be chosen to represent Hood County and our 25th Congressional District at the national convention. I look forward to communicating our kitchen-table concerns — like taxes and inflation — conservative values and our constitutional principles on your behalf. I endeavor to represent you well in my role, and I invite you to contact me in that pursuit."

  Munoz, a first-time alternate delegate at the Texas GOP Convention over Memorial Weekend, described her experience as "amazing" and emphasized the importance of showing up to make her voice heard. She says, “I was able to cast my vote to people that share my same Republican values and know they will not compromise my freedom!" She highlighted the significance of speakers like Ted Cruz, who shares her goal of keeping America "the land of the brave and the free!"

Munoz shared her journey of immigrating from Mexico almost 37 years ago and becoming a U.S. citizen in 2001. She expressed her commitment to the Republican Party's principles of preserving the American Dream and fighting for freedom, family and faith. She reflected on being nominated as an alternate delegate and elected, emphasizing, "Only in America."

"Our country is currently on the wrong path," Samuelson says. Newly elected as a presidential elector for CD-25, she adds, "With high inflation and interest rates, people are suffering and struggling to provide for their families. Owning a home has become an unattainable goal for many Americans. Under the current administration, the U.S. has been pulled into two wars and turned its back on our ally, Israel. We must get our country back on the right path and elect Donald Trump as the 47th president of the United States."

The election of Lopez, Munoz and Samuelson underscores Hood County Republicans' active participation and influence in shaping their party and the nation, highlighting their commitment to conservative principles and grassroots involvement.