Vik Vad Elected as Delegate to State Party Convention

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Travis County Convention Attendees Vote Tax Assessor Candidate to be their Representative

Travis County Convention

I am honored to have been selected to represent Travis County voters at the State Convention in June and look forward to sharing our platform of fiscal responsibility, data privacy, and voter roll integrity with other delegates from around the state.

Over the past weekend, over one thousand activists, voters, and concerned citizens gathered at the Hyde Park Baptist Church to nominate delegates that will be representing Travis County at the GOP State Convention in Ft. Worth from June 7-9. Vik Vad, candidate for the Travis County Tax Office, was given the distinguished honor of being selected as a delegate for the State Convention.

“I am thrilled and honored to have been selected to represent Travis County voters at the State Convention in June and look forward to sharing our platform of fiscal responsibility, data privacy, and voter roll integrity with other delegates from around the state,” says Vad. The timing couldn't have been more perfect for Vad, who is getting ready for a May 29th primary.

The Travis County Convention on Saturday had an amazing turnout, with some delegates not officially being selected until almost 11pm. “With an amazing crowd turnout like we had, it is no surprise that the debates and caucusing continued late into the evening,” exclaims Vad. “We really got to hear the voices and concerns of a lot of people, which ultimately helps the party become more inclusive and responsive to the will of the voters,” Vad continues.

At the County Convention, participants were broken up into the four Senate districts drawn under the latest redistricting, but were seated according to their 2010 precinct maps, not the new 2012 lines. “It really makes for an interesting day of caucusing and conversation,” says Vik Vad. “I wasn't entirely sure what to expect going into the convention, but it was an amazing experience to say the least, and I am grateful and humbled to have been chosen as a state delegate.”

The morning began with people filing in and registering, then getting to visit and talk with candidates for public office in the atrium. After a greeting and invocation led by the party chair, and numerous candidate speeches, attendees were led to their seats in their respective Senate district and were seated by precinct. Then, the formal procedures were followed to allow speakers to voice their concerns, resolutions to be voted upon, and a selection of delegates to begin.

Vik Vad continues to garner support from Travis County voters at campaign events and civic association meetings. He hopes that his platform of limited government and fiscal responsibility will resonate with Austin voters this Fall, since its message reaches across party lines, and connects with the community at large.

For more information on the Vik Vad for Texas campaign, visit http://www.vikvad.com .

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