Coppell Republican Club Meeting
Ole's Tex-Mex Restaurant
600 E Sandy Lake Rd., Coppell, TX
Ross Kecseg -- Guest Speaker
How can Dallas County help Texas enact pro-taxpayer reform?
1. Policy Results, Not Party, Matter
2. Who’s holding back Reform?
3. Why Dallas County Matters.For nearly a decade, Ross has been active in grassroots organizing, political campaigns, journalism, and as a resource for taxpayers looking to hold state and local officials accountable.
Ross is the Vice President of Local Affairs and Metroplex Bureau Chief for Empower Texans.
Ross has a degree in Economics from Arizona State University, with a special emphasis on Public Policy and U.S. Constitutional history.
Senator Don Huffines
Discussed the recent legislative session at the
Coppell Republican Club Meeting September 19th
at Ole's Tex-Mex Restaurant
An active question and answer session
followed Senator Huffines presentation
Coppell Republican Club Social
July 27th 6:30 PM
8701 Cypress Waters Blvd, Suite 160, Irving
Come join us. Connect with fellow club members and meet new people who want to learn about the club.
June 2017 Meeting
Read more about Matt Mackowiack: http://www.mustreadtexas.com/about/
May 2017 Meeting
Photo courtesy of Bill Cohrs
The Honorable Faith Johnson
Dallas County District Attorney
Was the guest speaker at the May 25th meeting
at the Coppell Public Library.
The Club also held an election of officers.
April 2017 Meeting
The April 27th meeting was held at the Coppell Public Library.
Katy Perkins spoke about the need for adoptees to have access
to their original birth certificate when they turned 18.
Candidates for Coppell City Council and CISD Board of Trustees were invited to attend.
Coppell City Council
Mark Hill and Maggie Lucas competing for the only contested City council race spoke.
CISD Board of Trustees
Ron Hansen opposing incumbent Tom Hulme spoke. Mr. Hulme did not attend
Vara Kuppam opposing David Caviness for an open seat spoke. Mr Caviness did not attend
Johnny Lopez, election judge, gave a report on early voting turnout.
The Coppell Republican Club Hosted a
LOCAL CANDIDATE FORUM
at our March meeting at the
Four Points by Sheridan
All the candidates for Coppell City Council and CISD Board of Trustees were invited.
Elected officials and those running for office were recognized.
Four city council positions are up for election.
Running unopposed, Cliff Long Place 1, Wes Mays Place 3, and Nancy Yingling Place 5. Ms. Yingling was not able to attend.
Mark Hill and Maggie Lucas are competing for City Council place 7.
Ms. Lucas had a conflict and was unable to attend.
Cliff Long, Wes Mays and Mark Hill made presentations and then answered questions from the club.
L to R Mark Hill, Wes Mays, Cliff Long
State Representative Matt Rinaldi, gave the club an update on the legislative session in Austin.
State Representative Matt Rinaldi
Four CISD Board of Trustees positions are up for Election.
Thom Hulme and Ron Hansen are competing for Place 4.
David Caviness and Vara Kuppam are competing for Place 5.
Thom Hulme was not able to attend.
Vara Kuppam, David Caviness and Ron Hansen made presentations and then answered question from the club.
L to R Vara Kuppam, Ron Hansen, David Caviness
We were honored to have Michael Snipes
First Assistant Dallas County District Attorney
speak at our February 23rd meeting.
Mr. Snipes, after graduating from West Point, served many years as an armor officer. He was selected for the Army’s Legal Education Program and earned a law degree from the University of Texas. He then served another six years in the Army working in several legal areas.
Mr. Snipes has also worked in private practice and as a federal prosecutor, judge, and law professor before joining the Dallas County District Attorney’s office.
Mr. Snipes comments were enthusiastically presented covering stories of military and legal criminal prosecution and defense assignments. He assured the members that Dallas is not as sanctuary city.
Mr. Snipes talk was followed by a question and answer session.
We hope that Dallas County DA Faith Johnson, originally scheduled for the February meeting, will be able to speak to the club at a future meeting.
Link to more information about Mr. Snipes: https://www.dallascounty.org/department/da/staff/michael_snipes.php
The Coppell Republican Club
Town Hall Meeting
on January 26th at the Coppell City Council Chamber
Rep. Matt Rinaldi, Rep. Ron Simmons,
and Clarin Gniffke, District Director for Sen. Don Huffines
Senator Huffines had planned to attend but had a conflict with a Senate committee meeting.
The meeting was a great success with a standing room only crowd.
Rep. Rinaldi, Rep. Simmons and Ms. Gniffke spoke about legislation that was being considered by the legislature.
A large number of those attending then made comments and asked questions.