I am pleased to announce the Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign Committee has added two key members to our Texas campaign staff to coordinate our very important effort to win Texas for Ron Paul.
Mark Elam, who has served as Ron Paul's campaign manager for his congressional campaign for 11 years, has agreed to serve as our Texas state coordinator.
Jean McIver, a former Ron Paul congressional assistant campaign manager, will be joining us as our Texas field coordinator. Together they will help direct our crucial Texas program.
Mark and Jean are both long-time Ron Paul campaign associates and have each played pivotal roles in his congressional elections. Congressman Paul and I are very encouraged that these two political veterans have stepped in to fill these roles and help lead the thousands of committed Texas campaign volunteers who are already working in the trenches to spread the Ron Paul message and secure the GOP presidential nomination for our candidate.
One of the great things about the addition of these two top staff members in Texas is that they will be able to quickly hit the ground running since both have already been working as part of the Ron Paul team.
Beginning immediately, you should feel free to communicate with Mark and Jean about the campaign in Texas. They will be organizing the entire state and directing our important Texas GOP straw poll effort on Sept. 1 in Dallas/Fort Worth.
We plan to begin communicating frequently with you and our other Texas campaign team to keep you informed of activities and important news as it occurs. To start off this process let me just briefly mention several items:
1. This week we sent out over 21,000 color Ron Paul Texas GOP straw poll mail cards to all of the people in the state who are qualified to attend and vote in the GOP straw poll. The mailer encourages Texas GOP voters to attend the straw poll and to cast their vote for Congressman Paul. A photo of Ron Paul and Ronald Reagan is included along with some key issue and biographical information on Ron Paul.
2. We also have created a phone list of straw poll delegates...a list we will be sharing with the Ron Paul team across the state as we quickly shift our Texas GOP straw poll effort into high gear.
3. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend the Ron Paul Texas Bar-B-Q Bash and Birthday Party on Sunday, August 26, from 1-4 pm, in Texas City. Join the Paul family, staff and scores of friends in helping celebrate Congressman Paul's birthday. To RSVP or for more information, call 1-800-Ron-Paul or online at www.RonPaul2008.com.
Texas is a crucial state in our campaign to elect Ron Paul the next president of the United States. It is precisely because we have great, committed people like you helping us that we are confident of victory.
Thank you...and keep pressing the battle!
National Campaign Manager
Ron Paul 2008