Just southeast of Houston sits a hotbed of grassroots activism. In the center of it all, you’ll find Tanya Robertson.

Robertson’s countless hours of volunteering reflects her commitment to the values and principles of the conservative movement. “I will continue to be committed to protecting our God given rights,” said Robertson, “along with fulfilling the principles and values outlined in our party’s platform that align with those rights.”

And that’s not just rhetoric. Robertson has been a key player in hosting fundraisers, forums, and debates in the area for both local and statewide candidates. That includes her own successful campaign for Texas State Republican Executive Committee Chair for SD11.

She says her activism began in high school when she ran successfully for Sophomore Class Secretary. From that initial spark, her involvement never ceased. “My mentors in high school were Margaret Thatcher and, of course, Col. Oliver North whose t-shirt I wore until it was too thin!”

Robertson has also assisted campaigns at every level – from city council to school board to a presidential primary. She was most recently involved in Briscoe Cain’s campaign for state rep., where he ousted incumbent State Rep. Wayne Smith (R-Baytown).

“I believe Texas is full of hard-working patriots and our work in the Republican Party will be geared toward making sure our state is a haven for its citizens plus create an atmosphere that will give them the opportunity to succeed.”

Robertson is also a member of the Clear Lake Tea Party, the Tea Party Patriots where she serves as Southeast Texas State Coordinator, and the Clear Lake Area Republicans PAC (Nominations Committee).

When Robertson isn’t immersed with political work – which is rare – she spends her time with her husband, Mike, who runs The Robertson Connection, a political news site. The two have been married for 20 years and have three daughters, two son-in-laws, and two granddaughters.

Charles Blain

Charles Blain is the president of Urban Reform and Urban Reform Institute. A native of New Jersey, he is based in Houston and writes on municipal finance and other urban issues.

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