The Republican Party of Texas has chosen a new leader, with delegates to the party’s convention selecting former Collin County GOP Chairman Abraham George, who secured the nomination after several rounds of voting.

The race was open, as Chair Matt Rinaldi announced he would not seek re-election.

Ultimately, when the vote hit the floor, the selections were narrowed down to George, current Texas GOP Vice Chair Dana Myers, and activist Weston Martinez.

With no candidate securing a majority of the vote, a runoff was held between George and Myers. While votes were being counted in the race, Myers sent a text to delegates claiming she was endorsed by four of the other challengers in the race.

George ultimately prevailed, winning 54 percent of the vote.

“I am humbled and honored to have received the support of thousands of my fellow Republicans and be elected as chairman of the Republican Party of Texas,” George said following the vote. “I look forward to uniting with every single Republican in our state and working towards our shared objective: electing Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and every other Republican on the ballot this November.”

George was quickly congratulated on his victory by Gov. Greg Abbott in a post on X.

“Looking forward to many victories this November as we work to build an even stronger party. Together, we’ll keep Texas RED,” posted Abbott.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens