As intra-party politics continue to heat up, Debbie Georgatos has entered the race for a Republican National Committee seat.
Georgatos has worked as a labor and employment law attorney and hosts a conservative talk show called “America, We Can Talk.” She has also served as president of Park Cities Republican Women. Her announcement comes a month after former State Republican Executive Committeewoman Randan Marie Steinhauser announced her bid for the RNC position.
Both Steinhauser and Georgatos are challenging incumbent Toni Anne Dashiell, who received backlash from grassroots conservatives when she failed to comply with a State Republican Executive Committee resolution to replace RNC chair Ronna McDaniel.
Following Dashiell’s vote, McDaniel was re-elected to an unprecedented fourth term as RNC chair.
Campaign platform priorities that differentiate Georgatos from Steinhauser are healthcare freedom, American sovereignty over global governance by organizations like the World Economic Forum, ending the weaponization of the DOJ and FBI, and combating “climate change alarmism.”
Critics of Steinhauser are glad Georgatos joined the RNC race due to concerns over 2016 and 2021 Facebook posts in which Steinhauser expressed her “disdain for Donald Trump.”
However, an extensive list of grassroot activists and leaders like True Texas Project CEO Julie McCarty and Texas State Rep. Tony Tinderholt (R–Arlington) have announced that they are endorsing Steinhauser for the RNC committee seat.
Thus far, Georgatos has been endorsed by Texas Freedom Coalition President Sarah Fields, Texas GOP Legislative Priorities chair Jill Glover, and grassroots activists Maggie Wright and Ray Myers.
The Texas GOP will meet in San Antonio from May 23-25 of 2024 to determine party leadership and the state GOP platform.
A previous version of this article claimed Tony Ortiz from Current Revolt endorsed Georgatos, but Ortiz said he hasn’t officially endorsed Georgatos.