Fulfilling a promise made when he campaigned for the position last year, Republican Party of Texas Chairman Matt Rinaldi announced he will be running for re-election at the party’s convention this June.
Rinaldi’s announcement was accompanied by the endorsements of more than two-thirds of the State Republican Executive Committee.
“I’m proud of the work we have done over the last eight months building momentum for the 2022 election and growing our party around a platform of border security, fiscal responsibility, healthcare freedom, law and order, and parental rights,” said Rinaldi. “I look forward to continuing that work in my next term. Republicans I talk to are excited, energized, and eager to defeat liberal Democrats in November and secure more conservative victories in the next legislative session.”
Rinaldi was elected to the position in July of 2021 by members of the SREC to fill the vacancy left by Allen West, who resigned to mount an unsuccessful campaign for governor.
Delegates to the Republican Party of Texas Convention will elect the next chairman for a two-year term when they meeting June 16-18 in Houston.
As of now, no candidate has announced an opposition campaign to Rinaldi.