Toni Anne Dashiell, Texas’ Republican National Committeewoman, has reversed course, announcing she will not be seeking re-election in 2024.
Dashiell has served 10 years in the position, but gained opposition in response to her support for RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel.
Her support was in direct opposition to a resolution passed by the State Republican Executive Committee—the party’s governing board—which unanimously approved a resolution calling for new leadership in the national party.
“The grassroots have lost faith in Chairwoman McDaniel and the RNC and believes the party needs new leadership that will address deficiencies in fundraising, messaging, [get out the vote efforts], and election integrity and put the party in closer alignment with its grassroots supporters and voters,” the resolution stated.
Texas’ two other voters on the RNC—Republican Party of Texas Chairman Matt Rinaldi and RNC Committeeman Robin Armstrong—supported Harmeet Dhillon for the position of RNC chair.
Following that vote in January, Dashiell gained two opponents—Randan Steinhauser and Debbie Georgatos. Dashiell, however, maintained that she would seek re-election.
That was until this week.
In an email to supporters, Dashiell reversed her decision, saying she would end her campaign in order to focus on “growing our party in Texas at the local level.”
The next RNC committeewoman will be elected by delegates to the Republican Party of Texas’ convention in San Antonio from May 23-25 of 2024.