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Precinct Chair 2809

A Precinct Chair is the local representative of the political party at the neighborhood, grass-roots level. The primary job of a Precinct Chair is to increase voters for that party by contacting neighbors, distributing literature and working with other Precinct Chairs. Precinct Chairs can be Election Judges or Alternate Judges but they are not required to be.Precinct Chairs are also members of the Executive Committee of their county party. The Executive Committee meets periodically and is responsible for reviewing and approving party activities and filling vacant Precinct Chair positionsAny registered voter can become the Precinct Chair in the voting precinct where they live. A person can be elected in the party Primary, or chosen to fill an open spot by the County Executive Committee. Precinct Chairs serve a 2 year term without compensation.
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Biographical Information

INVOLVEMENT: Describe how you have been involved in the political process in the last 2 years?

VISION: If elected, what would you most like to accomplish during the next term?

OUTREACH: What steps would you take to increase outreach to voters in your precinct?

OTHER ISSUES: What other issues do you believe are most pressing in your precinct, and how would you address them?

Age 66
Education MBA, Harvard University Graduate School of Business; BA Communication, U of Wis - Milwaukee.
Campaign Phone (214) 641-8795
Twitter @MaryMSLovell
Because educating our future generation is vital, I have been actively engaged in public education via CFBISD (which serves Precinct 2809) for over 20 years. My involvement had been primarily as a volunteer (PTA on campuses and with Council PTA). This was not partisan politics. However, in 2016 CFBISD needed to ask voters for a tax increase to more adequately pay educators, provide transformative programs for students and remain financially sound. I became treasurer of the VoteYEScfb PAC supporting this nonpartisan measure. I have also campaigned for trustees (nonpartisan elections). I have walked Precinct 2809 & others, meeting voters during elections. I am a member of Coppell Republican Women's Club and serve an an election clerk
I would most like to increase voter information, engagement and turnout. My precinct's voting record in the general elections has been much higher than in the local (typically Spring) elections. Our voices and votes matter greatly in each election. But in elections for school board, city, county and state campaigns, our votes are vitally important because voter turnout has typically been lower. In order to increase voter turnout, I would enlist social media channels directed toward our precinct so voters could 'opt-in' and obtain relevant information to help them understand the issues, candidates and go to the polls adequately informed.
To me, increasing outreach to voters includes providing channels that make it easy for voters to become informed about candidates and positions. The voters I've met are more engaged with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor) than ever before. I have been reasonably active in social media and would deploy this tool to provide relevant & truthful information to voters. "Relevant & truthful" are essential qualifiers. In past campaigns I have uncovered 'half-truths' and 'untruths' of opponents. My sense is that voters are increasingly skeptical of candidates & are weary of the vitriol and personal attacks. We can have civil discourse and disagree with courtesy and respect. At least I believe we can.
For Precinct Chair, in addition to increasing voter engagement and turnout, I believe a pressing issue is the need for our political process and system to remain civil, respectful and truthful. I am very troubled when candidates misrepresent their positions/records, but I cannot do anything about other candidates' campaign tactics. For myself, I learned at an early age the importance of being well-informed, truthful and courteous. I have earned a reputation for credibility and high ethical standards. During my employment, I served as the company's expert witness in regulatory proceedings where credibility mattered greatly. I may disagree with others' positions, but I can be counted on to be truthful and polite.
Age 62
Education BSEE,MBA
Campaign Phone (214) 536-7550
Been Precinct chairman for almost a year. Involved in Trump campaign. Member of Coppell Republican Club, Rotary Club and Lions Club. Attended District Republican meetings.
Make sure as many real Republicans, not RINOs, vote as possible.
Build an email list. Canvass area for Republicans. Get out the vote!
We need to make sure conservative Republican Candidates win elections. People that stop wasting taxpayer money and act responsibly.