Liberty, TX – September 6, 2023

We were honored on Tuesday night to host our good friend Tim Hardin of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility at our quarterly meeting. His talk on the Texas property tax nightmare and the smoke and mirrors employed by politicians everywhere from Congress St. to Main St. highlighted one of many reasons why it’s important for our elected officials to be individuals of conviction and principle who are willing to forego being chummy with their colleagues and commit to doing the hard things we need them to do for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

Members of the Liberty County Republican Party have spent years working alongside grassroot conservatives all over the state to craft the principles and legislative priorities of the Republican Party of Texas. We take notice when our elected representatives ignore or flaunt the principles and priorities Liberty County voters believe in.

Last night, the Executive Committee of the Liberty County Republican Party, consisting of Republican precinct chairs from all around our county, took action. In accordance with Rule 44 of the Republican Party of Texas, we censured Texas House of Representatives Speaker Dade Phelan for his actions in opposition to the core principles and priorities of the Republican Party of Texas. Our Executive Committee also passed a resolution expressing support of Orange County’s censure of Speaker Dade Phelan.

Texas is a red state. It is not too much to ask that Republican elected officials actually govern according to republican principles and values. This censure of Speaker Phelan is simply us using the tools available to us to do our part in holding one of those elected officials responsible for their actions. And he won’t be the last.

You can find a copy of the resolutions on our website at

Wes Thomas          Tommy Brents
Chairman               Vice-Chairman

Liberty County Republican Party
1808 Sam Houston St #309
Liberty, TX 77575

Phone: (346) 800-4193