By Mark Archibald — Corsicana Daily Sun
January 10, 2020
Members of the Navarro County Republican Executive Committee heard from candidates in contested races at a regular meeting Tuesday January 7 at the group’s headquarters in Corsicana. Candidates for Navarro County Sheriff, County Commissioner Precinct 3, Constable Precinct 2, and District Attorney introduced themselves to those in attendance.
Sheriff Elmer Tanner received the endorsement of Texas Representative Cody Harris. “I’m honored to receive Harris’ support,” he said. “Cody understands and respects the job that we do.”
“Sheriff Tanner worked closely with me during the 86th Legislative session, making sure I understand how legislation would affect the people of Navarro County.” The Palestine Republican said, “without question, Elmer Tanner is the right man for the job.” Tanner will face David Foreman in the March 3 primary.
Those in attendance approved appointments of four Precinct Chairs who filed for office but faced no primary challenge. Precinct Chairs are instrumental helping the Republican Party get out the vote.
Republicans now have 23 of 30 Navarro County precincts filled. “It’s time to get out there and shake up our precincts,” said Bobby Vickery who was appointed to Precinct 404.
“It’s extremely important that we contact every Republican and make sure they get out to vote,” said Navarro County Republican Chairman Eric R. Meyers. “Nearly 1,000 people move to Texas every day; we need to make sure Texas stays red.”
Meyers also alerted party faithful about important upcoming dates in the “consequential 2020 election year.”
The last day to register to vote in the Texas primary is February 3. Anyone interested may now request a ballot by mail from the Navarro County Elections Administration Office. Any requests must be received by the Elections Office by February 21.
Early voting in-person for the primary election is from February 18 to 28 at the Navarro County Annex building, 601 N. 13th Street in Corsicana. The Texas primary will be March 3.
Navarro County residents will have several opportunities to hear from candidates in upcoming forums, and meet & greets.
The Conservative Society of Navarro County, in conjunction with the Navarro County Republican Women and the Republican Party of Navarro County, will host a federal (U.S. Senate) candidate meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday January 21 at Republican Party Headquarters, 111-B W. Third Avenue in Corsicana.
The Navarro County Republican Women will hold a candidate forum lunch at Republican Headquarters at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday January 28.
The Corsicana Opry / Silver Saddle Saloon will host the Republican Party of Navarro County Candidate Forum at 6:30 p.pm. Tuesday, February 11.
The group is finalizing its March 6 Reagan Day Dinner.
The group also voted to hold the Precinct Conventions at the Navarro County Courtroom on Saturday March 14. The County Convention will be held the following week on Saturday, March 21.
Republican delegates from each of Texas’ 254 counties will meet in Houston at the state convention the week of May 11-16. The Texas state convention is expected to be larger than the Republican National Convention gathering. The national convention will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina in August.
All other regular reports were adopted. The next meeting of the Navarro County Republican Executive Committee will be held at party headquarters on April 7.