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2019 BOARD OF OFFICERS

President: Marco A. Roberts
Vice-President: Jay Milton
Secretary: Ashley Sobota
Treasurer: Jimmy Pappadatos
Public Relations Director: Leslie May
Membership Director: Douglas Markham
Social & Fundraising Director: Herman McElyea

PAST PRESIDENTS

2014-2016 – Antoine B. Taylor
2012-2014 – Michael Baker
2010-2012 – Chris Busby

 

HISTORY

Log Cabin Republicans is the nation’s original and largest organization representing gay conservatives and allies who support fairness, freedom, and equality for all Americans. Log Cabin Republicans has state and local chapters nationwide, full-time staff in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee, and state political action committees.

Log Cabin Republicans of Houston strives to be an advocate for legal and political equality for all Houstonians, regardless of sexual orientation or status, under the framework of the Republican principles of limited government, individual liberty, and personal responsibility. A portion of this work involves helping equality minded Republicans to achieve political office within the greater Houston area, and reaching out to the GLBT individuals with shared values; and demonstrating that a person's sexual orientation or identity does not limit them from supporting the best of Republican ideals. Through these shared goals and activities we build a community where all Republicans, gay or straight, transgender or not, have opportunities in which to discuss issues of mutual interest.

 

 Texas

Within Texas there are four Log Cabin Republicans chapters: San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, and Houston. Each chapter meets monthly in their respective cities, and at least once a year all the chapters meet and work together to build a stronger more consistently principled and liberty-minded Republican Party. 

 

 Houston

The Houston chapter was started in 2010. The organization includes GLBT and allied Republicans, including numerous local elected judges and state legislators, supportive of a big tent GOP. Houston LCR members have been active in assisting in the election campaigns of our endorsed candidates, such as those of Sarah Davis for state rep for HD 134, and Houston mayoral candidate Bill King.  Our annual fundraising galas have featured as keynote speakers in recent years Bill King, Harris County Judge Ed Emmet, and U.S. Congressman Ted Poe.  In 2017 legislative year, Houston LCR provided two thirds of the Texas LCR lobby team at the Texas state capitol, and spearheaded a formal alliance at the state level with the Republican Liberty Caucus of Texas and the Texas Young Republicans Federation.  At the 2018 Texas GOP State Convention, the Houston chapter led a successful effort, with the support and aid of other Republican allies and fellow LCR chapters across the state,  to change the official party platform, removing all blanket condemnations of people simply for being gay.  As a result of that success, the Houston chapter and the LCR Texas Board were recognized by the national organization of Log Cabin Republicans with an award a their annual Spirit of Lincoln Dinner held in Washington, D.C. in October.

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