Tom Mechler to be featured speaker at HCRW meeting

Hutchinson County Republican Women would like to Welcome the Texas Republican Party Treasurer Tom Mechler to our scheduled meeting on January 12 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held at Dake’s Restaurant in Borger. All citizens interested in hearing about the direction our State will be taking and about the field of candidates for statewide office in the upcoming elections are cordially invited to attend and hear this talented and charismatic speaker. Dinner will be served.Tom Mechler has been politically involved for over twenty-five years. He was appointed Treasurer of the Republican Party of Texas by Chairman Steve Munisteri in September 2010, a position he currently holds. He previously served as a county Republican Chairman for a combined period of twelve years at three different locations and served on the State Republican Executive Committee representing District 28 from 2002 – 2006. He thought he had retired from Republican Party politics after this period only to be encouraged to run for State Chairman in 2009 which he agreed to do leading up to the 2010 State Convention.Tom was also appointed to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice by Governor Perry in November 2005 and was reappointed in February 2011. He was elected Board Secretary in May 2008 and has been serving as the Board’s Vice-Chairman since in June 2009. He along with eight other volunteers oversee an agency responsible for operating 111 prisons in Texas which includes a $3 billion per year operating budget and forty thousand employees.Dinner is $15 per person. RSVP on or before Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, to Joyce Shirley at 857-3947 or Charlotte Martin at 273-8363.