Marble Falls entrepreneur enters race for Republican party chair
October 03, 2013, 7:30 pm by Emily Zendt
Small business owner and entrepreneur Donna Holland Wilcox announced Thursday she will run for Republican Party Chair of Burnet County.
The party’s current chair is Linda Rogers, who was appointed as chairman in 2005 and has since been elected to four two-year terms. Rogershas not yet announced if she will seek reelection.
Candidates can file for office from Nov. 9 to Dec. 9.
Wilcox has more than 20 years of experience in business development, marketing and entrepreneurial management in both the public and private sectors and is a sixth generation resident of Burnet County.
"Our state and national political environment has never been more competitive for Republicans. Burnet County Republicans must run on all cylinders, too,” she said. "In order to do this the leadership and operations of the Burnet County Republican Party must take a new direction.”
Wilcox is the co-founder and principal of Holland Rich Marketing & Event Strategy, a full-service event planning and strategic marketing firm and also has worked as director of economic development for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. Currently, she serves on the Circuit of the Americas F1 Host Committee, Serve Who Serve Advisory Board, and the First Baptist Church of Marble Falls Stewardship Committee. She has been commended by Gov. Rick Perry for her involvement in the 15th World Congress Information Technology 2006 in Austin.
Her vision for the party and the chairmanship encompasses a keen focus on the reorganization and re-branding of the organization to address operational and ethical concerns, particularly in terms of accessibility and transparency.
"Decisions are being made in a vacuum,” she said. "I am
running to restore transparency and inclusiveness in the Republican Party of
Burnet County. Too many citizens that are invested in our community have been
cut off from the information and resources provided by this office at a time
when they need them most.”
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