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Southwestern Senior Elected State Chair Of College Republicans

Southwestern senior Margaret Ritzert has been elected State Chair of the Texas Federation of College Republicans, the governing body of Texas’ 32 chapters of College Republicans.

This organization is an affiliate of the College Republican National Committee (CRNC) and the Republican Party of Texas (RPT).

Ritzert will lead new initiatives and set new goals for the Texas College Republicans during the year and facilitate the implementation of the RPT’s and CRNC’s overall plans. This year’s primary focus will be fundraising and federation development.

To combat lagging membership and enthusiasm in a non-election year, Ritzert says, “I plan to implement new programs for women and minority outreach, conduct leadership training and continue community service among other things.”

Additionally, she is in the process of appointing a board of directors for the year including an executive director, chief of staff and directors of communications, fundraising and marketing.

In the wake of the last presidential election, much has been made of the Republicans’ growing grassroots efforts. Ritzert notes, “The College Republicans are these grassroots. We were the ones out knocking on doors and walking blocks eight hours a day, making phone calls, etc. So I’m really looking forward to contributing to the continued growth and strengthening of College Republicans, especially in preparation for the next gubernatorial and mid-term Congressional elections.”