Welcome to official website for the Republican Party of Taylor County, Texas! Taylor County includes Abilene, Tuscola, Buffalo Gap, Merkel, Tye, and Lawn. Abilene is the hub for party activities in Taylor County. We would like to encourage all citizens to be more involved in local politics, so please check out some of the opportunities on our Upcoming Events page. 

Convention Information!
 Due to the extreme emergency protocols created by the Coronavirus, the Taylor County Republican Party “County/Senate District Convention” previously scheduled for Saturday, March 21 has been cancelled.
However, SD 24 and SD 28 will hold seperate conventions. Details below.

Senate District 24 Convention Information

In order to keep everyone safe, we are altering our usual method of an in-person convention gathering. 

We are offering two options for submitting your name as a Delegate, as well as your Resolutions, to the Texas State GOP Convention to be held in Houston, Texas, July 16-18, 2020.

Option 1: Fill out and Submit a Delegate Form and/or a Resolution Form  (This option is virtual and doesn't require you to be present at the SD 24 Convention) 

Option 2: We will hold a drive up convention on Saturday, June 13th from 9:00 to 9:30 at the Wylie High School Performing Arts Center parking lot. You will be able to drive up, and drop off your information sheet to be a Delegate (name, cell phone, email address, mailing address), as well as any Resolutions you wish to submit (name, cell phone, email address, precinct number, Subject of Resolution, the issue your Resolution addresses, and the Resolution).

Please get your convention business done early through the use of these forms. 

No Delegate/Alternate names or Resolutions will be accepted after 9:30 a.m. on June 13th, as the vote will be taken and the Convention adjourned at that time.

A vote to send these items to the state will be taken at the June 13th drive up Convention, and the meeting will be adjourned at 9:30 a.m. Winston Ohlhausen, Taylor County GOP Chairman will be available to assist you in the drive and drop option from 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Senate District 28 Convention Information

WHEN:  Saturday June 6, 8:30A – noon

WHERE:  Whitten Inn: Conference Room 172 , @ 1625 TX Hwy 351, Abilene TX 79601

WHO:  Participants must have voted in the March 2020 Republican Primary or sign an oath of affiliation with the Republican Party of Texas

WHY:  The purposes of the convention is to

 a.   For Precincts 101,107, and 201-207 to meet and elect Delegates to the Republican Taylor County Republican SD28 Convention

b.     Discuss and vote on proposed resolutions to the State Republican Platform Committee

c.    Immediately following the Precinct Conventions will be the election of Delegates to the Republican State Convention July 16-18 in Houston,TX

d.    Other business as needed

Contact: Doug Offermann Temporary Convention Chair  Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    or Phone :  325-660-0770


The Texas Republican Party “State Convention” has been rescheduled for July 13-18 at the same location in Houston.


Our Mission Statement

We are committed to advancing: limited government, lower taxes, less spending, and individual liberty. Our specific goals are to grow the Republican Party by reaching new voters, advancing the Texas Party Platform, which is grounded in conservative principles, and keeping Texas prosperous and free. 

Conservative Principles
The Republican philosophy is a true reflection of traditional Texas values. It is these values, core Republican principles, that will sustain Texas into the future and continue to make our State strong, prosperous, and proud.

Strong Families
Families intent on giving their children the hope of a better tomorrow, the promise of a safe and secure today, and an appreciation and respect of yesterday.
Principled, Innovative Leadership
Principled leaders with an understanding of Texas’ heritage and a clear vision for Texas’ future. Leadership that is unwavering in the face of criticism, steadfast when confronted with adversity, and committed to building a better state.
Limited Government
A government that promotes policies to unlock individual potential and unleash economic growth. Government that does not try to be all things to all people.

Honest Compassion
A society assisting those in need rather than a government trying to solve every problem by just throwing more money at it.

Opportunity for All
The opportunity to chart one’s own course, start a business, chase a dream, or build a life regardless of gender, race, or religion.

Quality Education
An educational system that prepares children for tomorrow’s workplace regardless of race, wealth or geographical location. Education is the bedrock of freedom and the gateway to opportunity.

Personal Responsibility
Individuals taking personal responsibility for their own actions and a criminal justice system based on this idea. With freedom comes responsibility.

Freedom that is God given, affirmed by our Founding Fathers, articulated in the Declaration of Independence, and protected by the Constitution.

Rugged Individualism
The entrepreneurial spirit of the individual that continues to solidify Texas as a world economic power.