VICTORIA, Texas – Victoria has a history of fostering local leaders seeking opportunities to make a difference in local politics. Thursday, two-dozen young advocates met at Double Dave’s Pizzaworks to form the Victoria County Young Republicans, a local chapter of the Texas Young Republican Federation.
Previously, a series of former Victoria County Young Republican leaders moved on to advanced roles within the GOP, including Victoria County Judge Ben Zeller, Republican Women Past President Amy Mundy and Victoria County GOP Chairman Michael Cloud. Since then, the YRs have sparked renewed interest in a group of local conservatives who have re-established the volunteer organization.
“It’s inspiring to see the number of young people who attended our very first meeting looking for ways to get involved,” said newly elected club President Keith Suarez.
The Victoria Young Republicans, derived of 18-40 year olds living in Victoria, aim to reach out to registered Republicans and provide them with better political knowledge and understanding of current political and local issues.
“With the chance to build this brand new club of young activists in Victoria, the founding group has the opportunity to really make waves in local politics and give back in a meaningful way,” added Michael Cloud, Victoria County GOP Chairman.
The group’s first meeting sought to establish a constitution, elect Board Members and encourage membership sign ups. Currently, the group has 19 active members and welcomes young people and associate members in high school or over 40 years of age interested in fundraising and raising awareness for political issues.
The club will meet the second Tuesday of each month. To learn more about joining the Victoria Young Republicans, ‘like’ Victoria Young Republicans on Facebook.