Just moments ago, I filed to be the next Chairman of the Harris County Republican Party. The process of coming to this decision has come after months of discussion about the future of our party and after years of leading in various capacities both at the local and national.
The time is now to prepare for 2018 and 2020 and beyond. Harris County Republicans need to win again. We need to stand for something, and we need to unify and communicate that to the people of Harris County. I hope you will join me in this effort.
YRNF Chairman Dennis Cook and I have written an op-ed this week looking at the overall economy in America. The Republican party is offering a full economic agenda, much of which is encompassed in the Better Way agenda. Dennis Cook and I are launching an effort in coordination with the YRNF to make sure people are hearing about our positive agenda.
Carmona calls on Young Republicans in particular who one day aspire to run for office. “Compelling causes is what we live about,” he said. “It’s not enough that we want to win, but to be worthy of winning. Leadership is when you embody the community you want to represent. Are you embodying the ideals of the people around you? Do you have skin in the game? Do you invest of your time? Are you becoming worthy of winning, not just for elections, but winning the hearts and minds of the people you promised to represent and bring to a brighter future to?”
“It doesn’t matter if you are a candidate or a block walker,” Carmona explained. “You are selling a brand, and it is upheld by servant leadership.”
The Young Dream Changers is just one example of an organization having a great and good impact on its community. Since the program began, many of the kids have completely cut ties with gang culture. In fact, the program has had to add more qualifiers for kids to stay involved or join. Now students need to maintain past commitments and add more community service so they can stay in the program.
Carmona encourages others to get involved in programs like the Young Dream Changers. “The takeaway for Republicans young or old: get involved, stay involved, to protect our communities and make sure we are again servant leaders,” he said.
Here is a tweet showing the final tally in my race to become National Co-Chairman on the Young Republican National Federation (YRNF). To the 393 that voted for me, thank you. To the people that voted for my opponent, I hope to earn your respect and future support. We have a great many things we can and will accomplish together.