Jul 15, 2021
The Texas Republican Party now has a strong successor to Allen West as chairman of the party. Former State Representative Matt Rinaldi is taking on the mantle of state chair as West is now running to challenge Governor Greg Abbott in the gubernatorial primaries.
West previously announced his resignation in early June, which prompted a special meeting of the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) to be held on July 11. In that meeting, party leaders voted in favor of Rinaldi to assume the role as the Texas Republican Party leader.