Local politicos head to nationals

Staff Report


Hays County will be well represented at the Democratic and Republican national conventions later this month.

The Republican Convention is being held July 18-21 in Cleveland, OH, while the Democratic Convention follows one week later in Philadelphia July 25-28.

Representing the Republicans is Brian McAuliffe of San Marcos. McAuliffe is a certified financial planner who volunteers with Human Love and Chastity, and as a juggler at Dell Children’s Hospital. He had served as an alternate to the national convention in 2004 and a delegate in 2008. McAuliffe has been politically involved as an organizer, precinct chair, and an advisor for Donna Campbell’s Congressional and State Senate campaigns.

For the Democrats, four Hays Countians will be heading to Philadelphia.

Rose Brooks, 82, who has gone to numerous national conventions and has been a Precinct Chair for 40 years, is on the Standing Credentials Committee. She is from San Marcos. She graduated in 1958 from Houston Tillotson College with a degree in Business with a minor in Social Work.

Victor Boylan, of San Marcos, is a Delegate at Large and works with the Texas College Democrats.

Kathryn Garza of Kyle is a District Delegate and representing the younger voters. Both of her parents, Ruben Garza and Jacqueline Cullom, were involved in politics. Garza received a BA in Government from the University of Texas Austin in May 2015. She worked as district director for State Rep. Celia Israel during the 84th legislative session and is currently working for State Senator Royce West.

Savanna McDonald of Kyle is a Pledged Elected Party Official. She works as a manager in healthcare in the Hays County area. McDonald received her degree in clinical lab science from Texas State University and is also a precinct chair and Democratic Elector for Senate District 21.

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