Kingwood Area Republican Women were honored to have two outstanding speakers for their 
August 27 meeting. Our first speaker was David Zapata, Hispanic Engagement Director, who
was hired by Republican Party Chairman Steve Munisteri. The Texas GOP has increased its 
Latino recruitments efforts by hiring Zapata as its minority outreach coordinator. Additionally, 
the GOP also conducted outreach to increase the number of Hispanic delegates to their 
convention (700 out of 9,000 delegates to the state convention in Fort Worth were of Latino 
descent). Four of the 24 new members of the State Republican Executive Committee are 
Hispanic. 
Zapata said the primary victory of Ted Cruz, who went on to become the first Hispanic senator 
from Texas, is a great recruiting tool. He is young, energetic and enthusiastic. His victory 
speaks well to the direction of the party. He outlined numerous ways in which KARW could 
continue to recruit Hispanics. He stated that 40% of Hispanics are conservatives, 36% are 
moderates and 18% are liberals.
Paul Simpson, Harris Country GOP Chair was the second speaker. He stressed the importance 
of reform to restore independence and integrity to the Republican Party, to build long term 
infrastructure and party building and to use resources efficiently (money, staff, volunteers, 
supplies to benefit all). Simpson stressed the importance of the conservatives to get involved in 
block walking, community events and working in the neighborhoods across Harris County. He 
announced that a satellite Republican office will be opening and is located at 20699 West Lake 
Houston Parkway, Suite M, Kingwood, Texas 77346. He asked for volunteers to assist in the 
office which will remain open until after the elections in November. The headquarters will be 
used to coordinate Republican activities in Kingwood such as block walking, phone banking and 
answering questions.

Kingwood Area Republican Women were honored to have two outstanding speakers for their 
Aug. 27 meeting. The first speaker was David Zapata, Hispanic Engagement Director, who
was hired by Republican Party Chairman Steve Munisteri. The Texas GOP has increased its 
Latino recruitments efforts by hiring Zapata as its minority outreach coordinator. Additionally, 
the GOP also conducted outreach to increase the number of Hispanic delegates to their 
convention (700 out of 9,000 delegates to the state convention in Fort Worth were of Latino 
descent). Four of the 24 new members of the State Republican Executive Committee are 
Hispanic. 
Zapata said the primary victory of Ted Cruz, who went on to become the first Hispanic senator 
from Texas, is a great recruiting tool. He is young, energetic and enthusiastic. His victory 
speaks well to the direction of the party. He outlined numerous ways in which KARW could 
continue to recruit Hispanics. He stated that 40% of Hispanics are conservatives, 36% are 
moderates and 18% are liberals.
Paul Simpson, Harris Country GOP Chair was the second speaker. He stressed the importance 
of reform to restore independence and integrity to the Republican Party, to build long term 
infrastructure and party building and to use resources efficiently (money, staff, volunteers, 
supplies to benefit all). Simpson stressed the importance of the conservatives to get involved in 
block walking, community events and working in the neighborhoods across Harris County. He 
announced that a satellite Republican office will be opening and is located at 20699 West Lake 
Houston Parkway, Suite M, Kingwood, Texas 77346. He asked for volunteers to assist in the 
office which will remain open until after the elections in November. The headquarters will be 
used to coordinate Republican activities in Kingwood such as block walking, phone banking and 
answering questions.

 

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