About ART

"When A.R.T. started, being a Republican in Texas was pretty lonely work."

- John Armstrong


ART traces its roots back to 1974 when one hundred dedicated Republicans gathered in a motel near DFW airport to begin laying the groundwork for a remarkable comeback and a string of Republican victories.

ART's goal today remains focused on building the party from the grass roots up. Through its efforts, ART has helped Republicans in Texas see the largest Republican gains in the Texas Legislature’s history.

George Seay and Hector De Leon act as Co-Chairs of the ART Board of Directors. Their efforts to lead the over 50 Board Members from around the state have made a tremendous impact on Texas politics. Mr. Seay, a successful Dallas businessman who has been instrumental in introducing new people to national and state Republican efforts, helped his grandfather Bill Clements run for Governor of Texas. Hector De Leon is a pioneer of Texas Republican politics and has Chaired ART since 2005. Mr. De Leon is a name partner of De Leon & Washburn in Austin.

"The future for Texas Republicans is bright and ART will play a large role in shaping that path," said Mr. Seay. "ART is focused on winning competitive Texas House and Senate races and engaging with Hispanic voters," added Mr. De Leon.

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Board of Directors:

Hector De Leon, Austin
George Seay, Dallas
John Nau, Houston
Arcilia Acosta, Dallas
Roy Bailey, Dallas
Will Beecherl, Dallas
Eric Bing, Houston
Hon. Henry Bonilla, San Antonio/Washington DC
Dick Bowers, Corpus Christi
Robert Brown, El Paso
David Cabrales, Dallas
Scott Caven, Houston
Harlan Crow, Dallas
Hon. Ed Emmett, Houston
Dr. Fred Farias, McAllen
Todd Furniss, Dallas
Bill Giesenschlag, Burleson County
Bo Gilbert, San Antonio
Frank Guerra, San Antonio
Doug M. Hartman, Austin
Dr. Charles Heaton, Tyler
Tom Hicks, Dallas
Ned Holmes, Houston
Gaylord Hughey, Tyler
Woody Hunt, El Paso
Mark Hurley, Dallas
Dee Kelly, Jr., Fort Worth
Hon. Cyndi Krier, San Antonio
Hal Lambert, Ft. Worth
Victor Leal, Amarillo
Lisa Luby Ryan, Dallas
Michael Lunceford, Dallas
Dee Margo, El Paso
Lowry Mays, San Antonio
Red McCombs, San Antonio
Harriet Miers, Dallas
Kit Moncrief, Fort Worth
Ardon Moore, Fort Worth
Roxann Neumann, Houston
Morgan O'Connor, Victoria
Rolando Pablos, El Paso
Brenda Pejovich, Dallas
W.M. Quackenbush, Amarillo
Pat Robbins, Austin
Brooke Rollins, Fort Worth
Bob Rowling, Dallas
Orlando Salazar, Dallas
Connie Scott, Corpus Christi
Mike Scott, Corpus Christi
Nicholas Serafy, Brownsville
Ryan Sitton, Friendswood
John Steinmetz, Lubbock
Scott Turner, Addison
Ray Washburne, Dallas
Dr. Walter Wilkerson, Jr., Conroe

Emeritus Members of the Board:

James A. Leonard, Lakeway
Verne Philips, Austin