James Dickey has been re-elected chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.
On Friday, delegates to the Texas Republican Convention elected Dickey chairman for his first full term since being elected to fill the unexpired term of Amarilloan Tom Mechler in 2017. Dickey was facing a challenge from Frisco nurse Cindy Asche.
In an early morning vote, Dickey won a decisive majority, winning 22 of the Texas Senate Districts to 9 for Asche. However, because Asche received more than three districts, the vote went on to the full convention. At the convention, after debate on a nomination report, Dickey and Asche both delivered speeches to the convention floor. Following the speeches, Dickey won 65 percent of the voting delegates to Asche's 35 percent.
Dickey will now serve as executive committeeman for a term set to end in 2020.