Phillip Huffines


Real estate developer Phillip Huffines, brother of Sen. Don Huffines (R-Dallas), was overwhelmingly elected chair of the Dallas Co. Republican Party during a meeting of precinct chairs tonight. He received 120 votes (76%), well more than his two rivals.

Huffines’s victory ensures the chairmanship remains in the hands of the more conservative wing of the county party. He succeeds Mark Montgomery, a Tea Party activist who spent $26 on his successful campaign to oust incumbent chair Wade Emmert. Montgomery resigned abruptly after just two months as chair.

While campaigning for chair, Huffines pledged to right the party’s finances and unify the party to fend off Democrats in November. Following his victory, Phillip Huffines tweeted:

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