Travis Co. Republican Party Chair Robert Morrow’s application to be a write-in presidential candidate has been accepted by the Secretary of State’s office. By filing for the office, Morrow is legally disqualified from holding his county chair position, which probably comes as a relief to party leadership at the local and state levels. Section 161.005, Election Code, provides that “a candidate for nomination or election to … an elective office of the federal, state or county government” is ineligible to serve as county party chair.

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