(a) If a county executive committee for a political party does not exist in a county in which the party is holding a primary election, the party shall establish a temporary county executive committee as provided by this section.
(b) The state executive committee or the state chair shall appoint a temporary county chair. If the state chair appoints a temporary county chair, the state executive committee at the next regular meeting of the committee shall ratify the appointment of the temporary county chair or appoint another person as temporary county chair. A favorable vote of a majority of the members of the committee voting is required for ratification or an appointment.
Terms Used In Texas Election Code 171.027
- Person: includes corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See Texas Government Code 311.005
- Primary election: means an election held by a political party under Chapter Texas Election Code 1.005
(c) The temporary county chair shall call, for the purpose of electing the other members of a temporary county executive committee, a meeting of the voters of the county who consider themselves to be aligned with the party. The voters present at the meeting shall elect the other members of the committee.
(d) The eligibility requirements for serving as a member of a temporary county executive committee are the same as those for serving as a member of a regularly constituted county executive committee except that affiliation with the political party is not required.
(e) A temporary county executive committee may exercise the authority and shall perform the duties of a regularly constituted county executive committee.
(f) A county executive committee for a county served by a temporary committee shall be elected at the general primary election. The temporary committee members serve until the elected members assume office.