Robert Stovall

“I Realize the Swamp is the Problem”

Gilbert Garcia writes a column for the  San Antonio Express New (SAEN), the daily news monopoly in San Antonio.  Garcia often covers politics. He dedicated his article on January 25th to Robert Stovall’s candidacy for the seat of U.S. Representative Lamar Smith, long-time congressman representing Bexar County’s  District 21. Now, talk about a swamp! There are 22 candidates scrambling to win this choice seat in Washington – eighteen Republicans and four Democrats. Garcia quotes from Stovall’s video ad: “In the 30-second video, Stovall stands knee-deep in the middle of a swamp, wearing fishing waders and a white ‘Make America Great…


The Long And Winding Road to the Censure of Speaker Joe Straus

On July 10th, at a Republican Party of Bexar County Executive Committee meeting, Precinct Chair Mike O’Donnell stood up and made a motion for the assembly to adopt a resolution to replace the Speaker of the House for his “lack of support for the platform of the Republican Party of Texas”. At that meeting there was a quorum of members (minimum 25% of the body) and a majority who voted to adopt a resolution to replace the Speaker. As the news spread throughout Texas about Bexar County’s resolution, other counties quickly jumped on the bandwagon and passed their own resolutions…


Bexar County Party Elects New Conservative Republican Chair

The recent series of political earthquakes and aftershocks were felt again this past Monday (December 4th) night with the resignation of Bexar County Republican Party Chairman Robert Stovall and the election of Mark Dorazio to replace him.  With this change, a long era of establishment domination of the local party came to an end.  Mark Dorazio replaced Jeff Judson (me) on the State Republican Executive Committee in 2015 when I resigned from the SREC to run against Speaker Joe Straus.  Mark has long been involved in politics and state conventions, but with a worldview that places God and the Constitution…


Censure of Speaker Straus Temporarily Blocked by Bexar GOP Chair

At the evening meeting on Monday, October 9th of the Bexar County Republican Executive Committee, Chairman Robert Stovall and his parliamentarian, Ron Stinson,  successfully blocked a motion to Censure Speaker Joe Straus, but blatantly violated parliamentary rules in doing so. In a standing-room-only meeting that overwhelmed the capacity of the air conditioning system, 130 precinct chairs, a record attendance level, endured the heat for over two hours as Stovall ignored motions and points of order by voting members. Present were at least 86 precinct chairs who had committed to voting for the Straus Censure – the required 2/3 necessary to…


“Bexar County Executive Committee Meeting was like a Bad Dream”

What happened at the Bexar County Republican Executive Committee meeting this past Monday night was, according to one precinct chair, “like a bad dream”. While many members of the committee expected a lively debate and greater than normal attendance, which there was, what was not envisioned was what appeared to be a carefully orchestrated effort to stifle and obstruct any possibility that committee members would hear a resolution to censure Speaker Joe Straus and be able to vote. The widespread dissatisfaction of the attendees towards Chairman Robert Stovall’s questionable rulings  culminated in a raucous, confrontational atmosphere throughout most of the…


Bexar County Republican Party Revolt

The evening of September 26th in Alabama saw the political establishment – with all its powerful insiders and all their tens of millions of dollars – clash with the buzz saw of the American grassroots.  Judge Roy Moore convincingly trounced the better-funded and better-connected Luther Strange, because people are increasingly voting for serious reform in government.  Voters want political promises kept and our lawmaking bodies to start respecting both the Constitution and their hard-earned tax dollars. In San Antonio, a remarkably similar battle is playing out on the state battlefield, and the effective end of the Bexar GOP – as…


Vote of Confidence for the Governor, Opposition to Straus

Two weeks ago something momentous happened at the local Republican Party meeting in San Antonio. The Bexar County GOP county executive committee, mostly made up of the front line party activists known as precinct chairpersons, held a quarterly meeting when a member raised his hand to make a motion that the committee members pass a resolution to support Governor Greg Abbott’s agenda for the legislative special session with emphasis on the Texas Privacy Act (crudely labeled the “bathroom bill” by everyone in the media) and to replace the Republican Speaker of the House, Representative Joe Straus (R- District 121), due…