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Dr. Tim Westley, Republican Party of Texas Historian, Announced Run for Texas Land Commissioner.

Dr. Tim Westley  | Texas Land Commissioner Candidate 


Selma, TX, December 14, 2021—Dr. Tim Westley announced that he is seeking to become the next Texas Land Commissioner.  For the past 18 months, Westley served as Historian of the Republican Party of Texas, having been appointed by former Chairman Allen West. Following West’s departure to enter the Texas governor’s race, Dr. Westley continued as Historian and was reappointed by current Republican Party of Texas Chairman Matt Rinaldi.

Dr. Westley is not new to politics or the campaign trail.  He is a two-time Republican Party nominee for U.S. Congress (CD15TX), securing the nomination in 2016 and running unopposed in 2018.  Although votes fell short in this Democrat stronghold, Westley’s efforts helped awaken and inspire Republicans throughout the district, causing many to hope that it can be flipped and become part of Texas’ growing Conservative movement.

During his time as Historian, Dr. has written nearly a dozen articles on Texas Republican history, authored a book to help grow minority participation in the Republican Party, and served as keynote speaker for numerous Republican county rallies and other events throughout the state. 

On multiple occasions Dr. Westley has toured the border with U.S. Border Patrol Agents and attended meetings to see firsthand the challenges they face.  Thereafter, he documented the greatest immediate needs and submitted legislative ideas to his Congressman, Henry Cuellar. Those efforts and ideas led to the creation of 200 new jobs and a $10 appropriations bill for the agency’s work in securing our border.

Collectively, Dr. Westley’s knowledge and experience with border security, Veterans’ issues, public education enhancement, protection of monuments and history, and the Alamo’s defense, joined with his success with Party leadership and broad interactions with Texans throughout the state, combine as ideal preparation for his bid to become the next Texas Land Commissioner.  

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