Ain’t No Party Like a Girls State Party: Party Officials Elected

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2014_feds_revisedBecause the Girls State program is entirely non-partisan, citizens operate with mock political parties. They elect precinct, county and state party officials and write their own party platform. The National and Federal parties convened June 17, 2014 to pick their state party officials.

State Federal Party officials are Chair Taylor Perry, Vice-Chair Rebecca Griffith, House Whip Lauren Gilman and Senate Whip Audrey Jones.

State National Party Officials are Chair Mary Floriani, Vice-Chair Sarah Tobin, House Whip Hannah Boring and Senate Whip Claire Weber.2014_nats_revised

For a complete list of party officials, including county and precinct chairwomen, please download the 2014 edition of The Bluebonnet, the official newsletter of the Bluebonnet Girls State program.

State Officials Elected

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Raus, Fitzpatrick, Lewis, Stanley, Huerta, Davis, Mangiameli, Janke, Kasemsri
Raus, Fitzpatrick, Lewis, Stanley, Huerta, Davis, Mangiameli, Janke, Kasemsri

The Federal Party carried the state election by winning 5 out of 9 officials against the National Party. The Constitutional Amendment mandating annual sessions also passed this evening. Officials will be sworn into office tomorrow.

The State officials are:

Governor: Madison Huerta

Lieutenant Governor: Tala Raus

Attorney General: Jacq Kasemsri

Comptroller: Maya Fitzpatrick

Commissioner, General Land Office: Abigail Davis

Commissioner of Agriculture: Jordan Janke

Railroad Commissioner: Kayti Stanley

Judge- Court of Criminal Appeals: Chloe Lewis

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Dejanara Mangiameli

State and County Nominees Chosen

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Citizens heard all of their party’s candidates for both county and statewide offices Wednesday afternoon.  Then citizens got their chance to vote for their choice for nominee to battle it out Thursday in the general election.  The full day was capped by election results following some displays of outstanding citizen talent and a few fun staff songs.

Party Officials Elected

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2012 Federal Party State Officials
2012 National Party State Officials

Because the Girls State program is entirely non-partisan, citizens operate with mock political parties. They elect precinct, county and state party officials and write their own party platform. The National and Federal parties convened June 12, 2012 to pick their state party officials. State Federal Party officials are Chair Whitney Carpenter, Vice-Chair Shelby Embrey, House Whip Nichole Festa, Senate Whip Ellen Amoakoah. State

 

National Party Officials are Chair Becky Becktold, Vice-Chair Parrie Hartley, House Whip Joi Stevens, Senate Whip Dhruti Gupaluni. For a complete list of party officials, including county and precinct chairwomen, please download the 2012 edition of The Bluebonnet, the official newsletter of the Bluebonnet Girls State program.

State Officials Elected

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On Thursday, June 16th, National Party candidate Keni Sabath was elected 2011 Bluebonnet Girls State Governor. Tia Watson was elected Lieutenant Governor.  Other winners were Irene Cofie, Attorney General; Stephanie Bossert, Comptroller of Public Accounts; Hailey Stevenson, Commissioner of General Land; Fallon Boenig, Agricultural Commissioner; Aanchal Saraf, Railroad Commissioner; Anna Rigby, Presiding Judge of Court of Criminal Appeals; Casey Jo Knapp, Chief Justice of Supreme Court. Citizens also approved a constitutional amendment that establishes annual legislative sessions.

These officials will be sworn in at an inauguration ceremony at the State Capitol in Austin Friday, where they will also participate in a legislative session.

Primary Elections

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Yesterday was PARTY DAY, and Girls State was a sea of red and blue as citizens sported their party’s color. Last night all the citizens and staff stood inside an outline of the shape of Texas, and our photographers, Robert Anschutz and Terry Duff, took a picture!  Citizens can purchase this “Big Texas” picture for only $16. Now that the parties have established their platforms, the Nationalists and Federalists will choose their candidates for county and state offices. Citizens will hear lots of candidates’ speeches today, and the state primary results will be announced tonight, following some displays of citizen talent. Tomorrow is the general election, so the Nat and Fed candidates will vie for each county and state office.