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About Us

Central Texas RW is a grassroots group that works for and promotes Republican ideas and values. We do this by working with Republican Party nominees, being informed politically, and promoting the effectiveness of women in government.
    Central Texas RW is proud to be part of the Texas Federation of Republican Women (TFRW) and the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW). We are also registered with the Texas Ethics Commission.
     Central Texas RW is committed to fostering loyalty to the Republican Party and promoting its principles and candidates in all elections, including non-partisan elections. 
To support the objectives and policies of the Republican, National, State, and County Committees, to work for the election of the Republican Party’s nominees, and to maintain our status as an autonomous volunteer organization. To promote an informed electorate through political education and activity. To increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government through active participation in all elections, including non-partisan elections.

Established in 1964.......


Janet Brown
2023-2024 President


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     Central Texas Republican Woman-PAC is known simply as “CTRW" or Central Texas RW.”  Central Texas RW is an active Political Action Committee. We are proud to have consistently achieved the highest level of recognition from the Texas Federation of Republican Women - the Diamond Achievement Club Award. 


Chartered in 1964, we are members of the Texas Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women.  We support the objectives and policies of the Republican National, State, and County Executive Committees and work to elect the Republican Party’s nominees.


     We meet on the third Monday of each month, except the summer months of June and July, at The Harris Community Center, 401 N. Alexander Street, Belton, Texas. Luncheon Registration & Networking is at 11:00 am, and the Meeting begins at 11:30 am.  Dinner events kick off with check-in & Networking at 6:00 pm, and the Meeting starts at 6:30 pm.

RSVP is required for all functions so that we can accommodate you.

The location for our Fundraising Events varies. 

Please check the current CTRW Newsletter or calendar for updates.   


     All Republicans are cordially invited to join us.  We have many excellent program speakers planned for this year and welcome your attendance at our luncheons, dinners, and special events.  We aim to allow you to meet as many of our elected officials as possible and speak with them personally. We want you to be informed and part of the political process.


Our History
Chartered in 1964

OUR HISTORY......Central Texas Republican Women was chartered in 1964 and became a PAC in 1991. “Inspiring Women” for over 60 years, members of CTRW have dedicated their time and efforts to make a difference in Bell County to promote the ideals of the Republican Party and elect Republicans to office.


   CTRW became diligent in educating the electorate and supporting Republican candidates. They worked endlessly to support Republican Headquarters financially, register voters, and organize primary voting.  These pioneers set the groundwork for Bell County and helped generate the strong “RED” County we have today. Tense Tumlinson, First President of CTRW, and many other dedicated women were instrumental in creating our legacy.  Nancy Boston, Wilma Butler, Kitty Pope, Pat Wilson, Nancy Mayer, Jean Gosney, Wanda Slye, Kathy Ruiz, Zenia Warren, and many more have led the way for us to build a strong, active Republican organization and encouraged us to carry on our effectiveness in the cause of good government.


     Our Logo was designed and adopted under Past President Yolanda Cortez-Mares with the acronym “HER” … Help Elect Republicans!  We’ve proudly done that, contributing countless hours over the years.  We remain true to our objectives:  education, participation, and loyalty to the Republican Party.  We are all instrumental in carrying on this legacy.  We’ve won numerous awards and have been recognized by both TFRW and NFRW for our accomplishments.  But more importantly, our Elected officials know who we are and know we are there for them! Stand Proud! Stand United!


      We celebrated our 60th Anniversary Celebration on February 17, 2023, at the Central Texas Home Builders Association Hall in Harker Heights. We look forward to many more years of service in Bell County and across Texas. Join us!


Central Texas Republican Women

Honorable Presidents

1964, 1966, 1967, 1968                     Tense Tumlinson

1965                                                     Mrs. C.F. Hanson

1969, 1970, 1971                                Katherine Johanns

1972, 1973, 1976, 1977                     Gloria Ribbeck

1974, 1975                                          Barbara Walsh

1978, 1979, 1980                               Sally Sudlow

1981, 1982                                          Joanna Moore

1983, 1984                                          Nancy Boston

1985, 1986                                          Paula Steed

1987, 1988                                          Evelyn Berg

1989, 1990                                         Otha Taylor

1991, 1992, 1995, 2003, 2006         Jean Gosney

1993, 1994                                         Wilma Lewis

1996, 1997                                         Pat Wilson

1998, 1999                                         Nita Cleveland

2000                                                   Marie Martch

2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008      Nancy Mayer

2007, 2011                                         Yolanda Cortes-Mares

2009, 2010                                        Shirley Stephenson

2012                                                    Debbie Sheffield

2013                                                    Gina Parker

2014, 2015                                         Zenia Warren

2016, 2017                                         Kathy Ruiz

2018                                                   Susan Parker

2019, 2020, 2021, 2022                  Zenia Warren

2023, 2024                                       Janet Brown

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