The Dallas County Republican Party will host Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal as the keynote speaker at the annual Reagan Day Dinner on Saturday, March 10. The event will be held at the Omni Hotel in Dallas beginning at 6 p.m. The dinner is the marquee event for the county GOP, which celebrates its 60th year in Dallas in 2012. This year also marks the 101st anniversary of the birth of President Ronald Reagan, who passed away in 2004 at the age of 93.
Gov. Jindal has been in office since 2008, when he became the first governor of Indian heritage in United States history. Before his election as governor, Jindal served in the U.S. House of Representatives, establishing himself as a prominent conservative voice within the Republican Party. His name was heavily mentioned as a possible Vice Presidential candidate in 2008, and he was a favorite to seek the GOP Presidential nomination in 2012 before removing his name from consideration over a year ago.
Among the United States Congressional members attending the event will be Rep. Jeb Hensarling (District 5), Rep. Pete Sessions (District 32), Rep. Sam Johnson (District 3), and Rep. Kenny Marchant (District 24).
Among the Texas State Congressional members scheduled to attend the event are Sen. John Carona (District 16), Sen. Bob Deuell (District 2), Rep. Cindy Burkett (District 101), Rep. Stefani Carter (District 102), Rep. Linda Harper-Brown (District 105), Rep. Rodney Anderson (District 106), Rep. Kenneth Sheets (District 107), Rep. Dan Branch (District 108), Rep. Angie Chen Button (District 112), Rep. Will Hartnett (District 114), and Rep. Jim Jackson (District 115). Stephen Munisteri, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, will be in attendance as well.
For more information on the Reagan Day Dinner event, vist the Dallas County Republican Party website at DallasGOP.org. Wade Emmert is the chairman of the Dallas County GOP.