Golden Corridor Republican Women selected their board members for the 2016 year. Judge Emily Miskel will again be serving on the board, in a new role as Literacy chair. She is so excited to being a part of this incredible, hardworking organization that is having so much impact in Collin County.
The meeting was hosted by U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert, who gave a humorous and informative talk about his efforts to pursue conservative change in Washington.
Texas first lady Cecilia Abbott hosted a delightful afternoon tea in Frisco. Many Collin County elected officials and organizations sponsored tables. Rep. Jeff Leach invited Judge Emily Miskel to be at his table, along with several other Golden Corridor Republican Women board members. The afternoon event was a fun and informal celebration of Abbott leadership.
Texas state representative Jeff Leach held his kickoff event in downtown Plano. The event was hosted by Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar and was attended by Judge Emily Miskel and many other Collin County elected officials.
The Collin County community gathered on October 23, 2015, to celebrate the investiture of Emily Miskel as judge of the 470th district court.
The Golden Corridor Republican Women newsletter published the following description of the event:
Many GCRW members braved monsoon rains to attend 470th District Court Judge Emily Miskel’s investiture ceremony on Friday October 23. Judge Jill Willis served as emcee of the ceremony, with Fifth District Court of Appeals Justice Ada Brown administering the oath of office. Other participants in the ceremony included Senator Van Taylor, State Representative Scott Sanford, Collin County Judge Keith Self, KoonsFuller Partner Rick Robertson, Judge Frances Harris, and State Representative Matt Shaheen. Jillian Miskel, Judge Miskel’s two-year-old daughter, led the audience in the most adorable pledge ever.
Congressman Sam Johnson appeared by video from Washington, D.C., and Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett appeared by video from Paris, France. The speeches were funny and the mood was light, and then Judge Miskel made us all cry through our laughter. During her heartfelt speech, Judge Miskel thanked all the GCRW women who have taken her under their wings and mentored her for several years. And how special to adjourn to the 470th courtroom for a warm and intimate reception!
The Collin County GOP 5th Annual Volunteer Luncheon was an impressive program. It was amazing to see so many clubs recognizing members and volunteers for their efforts. The awards were well-deserved by the hardworking volunteers who earned them.
A big thank-you to the Republican Women of North Collin County for hosting a great program on how to vet judicial candidates. Judge Miskel joined trial and appellate judges for a panel on how voters can evaluate judges. The program was educational and interactive.
The Golden Corridor Republican Women 25th Anniversary Luncheon was a wonderful event. About 500 people attended, including most of our elected officials. Suzanne Blackstone did a wonderful job heading up the planning. Chris Salcedo MC’ed the fast-moving program, which included words from Van Taylor, Sam Johnson, Dan Patrick, and Ken Paxton, among others. The women judges and commissioners also sang a fun song with Judge Jill Willis (ukelele) and Angela Paxton (guitar) accompanying.
Attended the CCCR meeting tonight. I really enjoyed the in-depth discussion of the upcoming proposed constitutional amendments and the local bond elections. I’m glad we have so many smart people keeping an eye on our county and providing educational commentary so that we can be informed voters!