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Remembering Taffy Goldsmith

Remembering Taffy Goldsmith

Tribute to a Legacy Taffy Goldsmith, TFRW Past President 2004-05 It is with great sadness that I share with you the passing of TFRW Past President Taffy Goldsmith. Taffy leaves behind a legacy of service that made an indelible impression on Texas politics. Her participation began with Senator John Tower’s bid for election. She was the Committeewoman from Texas for the Young Republicans and was singled out as Outstanding Young Republican Woman for her efforts. Taffy was well known in Dallas County politics, having served as Precinct...
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TFRW Woman of Distinction – July 2020

TFRW Woman of Distinction – July 2020

Toni Anne Dashiell is our TFRW Woman of Distinction for July 2020. Toni Anne Dashiell, our TFRW Woman of Distinction for July 2020, has been active in politics, grassroots advocacy, and leadership training for more than 50 years. She is a leader among leaders, who was awarded the 2009 Ronald Reagan Leadership Award by the National Federation of Republican Women for her distinctive performance as president of the Texas Federation of Republican Women. She is an empowering personality who added women...
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TFRW Woman of Distinction – June 2020

TFRW Woman of Distinction – June 2020

Teresa Spears is our TFRW Woman of Distinction for June 2020. It is our honor to present to you Teresa Spears as this month’s TFRW Woman of Distinction. Teresa has spent more than thirty-five years of hands on experience in Texas politics and government, including numerous conservative candidates, elected officials and causes.   She became committed to making a difference at an early age after she won a citizenship contest and represented the state of Arkansas in Washington DC in her early...
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TFRW Woman of Distinction – May 2020

TFRW Woman of Distinction – May 2020

Dixie Clem is our TFRW Woman of Distinction for May 2020. Dixie Clem has been honored with the title of “Queen Mother” of the Collin County Republican Party, and beginning in 1969 when she became executive director of the party, she truly was, and even today remains a very active participant in all things keeping Collin County and Texas Red! Dixie Clem was born in Booneville, Arkansas, where she grew up and attended school.  She met her husband, Emmitt, when they were...
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TFRW Woman of Distinction – February 2020

TFRW Woman of Distinction – February 2020

Jody Rushton is our TFRW Woman of Distinction for February 2020. Jody Rushton was born in McAllen, Texas, and she and her husband have lived all over the country. She says that “everywhere they moved her priorities were to find a church, a school, and a Republican Women’s club…not necessarily in that order!” After volunteering on her first campaign for Reagan/Bush in 1984, she has been involved in too many campaigns to name, at all levels, both as a leader and as...
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TFRW Woman of Distinction – January 2020

TFRW Woman of Distinction – January 2020

Kit Whitehill is the founder and current president of the Coppell Republican Women and is the current TFRW First Vice-President. Kit has also served as the TFRW Community Engagement Chair and as the 2017 Convention Chair.  Kit is also a Dallas County Republican Party precinct chairman and served as the Party Secretary for 5 years.  She was recently appointed by Governor Abbott to serve on the Texas Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority.  Kit was a delegate to the 2019 NFRW Convention and...
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