TFRW Woman of Distinction – January 2019
Dianne Edmondson is a newly elected Denton County Commissioner! She is also TFRW’s District Director SD12 and an active officer of TFRW Affiliate Texas Strong Republican Women. We are SO proud to call Dianne one of our own and to recognize her as TFRW’s Woman of Distinction for January 2019!
Dianne has been an active Republican for more than four decades, serving as various Republican club offices. precinct chairman, and chair of the county party from 2002 – 2016 as Denton County’s longest serving GOP Chair. She has helped to train other county chairs for TFRW and RPT seminars, As a Board member for the Texas Republican County Chair Association, she represented the TRCCA at the SREC, helping with several RPT committees.
Moving to Denton County in 1988, Dianne became a member and eventually president of the Denton Republican Women’s Club, then a TFRW club. Prior to becoming a TFRW District Director, she was continuously a member of various TFRW clubs including Frisco Area RW, Golden Corridor and Ladies of Liberty and was honored at TFRW Tribute to Women by her TFRW club in both 1990 and 2000. She was a Patron and delegate to the TFRW State convention in 2014. She was appointed SD 12 District Director in 2016 and helped start four RW clubs,(another one coming this fall,) simultaneously propping up another SD 12 club and serving as Lone Star Council’s Membership Chair and her home club’s Awards Chair.
Dianne was a delegate to every Republican state convention since 1988, and was elected as a RPT National delegate or alternate in 2000, 2012 and 2016. She was part of the Bush Strike Force in 2004 forming coalitions in Colorado. She was selected three times between 1995 and 2010 to attend RPT Women’s Leadership Seminars.
Her community credentials include founding the State/Local Relations Committee as a member of the Denton Chamber of Commerce Board, Foundation Board for North Central Texas College (Corinth), Leadership Denton graduate and Alum of the Year.
Married for more than 50 years, Dianne has two grown children and seven grandchildren.
Always eager to help elect conservatives to public office, Dianne was a professional campaign consultant prior to becoming the DCRP Chair. She’s also an articulate advocate for conservative issues and has spoken across the country on pro-family issues. She helped to organize pro-family activists nationally as well, starting groups in Minnesota, Oklahoma and Texas.
Dianne began writing for the Oklahoma City Times while attending Northeast High School and has also worked as a reporter or editor for several other newspapers. She currently edits the Denton County Republican Party’s online magazine which can be read at www.dentongop.org.
Her career also included more than 20 years as a recruiter, owning and operating a niche-market search and contract staffing firm with world-wide clients.