Election Results -New Beginning for Everyone!

All Candidates from HLRW’s List of Republican Candidates, won their offices, except one. Lesli Fitzpatrick, former Republican Candidate for Justice, 3rd Court of Appeals, Place 4, did not win her office.

“This race is the beginning and not the end.”

Lesli Fitzpatrick

Lesli Fitzpatrick (center) seen here with newly elected 2023 Officers, President-Pat Richards (left) and Vice President- Jessica McRee-Grabert (right).

We were blessed to have Lesli join us for HLRW’s Annual Meeting Tuesday, November 15th. We were fascinated with her enthusiasm as she shared her thoughts and feelings about the election results. She shares those feelings here for you as well.

 Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope.” This race did just that for me and I hope for you. I received over half a million votes. Over 80 percent of Llano County registered voters cast their votes for Republicans. I have a base to prepare for next time. You are my base. We won on Election Day. My opponent beat me by 56K with early votes out of Travis County. Only Travis County and Hays County voted for my opponent. All the other twenty plus counties in the 3rd COA District voted for me. We out raised my George Soros, Travis County Assistant DA opponent. Thank you so much for your club’s very generous financial support. We spent it wisely. As an unknown Candidate, I outperformed the incumbent Justices who were on the ballot in 2018 and 2020. There was nothing else we could do to win this race. Thank you all for working so hard on my behalf. I am sorry we did not win. God is not done with me or you. Please keep the faith!”

Lesli Fitzpatrick

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HLRW’s Veterans Day Lunch & Celebration -What a Blessing!

Thank you, Sichan Siv, for your heartfelt presentation. It was moving! Thank you, Quilts of Valor, for the many wonderful homemade quilts you presented to our Veterans. It was touching! Thank you, Llano Junior High School Band students, for your patriotic music. It was inspiring! Thank you to the lovely HLRW Members and volunteers who helped make this a very special occasion! We can’t do this without you! -And most importantly, thank you Veterans for your sacrifice, your bravery, and the example you set for us all! We hope you had a blessed day.

More Veterans Day pictures coming soon!

Veteran Day Lunch & Celebration -Honoring Veterans and Their Families Friday, November 11th, 10:30am (Kuykendall Event Center, 220 W Ranch Road 152, Llano, TX)

Featuring: SICHAN SIV

Sichan Siv, international best-selling author of “Golden Bones:  An Extraordinary Journey from Hell to Cambodia to a New Life in America”

Golden Bones

While the United States battled the Communists of North Vietnam in the 1960s and ’70s, the neighboring country of Cambodia was attacked from within by dictator Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge imprisoned, enslaved, and murdered the educated and intellectual members of the population, resulting in the harrowing “killing fields”–rice paddies where the harvest yielded nothing but millions of skulls.

Young Sichan Siv–a target since he was a university graduate–was told by his mother to run and “never give up hope!” Captured and put to work in a slave labor camp, Siv knew it was only a matter of time before he would be worked to death–or killed. With a daring escape from a logging truck and a desperate run for freedom through the jungle, including falling into a dreaded pungi pit, Siv finally came upon a colorfully dressed farmer who said, “Welcome to Thailand.”

He spent months teaching English in a refugee camp in Thailand while regaining his strength, eventually Siv was allowed entry into the United States. Upon his arrival in the U.S., Siv kept striving. Eventually rising to become a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Siv returned with great trepidation to the killing fields of Cambodia in 1992 as a senior representative of the U.S. government. It was an emotionally overwhelming visit.

Do I Vote on Everything on the Ballot? What is on the Ballot?

Yes, you should vote on everything on the ballot. Research the issues and candidates ahead of time. This way you come as an educated and prepared voter!

If the idea of researching online seems overwhelming, you are right! It can be. However, it does not have to be.

HLRW wants you to know there are many resources that can help you become informed.

Click here for one such resource that has sample ballots, voting information, candidate evaluations and more.

(Click picture above)

Bring with You to the Polls:

  • An acceptable form of photo ID. For voters between the ages of 18-69, the IDs cannot be expired for more than 4 years. For voters aged over 70, any of the above valid ID’s can be expired for more than 4 years!
  • List of Republican Candidates. HLRW has provided an important list of Republican Candidates to vote for (see below). Print this handy list out and take it with you to the polls. Yes, it is permissible! And be sure you do not leave any candidate unchecked!


Each year, Highland Lakes Republican Women put on a free lunch for local Veterans to thank them for their service.  This takes place on November 11, Veteran’s Day

As we are aging women, we could use help from some young, strong volunteers.  You will help with set-up and take down of tables and chairs for Veteran’s Day at Kuykendall Event Center, in Llano, TX.

You can volunteer for either set up or take down duty or both!

We will set up on Thursday, November 10 at 3PM.  Take down will be on Friday, November 11 also at 3.  Entire job should take no longer than one hour.

You will be able to use this activity toward your HLRW Scholarship application, too!

To volunteer, email scholarships@hlrw.com.  Specify what day(s) you will work.

Thank you, Ginger Shilts

Thanks to all who attended the “Sound the Alarm, 911!” Fundraiser.

A special thanks to these businesses and individuals who donated items for the Silent Auction:

Highland Lakes Watercraft

Mamma Chef’s Bakery

Kingsland Health & Fitness

La Tequila Jalisco

Lighthouse Country Club

Reflections Day Spa & Salon

Ginger Shilts

Thank you HLRW Members for all your hard work in preparing for this event! The cakes you baked for the Dessert Auction were amazing!


We have less than a week left to tell Biden not to change the definition of “sex”! For the past 55 days activists have been bombarding the Biden administration with comments defying his radical, incoherent gender ideology.

Over 50,000 comments have been submitted and over 20% of those comments have been Heritage Action activists.

This is a fantastic number and it gives us the momentum we need to keep pressuring the administration to repeal this rule.

Keep going! We have limited time before this rule takes effect. Tell Biden to stop, HERE!

Share this link and spread the word. We need to bring the HEAT!

Thank you for your participation.

Janae Stracke
Director of Grassroots
Heritage Action for America


Hi Everyone,

Just forwarding information from Mary Heffernan on a Poll Watcher Training opportunity and thought you might want to pass it along to your precinct chairs and election workers. The ZOOM training option may appeal to some folks in your county. The ZOOM session is limited to 99 people. Anyone interested will need to RSVP. -PAT RICHARDS


SREC SD24 Committeewoman

Begin forwarded message:

From: Mary Heffernan <mpheffernan837@yahoo.com>


Dear TFRW / TX Republican Grassroots:

With the November 2022 Election right around the corner, we need YOUR participation and leadership in being the front line volunteers at our polling locations!  Without well trained poll watchers and election workers in place at every single level of the election process, we open up our counties to SERIOUS vulnerabilities.  It is urgent we get a system in place NOW to be ready for the 2024 presidential election! 

  We are offering Poll Watcher training to all our grassroots volunteers and this training addresses four basic objectives in being a poll watcher-

  1. Poll Watcher Readiness
  2. Locations one can serve including Central Count, Signature Verification Committee, Early Voting Ballot Board and all polling locations during Early Voting and Election Day.
  3. Required documents and what to have ready on your assigned day.
  4. Escalation Process–Information about Protect the Vote Hotline and Reporting System.

We have completed two In PersonTrainings and have one ZOOM call remaining for you to sign up and attend. This is limited to up to 99 people. PLEASE RSVP in advance of September 1-2022 and we will forward the ZOOM link to you.

Lucy Trainor, RPT Regional Election Integrity Director, will be leading the ZOOM training session.This is timely as Poll Watchers must recertify with the SOS office beginning September 1-2022 for the November election. In addition, Lucy will share additonal trainings available for in person training too.

Remote ZOOM Training CALL for up to 99 people on/MUST RSVP:

09-01-2022 @ 9:30 – 11 AM – via ZOOM Online (using phone,Ipad, or PC)

Please rsvp to mpheffernan837@yahoo.com to join this Poll Watchers ZOOM Training, and the details needed to log into the ZOOM call will be provided to you. 

Please act on this today- help election integrity as a Poll Watcher!

Thank you to NWARW, Lucy Trainor, Josh Goldman, and Linda Durnin, in helping to faciltiate this ZOOM opportunity to grassroots volunteers in TX!

Mary Heffernan

SD14 TFRW District Director/ TFRW AT-Large Board Member

TCRP Precinct Chair

Travis County Election Worker/Judge


You Are Invited! HLRW Social – “Left, Right, Center – Have You Lost Your Beans?”

For Members, guests, and those interested in HLRW

Kingsland Public Library, 125 West Polk Street, Kingsland, TX 78639

Come join us for light refreshments, fellowship, and fun.  Engaging opportunities include:

  • hearing all about Llano County’s latest happenings.
  • getting reacquainted with members.
  • meeting HLRW newest members.
  • and having a great time playing Left, Right, and Center!

RSVP below to join us for this or any monthly meeting or special event.

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Note from Pat

Hello Llano County Republican Women! 

    As we wrap up our summer break, we are having a few get togethers. We have experienced a good attendance at our other summer functions and gained new members and am looking forward to getting to know you all better.  

Next week we will be having a last summer fling with 2 game days- one to be held be at the new and improved Llano Library meeting room on August 9th Tuesday at noon to 1:30 and the following week on Thursday the 18th at the Kingsland library from 6:30-8 pm

This has been a difficult year with a not to pleasant beginning, but we have seen growth in areas we never thought possible. I am reminded of the scripture “a house divided cannot stand” so ladies we need to unify and come together for a common goal of not only electing Republican candidates but informing our friends, neighbors, and family about how to make their voice heard thru education, good articles, flash legislation updates, and understanding what bills mean. As an election judge for several years the comments I hear the most are “what does this mean, and I don’t know any of these people.” 

This is our goal to make informed voters in our county. We must garner our talents to be effective in our county. Will you join us in this venture? Even if you only have a limited amount of time just sharing articles or videos can help on Facebook, Trump Social or next door. 

We have an awesome PR person, Jessica Grabert, who will help any of us with any media questions and teach us how to network with each other so we can grow and show this county how we stand together in this fight.  Thank you, Annette Sandoval, for getting us 100 pocket constitutions from Hillsdale College. Who would like to do the same? 

Please consider coming and having a good time and getting to meet fellow fighters for freedom! If we don’t make a difference in Llano who will? 

With gratitude and humility, 

Pat Richards 


Finance Committee Meeting


Highland Lakes Republican Women
Finance Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 27, 10:00am 
Location:  FUEL in Llano
We will discuss the budget for the remainder of 2022 and choose candidates to recommend to the membership for campaign donations. All members are welcome to join in the discussion.

Please RSVP to Ginger if you plan to attend the meeting.  Her email is nanasquilts70@gmail.com.  If you prefer, call or text Ginger at 325-248-3129.   Thanks!