Steve Munesteri, Governor Abbott’s Senior Adviser, to Speak to HLRW

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September 14, 2021

Stephen Peter Munesteri, Senior adviser and Policy Director will speak to Llano on September 14, 2021 at the meeting of the Highland Lakes Republican Women.  Meeting will begin at noon at the Uplift Church Meeting Room, 301 TX Hwy 71, Llano, TX.  Public is invited to attend and reservations are required.

Munesteri (born December 25, 1957) is an American attorney who served as the chairman of the Republican Party of Texas from 2010 to 2015.  In 2017, he was appointed to the White House staff as Deputy Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Director of the Office of Public Liaison.

Munesteri was elected chairman at the state convention held in Dallas on June 13, 2010, when he unseated Cathie Adams, the wife of a Dallas chiropractor, who had held the position for only eight months.  He is the first challenger in modern Texas Republican history to defeat a sitting incumbent for the position of state chairman. Early in his political career, Munesteri served as state chairman of the Texas Chapter of Young Americans for Freedom and founded the Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) in 1980.

Munesteri stepped down as party chairman to join U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky as a senior advisor to Paul’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Beginning in 2017 Munesteri served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director for the Office of Public Liaison in Trump Administration.  He left the Trump Administration in 2019 to help run the 2020 re-election campaign of Texas Senator John Cornyn.

In December 2020 he joined the office of Texas Governor Abbott as Senior Adviser and Policy Director.

Seating is limited so please email to reserve a seat.  Attendance is free.  A meal will be catered by Gio’s.  Lunch is optional at a cost of $15 and must be reserved in advance.  If you want lunch, choose from Lasagna, Calzone or Ziti Dante.  Email reservations for seating to  If you desire a meal, state that in your email and include your choice of main dish.  Meal will be served at 11:45am and meeting will start promptly at 12 noon.