History of the Texas Latino GOP PAC

The Texas Latino GOP PAC is the organizing force of the conservative Latino community.

We are Latino Conservatives united to work together to increase Latino Representation on all levels of government, and:

  • To increase Latino political participation at a grass roots level
  • To increase our PAC Membership numbers to develop a strong outreach team
  • To increase GOP education efforts on the issues impacting Latino communities
  • To ensure that we produce viable Latino candidates and provide our support
  • To hold leaders accountable
  • To work together with our elected officials for proper representation
  • To facilitate grass roots party outreach to Latino Community


  • Orlando Sanchez, Founder
  • Michelle Gamboa, Executive Director
  • Chelseay Valenzuela, Assistant Executive Director Central Texas
  • Joel Castro, Assistant Executive Director Southeast Texas
  • V. Lance Tarrance, Jr., Chief Strategist & Pollster
  • Annette Edmonds, PAC Compliance Officer
  • Hector Longoria, Treasurer
  • Albert Cheng, Director




  • Featured post

    How the Hispanic Population in Texas is Changing

    by V. Lance Tarrance, Jr. December 4, 2019

    texas.jpgAs it is often said, “Change is inevitable” or, as others say, “Nothing ever stays the same”.

    The Hispanic population in Texas has shifted considerably since the last U.S. Census in 2010. A report by the PEW Research Center in advance of the next year’s Census (“In a Rising Number of U.S. Counties, Hispanic Americans are The Majority”, November 20, 2019; and, “Key Facts about How the U.S. Hispanic Population is Changing”, September 8, 2016) that took a look at the growth of the Hispanic population state by state and, since 2010, showed that several counties in Texas will catch your eye.

    For example, Andrews County had a Hispanic population in 2000 of 40.0%, but in the 2018 estimates, it now has a majority of the population as Hispanic (56.6%). Ector County, in West Texas, jumped from 42.4% Hispanic to a now majority of 61.3% of the total population; a +19% jump in just eight years.

    These population estimates by PEW in 2018, using US Census interim data, confirm that the ethnic population of Hispanics in Texas is now moving from minority status to majority status in many counties. Hispanics will be now a real force in Texas politics at the local level, as well as the state level.

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    Pew Survey Suggests That TLGOP Immigration Strategy is On Right Track

    immigration1.jpgA recent national survey by the Pew Research Center in Wash DC noted that a strong majority (67 %) of US citizens will support some sort of legal residency for illegal immigrants.

    Our own poll in August of this year found that Republicans in Texas (N=500) would support non-voting legal residency for:

    1. families who have lived in Texas for 7 years or more and
    2. who have no criminal offenses

    by 57% (with 23% for citizenship and another 17 % for neither)

    This national Pew poll shows that our " third way " approach by our PAC is going in the right direction and a new pathway for Republicans in 2020.

    Survey Results



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    Beyond the Wall: A Texas Alternative

    1. The Texas Latino GOP PAC released today a Texas poll conducted in 5 of the largest urban counties in Texas, among 500 Republican Primary voters, which was designed to test a new GOP approach for campaigning for the Hispanic vote in 2020 and to identify Democratic reform proposals that should be the top targets for Republicans to campaign against in 2020.

     In the spirit of Fiestas Patrias and Hispanic Heritage Month this poll identifies an independent theme for Republicans to campaign for the Hispanic vote in 2020. 

    This poll calls for a “Beyond the Wall” strategy for use by Republican candidates and it is based on giving legal status to undocumented immigrant families, who have lived lawfully in Texas, for 7 or more years. This “Family Stabilization Proposal” is not citizenship and, thus non-voting, but allows those illegal immigrant families to gain a legal residence in the United States that provides human dignity without any constraints or prejudices.  This new approach for the GOP widens the conversation, which in the recent past, was only a debate between building a wall on the border or amnesty for all those illegal immigrants who “cut in front of the line” and entered into the U.S.

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    Why become a Member of the Texas Latino GOP PAC?

    In 2016, there were 4.8 million eligible Latino voters in Texas, yet we are historically under-represented in the election process.

    The Texas Latino GOP PAC strives to change that, by encouraging conservative Latino voters to participate in the political process by volunteering and ultimately voting in local, state-wide and national elections. Your support helps make this happen.

    By becoming a member, you will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive TLGP events, network with like-minded individuals, join our leadership team, and make an impact in races all across Texas.

    Your support will spread our message to the grassroots, provide needed resources to emerging Latino candidates throughout the state of Texas, and provide a voice and platform for conservative Texas Latinos.

    Join us in shaping the future of our state today.

    Become A Member

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