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Welcome to the official website of the Ellis County Republican Women (ECRW). ECRW meets on the third Tuesday starting in January through November at 7:00 p.m. at the Ellis County Republican Party Headquarters, 609 Water St., Waxahachie, Texas. Please take the opportunity to browse our website and contact us if we can provide you with additional information about our organization. You can learn about important political issues through the speakers at our monthly meetings. We hope that you will use this website to learn more about ECRW and to keep informed of our activities and current events. You are also welcome to visit us during our meetings.
Retired Navy Submarine vet Charlie Garza to Speak at ECRW
Born in poverty to a migrant farm worker, the youngest of eighteen children, Carlos "Charles" Garza lost his father to leukemia at only seven years old today you would describe this gentleman with Spanish as his first language, not as the poor boy from Harlingen, but as a respected twenty-year veteran of the Navy's elite submarine service, a former member of the State Board of Education (SBOE), and former Chairman of he University Interscholastic League (UIL). As an administrator and teacher he has served as an Assistant Superintendent Principal, Assistant Principal at elementary, middle and high school.
He was nominated to serve as the Under Secretary of Homeland Security Management Commissioner of Education for the Bush Administration and nominated to serve as the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Committee.
His 113 months of total operational submarine service spanned a time frame that saw significant changes in mission requirements spawned by advances in technology and the threat. His duty assignments included serving as a personnel officer on two nuclear submarines, training officer, public affairs officer, Force top Secret Control. Officer, Casualty Assistant Calls Officer and executive assistant to the White House, members of Congress, several Admirals, and Chiefs of Staff. His operational assignments were served on board USS FRANCIS SCOTT KEY (SBN 657) (GOLD); the commissioning crew of the USS TENNESSEE (SSBN 734); the USS GREENEVILLE (SSN 772); USS WIL ROGERS (SSNB 659) (GOLD); and the USS ULYSSES S. GRANT (SBN 631) (GOLD).
Garza's academic resume is also extensive, including a B. S. From Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL, a M.S. from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA as well as post graduate school at the George Washington University and the University of Texas at El Paso. He distinguished himself by being selected to National Dean's List, the President's List, the Dean's List, National who's who among Student's, Phi Theta Kappa, Texas Junior college Student Government President, Talent Roster of Outstanding Minority Students and as debate team President.
Garza is married, lives in Cedar Hill, is currently a candidate for State Representative District 101, and is in high demand as a Conservative political speaker.
Garza's program will be presented to the Ellis County Republican Women at 7L00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Woodman of the World Building, 610 Water Street, Waxahachie, TX.
Light Refreshments served and Visitors Welcome!