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2016 OFFICERS

ROSS OWEN
PRESIDENT
MARGARET LOPEZ
VP PROGRAMS
JOHNNY LOPEZ
VP/ MEMBERSHIP
DON VAN SLYKE
VP/ COMMUNICATIONS
TED COLE

VP/ LEGISLATION
BECA DELOACH
TREASURER
SCOTT GAITHER
SECRETARY


Ross Owen, President

Ross Owen is a near lifetime resident of Irving having only resided outside the City limits during part of the 90’s and early 2000’s. He and his wife Dorothy celebrated their 41st anniversary this past November and are the proud parents of three sons, Evan, Edward and Alan Owen.

He is a graduate of Irving High School and has managed residential and commercial property for the past thirty years. Among his hobbies are playing music, building and flying airplanes, watching old movies and reading science books (fiction and non-fiction).

Ross was Republican election judge in precinct 4620 in the 1984 general election. In 2012 he was elected precinct chair of 4620 and was a delegate to the Dallas County SD9 convention. In 2014 Ross was elected by the SD9 members of the Dallas County Republican Party Executive Committee to Chair the 2014 Dallas County SD9 District convention. That same year he was appointed to Chair State Senate District 9 at the 2014 State Convention by the Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.


Margaret Lopez, VP Programs

Bio to come

 

 



Johnny Lopez, VP Membership

Bio to come

 

 





Ted Cole, VP/Legislation

Bio to come.

 

 

 

 




Don Van Slyke, VP Communications

Don Van Slyke is a native of Dallas (Oak Cliff) and is†married to Mary Sue Van Slyke (Irving) with one daughter. He graduated from W.H. Adamson H.S. in Oak Cliff, the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A in Math and from the University of Texas at Arlington with a M.A. in Computer Science.

Don serves on Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Henry Holmes Breakfast forum communications, the Irving City Senior Services Advisory Committee, and ran for Irving City Council at-large Place 8 in 2009.

He is a member of several groups at Irving Bible Church. Don is a Vietnam Vet who served in United States Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the Field Artillery group. He is retired from IBM where he was in county-government branch systems support, health-industry marketing/development, and business partner Americas sales.

Don is a fan of the Beatles, Kirk Franklin, and Kari Jobe music. He is currently doing Math TAKS tutoring, education/political statistics and computer consulting. Don has been an Irving education activist for over 20 years. For fun, he likes to work on Republican politics, do Math tutoring, and go on evangelism trips to Russia.

Don has been a state delegate or alternate to the Republican Party of Texas Convention many times from 1988 to 2010 and was first alternate from this district to the Republican National Convention of 1996 in San Diego. Don has worked on many local Republican campaigns, is a former Precinct Chair for 4631, and is past Legislative Chair and VP of programs for the Greater Irving Republican Club.


Becca DeLoach, Treasurer

Bio to come

 

 




Scott Gaither, Secretary