Former RPT Chairman Steve Munisteri to Join Cornyn Re-Election Campaign as Senior Advisor

AUSTIN, TX – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced today former Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Steve Munisteri will be returning to Texas and joining his campaign for re-election as a Senior Advisor on February 9th. Munisteri will be working closely with John Jackson, who was announced last week as Campaign Manager, after successfully leading Governor Greg Abbott’s re-election bid last year.

“I am very pleased with the experienced team we are assembling, and the strong unity of our Party headed into this critical election cycle,” Senator Cornyn said today. “I gained a great deal of respect for Steve when he successfully led our Party to new heights as chairman of the RPT and have been proud to work with him in Washington as he’s served President Trump in the White House. I am excited to have him back in Texas to play a key role in our campaign as we continue to build-out a top-flight team for 2020.”

In his capacity, Munisteri will serve as the chief liaison to RPT and the 2020 Victory effort, as well as to conservative grassroots leaders like county GOP chairs and SREC members across Texas. A native of Houston and former practicing attorney, he served as chairman of the Republican Party of Texas from 2010 to 2015. Under Munisteri’s leadership, the Party fielded unprecedented Victory operations to elect Republican candidates and helped increase the number of GOP officeholders in the state by nearly 70 percent.  Munisteri received a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.

“It’s more important than ever that we have strong conservative leadership. Senator Cornyn will continue to stand up for Texas’ values in Washington. I am excited to return to my home state to help an indispensable voice for a stronger America continue to serve hardworking Texas families,” Munisteri continued.

In addition to the announcement of John Jackson as Campaign Manager last week, today’s announcement also comes on the heels of endorsements by Senator Ted Cruz and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick who called Cornyn a “a principled leader who has been a great U.S. senator for Texas.”