Guest Editorialist Charles Shirley: Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman Christ needs to provide transparency to voters

Guest Editorialist Charles Shirley: Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman Christ needs to provide transparency to voters
Image: Charles Shirley with some of his family members.
Charles Shirley, Guest Editorialist to The Golden Hammer
The attorney Eric Opiela opinion letter, that Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman Bryan Christ has been waving around, states at least twice that there cannot be two meetings called for the same organization at the same time and Opiela cites Robert’s Rules (“RONR”) 8:2(1) to support that fact. It is obviously based on common sense and not just RONR.
Of course, Opiela omits from his opinion letter the fact that Christ is the Chair of the County Republican Party, and Christ is the one who approved two meetings at the same time and same place for the same organization, a blatant violation of RONR 8:2(1).
Christ should provide transparency to the voters in Montgomery County and tell us who paid the Austin-based Opiela for his one-sided opinion and who exactly Opiela represents, because he does not seem to be looking out for voters or the County Republican Party.
The amazing part of this is that the Freedom Caucus (“FC”) members have called for another meeting, on August 13th, to move forward with party business AND Christ’s followers, in response to our call for a meeting, have called for a meeting at the exact time and date.
Christ is violating a basic premise of RONR, which has been pointed out to him in person, by FC members, and in writing by Opiela.  He says he wants to follow the Republican principle of following the rule of law, but continuing to schedule dueling meetings for the same time and date is not following RONR or the rule of law.
Scheduling opposing meetings at the same time and date is only sowing chaos and division, in direct opposition to the unity Christ said he was going to bring to the job.
Charles Shirley of Spring is the elected Treasurer of the Montgomery County Republican Party. He is a merchant banker and financial planner who works for Aidan Capital Management in Spring. He also holds a law degree from Washburn University School of Law.

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