NEWS RELEASE                                            CONTACT: Headquarters 936-441-5621

February 21, 2007                                                               fax 936-539-5858


United States Senator John Cornyn will be the featured speaker at a lunchtime fundraiser sponsored by the Montgomery County Republican Party on Saturday, March 31st at the Marriott Waterway Hotel in The Woodlands. Proceeds from the event will benefit the County Party. Texas State Attorney General Greg Abbott will also be present to introduce the Senator. Major contributors will be invited to attend a private reception in the hotel with Senator Cornyn and Attorney General Abbott from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. preceding the speech and lunch.


Senator Cornyn was first elected to the United States Senate in 2002 and previously served as a State District Judge in Bexar County, as a Justice of the State Supreme Court and as Attorney General. He is a 1973 graduate of Trinity University and a 1977 graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law. He received a Master of Law from the University of Virginia in 1995. His Committee assignments include the Armed Services, Judiciary and Budget Committees.


 Attorney General Abbott became the State’s 50th Attorney General in 2002. Prior to 2002, he served as a State District Judge in Harris County and as a Justice of the State Supreme Court from 1996 to 2001. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Austin and his law degree from Vanderbilt University in 1984.


“We are honored to have Senator Cornyn and Attorney General Abbott visit Montgomery County on behalf of the County Party”, County Republican Chairman, Wally Wilkerson said. “They recognize the importance of a strong, well financed County Party organization.”


The public is invited to attend. For further information, please contact the County Chairman at 936-756-3052 or Party Executive Assistant, Melinda Fredricks, at 936-441-5621.