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2012-05-31

Miss Lila helps set GOP platform

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Lila Ward of Lakehills, shown here with United States District 21 Rep. Lamar Smith, will represent Bandera County by serving on the prestigious Platform Committee during the Republican Party of Texas Convention, scheduled Thursday through Saturday, June 7.8 and 9, in Fort Worth.

She will represent Senatorial District 24 on the committee.

The GOP platform is determined after a the platform committee conducts preliminary deliberations and makes recommendations to the permanent Platform & Resolutions Committee.

The permanent Platform & Resolutions Committee receives these recommendations, as well as any resolutions filed with the convention secretary.

The committee also hears additional testimony, if offered. Their report will be distributed to delegates and approved on the second day of the convention.

"It is a great honor to have been selected to sit on the platform committee," Ward said.

She also serves as district director of SD 19 for the Texas Federation of Republican Women.

The Republican National Convention takes place in Tampa, Florida, in August.