ACRP CEC Censures Chairman Vaughn



Atascosa County Republican Party (ACRP) Chairman Wayne S. Vaughn addresses the ACRP County Executive Council regarding the charges against him during the Nov. 1 special called meeting at the Atascosa County Courthouse. All members of the CEC were Republican Party precinct chairs. REBECCA PESQUEDA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Atascosa County Republican Party (ACRP) Chairman Wayne S. Vaughn addresses the ACRP County Executive Council regarding the charges against him during the Nov. 1 special called meeting at the Atascosa County Courthouse. All members of the CEC were Republican Party precinct chairs. REBECCA PESQUEDA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

In a special called meeting of the Atascosa County Republican Party (ACRP) County Executive Committee (CEC) Monday night, a Resolution of Censure was passed unanimously in the case of Chairman Wayne S. Vaughn. ACRP Secretary Caroline George explained that a Censure is a formal, public group condemnation of an individual, often a group member, whose actions run counter to the group’s acceptable standards for individual behavior.

Vaughn refuted every charge against him with what he stated was evidence.

“Censure from a group that cannot follow its own bylaws cannot remove me from office,” stated Atascosa County Republican Chair Wayne Vaughn. “At worst, since I was elected by the voters of Atascosa County, only the State Republican Party can order my removal. Since I refuted every charge contained in the document, this would appear as a vindictive effort by a few select individuals who oppose my efforts to expand outreach and inclusion to all of Atascosa County. My concern, going forward, will be what impact this will have on our candidates in this upcoming political election cycle.”

Atascosa County Republican Party Secretary Caroline George reads out the Resolution of Censure with Robert Duncan overlooking the verbiage.

Atascosa County Republican Party Secretary Caroline George reads out the Resolution of Censure with Robert Duncan overlooking the verbiage.

A censure does not remove a member from their office, so they retain their title, stature and power to vote, therefore, Vaughn can remain the ACRP Chairman. However, after the passing of the Resolution of Censure, George called for Vaughn to immediately step down from his role as Chairman of the Atascosa County Republican Party and requested that he publicly apologize to the ACRP CEC for disgracing the ACRP by allegedly lying to the public and the County Executive Committee members. Vaughn refused to step down.

Present and voting on the censure was Larry Bartek, Chris Brauchle, Gaylan Bryan, Patrick Doty, Edward Elmer, Jody Elrod, Caroline George, Marian P. Knowlton, Michael Martinez, Renae McDaniel, Pamela Bomar Schuchart, William Schuchman and Patrice Wassing.

The call to action came from the collective opinion of the ACRP CEC that Chairman Vaughn has allegedly committed actions that are worthy of official sanction for dereliction in the execution of his responsibilities in office by: a. Failing to comply with the ACRP Bylaws. b. By committing documented instances of sufficient egregious conduct that caused the ACRP to be subject to disgrace.

Accusations against Chairman Vaughn include the failure to facilitate the appointment of a Vice Chairman and entering into an arrangement with the Atascosa County Democrat Party to host an event as a representative of the Atascosa County Republican Party. The event is a Feast of Atascosa County Thanksgiving Dinner cohosted by the Democrat County Chair and Republic County Chair which offers free meals on Thanksgiving Day to the community.

The Atascosa County Republic Facebook page has a live recording of the meeting to censure Chairman Vaughan.

Wayne Vaughn was elected as the Chairman of the Atascosa County Republican Party in March 2020 when he beat opponent, David Emery, in the Primary Election 2,617 to 1,605 votes.

One response to “ACRP CEC Censures Chairman Vaughn”

  1. Dixie Davis says:

    OMG!!!! How AWFUL!!!! Democrats and Republicans come together to host a Thanksgiving celebration to show gratitude to/for ALL Americans!
    Seriously, they’re censuring him for this???? So is the ACRP stating that it wants to keep the country divided and at one another’s throats, instead of coming together and doing good for all of the community, recognizing our shared interest in what’s best for our country, even though we may have different views of how to achieve it?

    Maybe if we came together as Americans and worked together on things we agree on (like celebrating Thanksgiving) we could get a lot more done for the people of the U.S., instead of the cock fights that we have now.

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