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Hidalgo County
Texas

Hidalgo County Political Parties

Democratic Party chairs in Hidalgo County (incomplete!): J. C. Looney, 1932-40 — J. C. Looney, 1954-68 — Morris Atlas, 1968-80 — Dolly L. Elizondo, as of 2013

Republican Party chairs in Hidalgo County (incomplete!): Javier Villalobos, as of 2013


Hidalgo County Delegates
to National Party Conventions

Democratic National Conventions:
   1924, New York: Dan Huffor
   1928, Houston: Mrs. A. Y. Baker — W. R. Montgomery
   1940, Chicago: Rogers Kelley — John H. Shary — D. F. Strickland
   1944, Chicago: John H. Shary — W. D. Woodroof
   1948, Philadelphia: Rogers Kelley — Mrs. John Shary — Bill Woodruff
   1952, Chicago: W. R. Montgomery — Mrs. Lee D. Rowe
   1956, Chicago: R. P. Guerra — Joe M. Kilgore — J. C. Looney
   1960, Los Angeles: J. C. Looney
   1964, Atlantic City: E. 'Kika' de la Garza — Jim Griffin — J. C. Looney
   1968, Chicago: J. C. Looney
   1972, Miami Beach: Morris Atlas — Ramiro Guerra
   1980, New York: Ramon Garcia — Enedina Garza — Esther F. Rodriguez
   1996, Chicago: Marie Elda Chapa Sinder — Florestella V. Chavez — John F. Cuellar — Ramon Garcia — Sandra Denise Garcia — Roberto Gutierrez — Rubén Hinojosa — William Leo — Yolanda G. Vega
   2000, Los Angeles: Rubén Hinojosa — William Leo
   2004, Boston: Lydia Caballero — Ramon Garcia — Sandra Denise Garcia — Jaime Gonzalez — Rubén Hinojosa — William Leo — Juan J. Maldonado — Mary Alice Palacios — Aaron Peña, Jr. — Miguel Wise
   2008, Denver: Ruby De LaGarza — Gabriel Gonzalez — Jaime A. Gonzalez, Jr. — Juan J. Maldonado — Aaron Peña, Jr. — Lydia D. Peña — Alexia A. Solis
Republican National Conventions:
   1924, Cleveland: Houston Jones
   1928, Kansas City: Houston Jones
   1940, Philadelphia: Beatrice D. Frase
   1944, Chicago: Robert N. Clarke
   1948, Philadelphia: Robert N. Clarke — Helen Sargeant
   1952, Chicago: W. B. Braden — Samuel L. Oakleaf
   1956, San Francisco: Mrs. Paul Armstrong — H. Raymond Mills
   1960, Chicago: Robert F. Barnes — Tom Hart — Claudine Van Renesse
   1988, New Orleans: Beth Brady — Othal Brand — Sam Reed — Tom Wingate
   2004, New York: Tom Haughey — Hollis Rutledge
   2008, St. Paul: Dorothy Egger — Fred Farias III — Tom Haughey — Stephine Lacey — Hollis Rutledge — Shere Vassberg — Javier Villalobos — Jack Wolfe
   2012, Tampa: Cynthia Bebon — Janice McConaha

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