About Us

The Williamson County Republican Leaders Organization advances the ideals of the Republican Party, and identifies and trains leaders for public and party service, particularly in Williamson County, Texas. It is the only Republican organization in Wilco with the ability to publicly endorse candidates. The organization meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Central Texas Harley Davidson in Round Rock, Texas.


 

Eric Stratton, Williamson County, TX

President Eric Stratton

Eric Stratton is the President of the Williamson County Republican Leaders Organization. He was one of the original founding members of WCRL in 2014 and was first elected to the Board of Directors as President-elect in November 2016. He has served as a delegate or alternate to Republican state conventions since 1994. He is also the current Parliamentarian of the Williamson County Republican Party and an elected Precinct Chairman.

Eric is a native Austinite with over 20 years’ experience in policy, program and operations management. He and his wife, Jennifer, and two children, Maddie and Jack, live in Avery Ranch in Austin. The first five years of his career, Eric worked with various Congressional and state legislative campaigns. Eric spent the next five years in Washington, DC with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, educating membership and Congress on complex energy and environmental policy issues.

After a life-altering event involving the health of his daughter, Eric was led to pursue a career in healthcare, became a Registered Nurse, and obtained his Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010, specializing in pediatrics and teaching. He returned to public policy in 2013 as Chief of Staff for a Republican freshman State Representative where he helped organize and execute the first Autism Awareness Day at the Texas Capitol.

Most recently, Eric spent five years with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, serving as Policy Analyst for the Senior Advisor to the Executive Commissioner and Clinical Policy Advisor in Medicaid. There he helped design, procure, implement, and operationalize STAR Kids, the legislatively mandated, multi-billion-dollar Medicaid managed care system for children and youth with special healthcare needs. Now Eric serves as the Chief Operating Officer for StratSpeak, a strategic communications and public speaking consulting firm.

Over the years, Eric has taken time for his community. He currently serves as Secretary of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors. He is an advisor on the Healthcare Workgroup for the Mayor’s Taskforce on Institutional Racism and Systemic Iniquities. He has served on the Austin Economic Prosperity Commission advising Council on construction and job creation. He was also elected Vice President of the Avery Ranch Home Owner’s Association Board. He also continues to be involved with the University of Texas Longhorn Alumni Band, and Texas Blazers, the honorary men’s service organization which he helped co-found. Eric is an active member of Hill Country Bible Church Lakeline, serving in Children and Youth Ministry.

President-Elect Bobby Seiferman

Bobby Seiferman grew up in South Texas and has lived in Williamson County for 30 years serving on many non profit boards and committees. He and Kathleen are proud parents of Grant, a former member of the Texas Army National Guard and now a senior engineering student at UTSA. He and his wife Brooke reside in San Antonio. Daughter Emily is currently a US Army paratrooper stationed at Fort Bragg. Bobby is the Corporate Partnership Manager for a local company.  He was elected to the Round Rock School Board, 2009-12, serving as RRISD Policy Committee Chairman for two years and 2011 TASB State Convention Delegate. He is Pct. 489 Chairman and a two time delegate to the Texas Republican State Convention. Bobby has an AAS in Criminal Justice from ACC, a BS in Advertising from UT Austin, and a Master of Public Administration from Texas State University, and a Utility Management Certificate from the National Rural Water Association.

Bobby Seiferman of Williamson County Republican Leaders
Jim Richardson, Past President of Williamson County Republican Leaders

Past President Jim Richardson

As a founding member of the Williamson County Republican Leaders, Jim has served on the board of directors since our inception in 2012. Jim has served WCRL as Administrative Vice-President (2012–2014), President Elect (2014–2016), President (2016 – 2018) and Past President (2018–present).  He ran for and was elected Precinct 287 Chairman in 2016 and 2018 and enjoys bringing the fight directly to the voters.

“I believe strongly that we must fight for our Christian values. We are being challenged like never before both locally and nationally. Throughout our history, Americans are called upon to defend our freedom and our way of life. Each of us MUST decide to get into this fight. We must leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren!”

Jim moved to the central Texas area in 1982. He has been employed by 3M Company for 37+ years as an Electrical Engineer and Project Manager.  He is married to Ann Richardson. They have 4 children and 2 grandchildren (a 3rd is due in May).

Vice President of Communications Christine Sederquist

Christine Sederquist has lived in Williamson County with her two children since June of 2010.  She is Place 4 on Leander City Council, serves as liaison to the City’s Arts Commission, and is a member of CAPCOG.  She has previously served on Texas Municipal League’s Resolutions Committee and chaired Leander’s Charter Review Commission.  In 2016, she was a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award Medal.

As VP of Communications, she handles WCRL’s website, email, and many of the facebook interactions.

Christine is the founder and principal of Exceptional Media LLC where she does search engine optimization and digital marketing.  She’s also a former professional organizer.  Her business and political experience, along with her upbringing as a Millennial Republican in California shape her worldview.

Christine is also an enormous book nerd and chocolate connoisseur.  Her personal hero is Abigail Adams and her dog is named Sgt. Pepper.

Christine Sederquist - Williamson County Republican Leaders Vice President of Communications
Ann Richardson, Vice President of Membership

Vice President of Membership Ann Richardson

Ann Richardson is one of the founding members of WCRL and has been very active since its inception. She joined the board as Secretary in 2013, serving through the end of 2018, when she was elected as Member Services Vice President.  She got involved in Texas Republican politics in 2010 when she and her husband, Jim Richardson, attended the county and state conventions for the first time.

Ann and Jim were married in 1997. Together they have one daughter and Jim has three children from his first marriage.  They have two grandchildren and a third due in May.

Ann is a published poet and enjoys working as an Elections Judge around the county. The family has three white cats at home.

Secretary Dora Figueroa

Bio coming soon

Walt Manly, Treasurer

Treasurer Walt Manly

Walt and his wife, Pam, were among the founding members of Williamson County Republican Leaders.

They have lived in Williamson County since 1989 and have 2 grown sons, Marc and Matthew.

Walt has owned his own healthcare practice management business, Laurel Mountain Research, LLC, since 1995.

He and Pam are active in their church and in Republican activities in Williamson County.