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 Sirloin Stockade in Round Rock, Texas.

President Edward Youmans

Edward Youmans is a proud resident of Round Rock along with his wife Elizabeth. Edward is a local business owner while continuing his 21-year career in the United States Air Force Reserves. Edward has served in vital roles such as an Assistant Inspector General, Basic Training Senior Drill Instructor/Superintendent, Electronic Warfare Team Chief, Air Traffic Controller, Avionics Craftsman, and Bomb Technician and achieving the rank of Senior Master Sergeant.

Edward proudly served as a State Delegate, Candidate Review Committee Chairman and the President-Elect for the Williamson County Republican Leaders and takes office January 1st 2021 as President to lead this organization for the next 2 years.

President Youmans graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in 2011 with a Master’s of Science in Aeronautics and Aerospace Safety Systems. Edward also garners 4 undergraduate degrees and is proud of his 2008 summa cum-laude distinction. He believes education is a life long journey and is always seeking to learn something new and loves to teach others.

Edward is dedicated to supporting the ideals, values, and hard work that continues to make Williamson County a terrific place to live, work, and play. This is accomplished through being a citizen of high moral character, being educated on local issues, and getting involved in your community. Edward leads by example; currently serving as an Ethics Commissioner for the City of Round Rock, Director of Corporate Fundraising for the Williamson County Symphony Orchestra, Ambassador & Council Member on Business Climate, Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure, and Talent Development for the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Round Rock Police Foundation and the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce.

We are the party of Hope, Growth, and Opportunity and humbly ask you take this journey with me.

President-Elect Dann Haskit

Dann Haskit is a lifelong conservative who actively supports local, state and national candidates who show ethical conduct and who support Christian Biblical values.  He holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Technology (M.Ed.) and was previously a public school Technology Coordinator and a Vocational Teacher.  Dann worked for a large technology (Fortune 100) company for 10 years in their Education Sales division before becoming a nationally certified Emergency Medical Technician and Medic while serving the public as a rural area ambulance staff member.  He has also served on the advisory board of a highly rated EMS Education program, connected with Texas State University in Round Rock, Texas.  Dann is currently a Private Investor and also works in the Aviation industry.  He is a 20+ year resident of Williamson County and is currently the Precinct 370 Chairman and a Volunteer at the Williamson County Republican Party Office in Georgetown.  Dann lives by the ethos of praying for others, paying kindness forward and leaving things better than you found them.  His favorite book is the Holy Bible and his favorite TV program is Gunsmoke.

Eric Stratton, Williamson County, TX

Past President Eric Stratton

Eric Stratton is the Past President of the Williamson County Republican Leaders. He was one of the original founding members of WCRL in 2014. He has served as a Precinct Chairman and Parliamentarian for the Williamson County GOP, as well as a delegate to multiple Republican state conventions.

Eric is the Chief Strategist and Co-founder of StratSpeak, LLC, a strategic and inter-personal communications consulting firm. He has over 20 years of strategic planning and corporate training experience. He has developed and presented training courses for a large national trade association as well as state government and healthcare contractors. Eric also has experience with strategic planning and policy development in the public and private sectors, including the Texas Legislature and multiple policy groups. Eric obtained his Masters’ of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin focusing on pediatrics and teaching. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority. In his spare time, you can also find Eric on a golf course with his son, Jack (13), dancing to tunes with his special needs daughter, Maddie (15), or watching the Chicago Bears with his wife, Jen, of 17 years.

Vice President of Communications Bob Cornelius

Bio coming soon.

Vice President of Membership Jeff Anderson

Jeff Anderson is married, has 4 children, and 6 grandchildren. Has lived in Leander since 1990 and in Round Rock for 2 years prior. He and his family are and have been members of Victory Baptist Church in Cedar Park for the past 25 years. Jeff currently is a small business owner, and a licensed real estate agent. Jeff is the Constable Elect for Precinct 2, and on January 1, 2021 will take office.

Jeff retired from the Travis County Sheriff’s Office after almost 29 years, and is retired from the US Air Force Reserves as a Senior Master Sergeant (E-8) after 27 years. During his tenure in Law Enforcement he attained a Master Peace Officers License and Master Jailers License. He graduated from Sam Houston States Leadership Command College – Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. He is a graduate of FBI – Law Enforcement Executive Development Organization. In the USAF Reserves he graduated from the US Air Force Senior Leadership Academy. He served as the President of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 912. He previously served on the Leander Economics Development Committee, and is currently a member of the Leander Ethics Committee. He is excited and looks forward to serving as the VP of Membership.

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 Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the McCombs School of Business at the University of
Texas at Austin and a Master’s in Health Care Administration from Trinity University. He has owned his
own healthcare practice management business, Laurel Mountain Research, LLC, since 1995.

He is an ardent fan of the Houston Astros and Division III football powerhouse, the University of Mary
Hardin-Baylor. He and Pam are active in their church and in Republican activities in Williamson County.