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Guest Speakers: Patrick J. McGinnis and Norman Pappous, Candidates for Galveston County GOP Chairman
Patrick J. McGinnis
Professional experience: Dr. McGinnis has had a career at the intersection of medicine & technology, but always with a focus on the mission at hand. He has broad medical experience across the public sector, private sector, and academia.
He began his career as a flight surgeon for NASA and the US Air Force Reserve, and then embarked into the emerging discipline of Healthcare IT. He has held physician executive and leadership positions with Cerner, Memorial Hermann, 2nd.MD and Humana Military. In 2013, he became one of the first physicians in the US to become Board Certified in the new subspecialty of Clinical Informatics.
Along with these roles, he has been active with Houston Angel Network and an Advisor to the Houston Health Ventures. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics, one of the premier institutions of the Texas Medical Center. He currently serves on the Friendswood Downtown Economic Development Corporation and the Galveston County United Board of Health.
Political experience: Dr. McGinnis’ entry into the political arena began in 2002. Then he served as a Congressional Fellow in the US Senate with Senator Conrad Burns (R-Montana), gaining tremendous insight to public policy. In 2008, he attended his first precinct convention, and subsequently has been a steady presence within the Galveston County Republican Party activities. He has attended every Senate District and RPT State Convention since then. In 2012, he was an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention. He was elected and served two terms on the City Council of Friendswood TX. He served as the Program Chair, and then President of the Galveston County Republican Network. He was elected to be the Chairman of the Galveston County Republican Party in 2020.
Norman Pappous was born in Galveston, Texas in 1963. He has earned degrees in economics as well as financial markets.
His political efforts began in 1979 as a young teenager stuffing envelopes at the Fairfax County, VA Republican Women’s Club offices. His Republican volunteer efforts span decades at all levels of the Federal, state, and local levels.
Twice elected to the Galveston City Council, the Galveston independent school board of trustees once, and precinct chair for precinct 263 in League City, Norman has won every election he has run in.
He possesses over 25 years of experience in the investment sector in various roles in the UK and USA and has taught Economics at the college level. Norman been quoted in the New York Post, The Financial Times, Forbes, Derivatives Weekly, Investment News, Registered Rep. and other industry publications.
Norman is a prolific advocate for conservative causes and has authored dozens of guest columns that have been published in the Daily News.
He lives in League City, TX with his wife Addie. Together they have raised four boys.
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