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Guest Speakers: SREC SD11 Committeewoman Gaylyn DeVine and Committeeman Ken Moore
Gaylyn Rae DeVine spent the first 18 years of her career in the Personal, Commercial, Life & Health industry with State Farm Insurance before taking over the family printing company. In 2018 she left the family business to start DeVine Promotions & Printing LLC with her husband George. Together they serve the branding and commercial printing needs of various industries and have grown the company to over 200 customers.
Gaylyn has served on a variety of State and National non-profit and educational boards in leadership roles always striving to leave them better than when she was elected. Most recently serving as President of Tri County Republican Women’s Club, and currently the Vice President of Programs. She was elected as State Republican Executive Committeewoman for Senate District 11 at the State Convention June, 2022.
She lives in Pearland, Texas with her husband, George and together they have TWO very spoiled cocker spaniels named Spencer and Max!
In 2008 Ken Moore was a CNC machinist for a large firm that manufactured equipment for deep sea oil platforms. He and his wife, Judy, live peaceful lives in the southeastern part of Houston with one child in college and another in high school. Ken served as a deacon at a local church. Having been a long-time photography hobbyist, Ken found himself in charge of the church’s audio/visual team making CD’s and DVD’s of worship services and other events. Life was simple but full.
On the horizon, a storm was brewing that would compel Ken to enter a whole new arena for which he had little preparation. In November of that year Barak Obama was elected president of the United States. A year living under his administration convinced Ken to look for a way to get involved. Ken had no political experience. He had never worked an election, had never worked for a campaign, and had never held or ran for an office.
In 2010 he attended his first ever Republican precinct convention and became a delegate to his first Senate District convention. At the Senate District convention, he was chosen as a delegate to his first state convention. While at the state convention, he ran into his precinct chair who was about to move out of the precinct and was looking for a replacement. Ken applied for and was voted in to fill the vacancy. In November of that year he served as presiding judge over his first election.
Over the next several years, Ken gained experience running elections in his and surrounding precincts. He used his position to recruit and mentored several new election workers. In 2014 he filled a vacancy on HCRP’s Ballot Security committee. While on that committee Ken recruited and coached election workers and poll watchers. He also used the skills he had learned as a deacon to produce training videos for the party. In 2016 he was asked to be a part of, what was then, the Election Integrity working group of the Republican Party of Texas He accepted and served as photographer and setup guy as the need arose. Later the working group became an SREC special committee.
In 2018, Ken fulfilled a promise he had made to Judy some years earlier to one day move to a better house and neighborhood. So Ken resigned his position as precinct chair, gave up his seat on Ballot Security, and moved from Houston to Pearland in Brazoria County.
In 2020, Ken ran for and was elected Precinct chair for his voting precinct, 46. Later that year the Brazoria County Republican Party voted to establish an Election Integrity Committee. Because of his experience in Harris County and with RPT, Ken was asked to serve as chairman of the committee and continues in that capacity to this day.
Through it all, Ken maintained his relationship with members and committees of the SREC. During the 2021 legislative session he was active in the Election Committee and the Elections Subcommittee of Legislative Priorities. He was not a voting member of these committees but he could do research on election bills and offer his advise. He also spent much time in Austin advocating for election bills before Senate and House committees.
At the 2022 state convention Ken ran for and was elected SREC Committeeman for Senate District 11. Ken plans to use that position to push Republican legislative priorities, advocate for the Senate district to the state party, and provide resources and training to local candidates and activists.