State Federation President Receives Honor at National Convention
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS – Texas Republican leader Karen Cuneo Newton was awarded the prestigious Ronald Reagan Leadership Award during the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) 40th Biennial Convention held Sept. 27-29 in Indianapolis.
A resident of San Antonio and president of the Texas Federation of Republican Women (TFRW), Newton received the award at a luncheon on Sept. 28.
The award was established by the NFRW in 2005 to recognize the outstanding leadership of one state president and is presented every two years at the biennial convention.
Newton and four other state presidents were selected as nominees based on overall leadership and initiation of new programs, increases in membership, participation in national programs, and excellence in public relations and campaign efforts.
Elected as president of TFRW in 2017, Newton is dedicated to keeping Texas “red.” She is a board member of the Voter Registration Project led by Karl Rove and is working with the John Cornyn Campaign to increase TFRW membership. She served as vice chair of the NFRW Campaign Committee and President of Alamo Heights RW. In 2016, she was appointed by Gov. Abbott to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board and co-managed the Trump for President National Call Center in San Antonio.
These state presidents are finalists in the Reagan Award contest:
- Diane Baranowski, Nevada
- Dee Drewry, Washington
- Pat C. Smith, North Carolina
- Cathy Watts, Delaware
Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest and most influential Republican women's group in the nation, proudly representing the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the U.S. The NFRW works to increase the effectiveness and relevance of women in the cause of good government. Our mission remains to recruit and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public, and inform the media.