Meet the Chairman
The Honorable Rick Barnes was elected Chairman of the Tarrant County GOP at a specially called meeting of the TCGOP Executive Committee in January 2019. He was re-elected to the position through a Countywide Primary Election in March of the same year.
Rick is a life-long conservative who believes in God, the Constitution and traditional family values. He is an established speaker, author, business coach and leadership trainer. He has been a featured speaker, presenter and consultant to over 2-million audience members through corporate, international, and non-profit organizations throughout the United States and three other countries.
Mr. Barnes was born in Fort Worth as a “Gladney Baby.” Adopted and raised in West Texas by educators, he received his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and a master’s from Texas Christian University.
Rick and Sheila Barnes will celebrate 33 years of marriage in 2021.
Rick is a dedicated and visionary leader, and as Tarrant County GOP Chair, he is committed to serving as the leader of the Tarrant County Republican Party.