Angie King of Dallas is president of one of the largest GOP women’s clubs in Texas, a member of the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC), and the co-owner of a highly successful corporate and special events company. King’s contacts are legendary and her events are always memorable.
She contributed to the success of the 2008 Republican National Convention. Despite the long hours, King says “I don’t consider my work a job. I absolutely love what I am doing in every area.”
King recently had a crucial role in electing the new Texas GOP national committeewoman, and her activities were honored at 2011 Dallas County Republican Party Reagan Day Dinner.
In 2010 she was re-elected to the SREC as Co-Chair for Senatorial District-23, and this year she was Chairman of the Policy and Procedure Committee at the GOP state convention.
Meetings of her Park Cities Republican Women’s Club are always packed because of the first class speakers she recruits (former Sen. Rick Santorum, former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card, Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, etc.).
She is a graduate of Texas Tech University. Her education was only beginning when she left campus, and King is an avid reader. One of her favorite subjects is economic theory and policy. The women obviously appreciate the all star lineup, but one member said “I think the best times are when Angie speaks to us. She has an amazing grasp of the issues. Every time I talk to her, I learn something new.”
King has been doing event planning for eight years and specializes in annual retreats, stockholder meetings, large training workshops and holiday/special parties. She strives to make every event unique and Kristin Harvey describes her as “professional and fun. She is really devoted to this and it shows. No wonder the same clients come back every year.”
King rarely has a free Saturday because she is also the top wedding planner in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
King has seen a surprising growth of the state GOP in the past two decades. Many of her friends were skeptical when she backed George W. Bush for Governor in 1994. Bush had never been elected before, and few people wanted the GOP nomination that year. King’s friends told her Gov. Ann Richards (D) could not be defeated, and Democrats appeared to have firm control of the state legislature. Today the GOP has a two-thirds majority.
On a personal level, the petite King says “I always wear heels and need all the help I can get in the height department. My brother is exactly one foot taller.” She is a world traveler and one of her hobbies is shopping. She is one of the best customers at the Saks shoe department.
Her ability as an organizer is apparent in viewing her large closet. It is color coded and organized by length of sleeve!
Her future plans include writing a book. She is not discussing it now, but we hope it will be about special events. To be successful, they obviously require a huge commitment of time and energy. While King makes them appear effortless, we know the tremendous dedication which is required.
You can read more about the contest rules and background at: The 45 Most Admired Republican Women Under 45