The Republican Party’s forward-thinking approach was evident as they unveiled the host city for the 2028 Republican National Convention, setting their sights on Houston, Texas. Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel hailed the decision as a “smart business move” made well in advance, highlighting the Republican Party’s anticipation of Houston taking center stage.
McDaniel expressed enthusiasm for collaborating with Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Houston Host Committee, and Houston First Corporation to deliver a convention that would build upon the success of Milwaukee’s recent hosting. She underscored the Party’s eagerness to showcase Houston’s vibrant attributes and its remarkable contributions to the nation’s economic growth.
Governor Abbott welcomed the 2028 Republican National Convention to the Lone Star State, affirming that Houston, as one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities, perfectly encapsulates the essence of Texas greatness. Abbott emphasized Houston’s business-friendly environment, exceptional job growth, and its role as a cultural and entertainment hub that mirrors the state’s values.
Even Houston’s Democratic Mayor Sylvester Turner extended his pride in being selected as the host city for the 2028 convention. He emphasized Houston’s prowess in hosting significant events and underscored the city’s ability to offer an unmatched hospitality experience. Mayor Turner acknowledged that Houston’s selection keeps the city on the global stage, enabling it to showcase its diverse and inclusive identity, aligning with the aspirations of the entire nation.
Ira Mitzner, who spearheaded Houston’s bid efforts, highlighted the dedication and hard work that went into securing this opportunity. Mitzner’s elation over the successful bid emphasized the tremendous economic impact the convention will bring to Houston, while also providing the city with an unparalleled global platform.
As Houston eagerly prepares for the 2028 convention, the spotlight is currently on Milwaukee, the host city for the 2024 convention. The anticipation grows for the event next July, where Republicans will gather to officially nominate their candidates for president and vice president, underscoring the Party’s commitment to embracing the future while cherishing its values and traditions.