Collin County Conservative Republicans (CCCR) announced today that Derek V. Baker has earned their endorsement for McKinney City Council At-Large. Carroll Maxwell, CCCR President, stated, “Our criteria is based on ethics, professional credentials, and conservative beliefs, and Derek Baker has exhibited these qualities in our written questionnaire and during the interview. We are thrilled to endorse Derek for McKinney City Council At-Large.”
CCCR was originally formed and chartered as a Texas Federated Republican Women (TFRW) club in 1996 and was named the McKinney Republican Women. As the Club grew, the name was changed to McKinney Area Republican Women to be more inclusive of all women in Collin County. In 2008, TFRW announced a mandatory increase in membership fees for all federated clubs to $30 annually, and the leadership of McKinney Are Republican Women felt the increase was excessive and unnecessary. The leadership voted to defederate and change its name to Collin County Conservative Republicans (CCCR). CCCR experienced significant growth upon choosing to defederate. CCCR revised its bylaws to allow the Club and members in leadership to endorse candidates, which is prohibited in TFRW clubs. The Club decided that this particularly rule must go since there are some candidates that are naturally more qualified and experienced than others.
Since then, CCCR has grown and become one of the most active and respected Republicans clubs in Collin County and North Texas. CCCR counts among its membership virtually every elected official in the county and is one of the only Republican clubs in Collin County that vets and endorses candidates at the city, county, and state-wide level.