Founder, True the Vote
Catherine Engelbrecht of True the Vote will tell her story of standing up to the IRS…and WINNING! This remarkable woman started TTV with the best of intentions – to ensure that all American elections were free and fair. Our government, not liking her political perspective, came at her professionally and personally, but they did not know who they were messing with. Catherine refused to back down, took the fight to court, and 10 years later emerged victorious.
What about True the Vote? It’s alive and thriving and ready to True the Vote for 2020. She is now joined forces with Mark Geiss, hero of Benghazi. Together they are galvanizing TTV along with military veterans and citizens to protect our most precious freedom – our Voter’s Voice. Come hear how you can get involved and support the effort! Learn more at Truethevote.org
TFRW District Director, SD 18
The RWCK welcomes Lieutenant Colonel Vanessa Hicks-Callaway, United States Army, Retired, to our podium. Vanessa is our newly elected TFRW SD 18 District Director, responsible for galvanizing our Republican Women’s Clubs to Get Out the Vote for 2020.
A native of Victoria, she currently serves on the Texas Medical Board, appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott, as well as the Board of Directors for the Victoria Police Foundation for the Explorer Program, the Victoria Bach Festival, the Kiwanis Club and Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity.
Vanessa graduated from Sam Houston State with a degree in Political Science, minoring in Military Science. She served 26 years in the US Army, became a Military Intelligence Officer, has been deployed in two combat zones and awarded the Bronze Star. In her spare time (!) she earned her Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management and Administration.
She has worked as a constituent liaison and field representative for the 27th Congressional District of TX and served as Field Director for the South Central Region in Senator Ted Cruz’s successful re-election bid. She is Precinct 21 Chair, a County and State Delegate and Secretary for the Victoria GOP, in addition to volunteering for other Charities.
Vanessa credits her successes to her faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is married to fellow Texan and US Army Veteran, Jason O. Callaway, a High School Football Coach and Teacher. She and Jason have two sons, Eric, a Junior at Sam Houston State University, and Edward, a Junior High School student.