Richard Steenson and Lisa Hendrickson, both of Flower Mound, and the Brady Whatley family of Highland Village were among the honorees at the recent Denton County Republican Party Volunteer Dinner.
The Outstanding Volunteer Award was presented by Deon Starnes, a previous recipient of the award, to Richard Steenson of Flower Mound in recognition of his years of volunteerism on various boards and committees, including serving as Denton County Republican Party’s first vice chair of political affairs, president of the Flower Mound Area Republican Club and as an area victory leader.
Lisa Hendrickson received recognition from the Ladies of Liberty Republican Club for her achievements on its behalf.
The Brady Whatley Family received high commendation from the Flower Mound Area Republican Club for their efforts.
Paul Kramer, precinct chair in Carrollton, received the Precinct Chair of the Year Award, originated in 1998 to recognize the Denton County Republican Precinct Chair who has fulfilled his/her responsibilities in an exemplary manner. In presenting the award to Kramer, Karen Pausman, who won the award in 2013, praised Kramer for serving voters within his precinct.
The Chairman’s Award went to Deon Starnes of Denton, state Republican executive committeewoman for Senate District 30 and precinct chair of precinct No. 4008. Starnes has helped build the Denton County Republican Party in many ways, according to Chairman Dianne Edmondson, who presented the award. A previous recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award, Starnes has served as primary elections administrator and a precinct chair.
GOP clubs from across the county recognized their outstanding members, including: Rudy Cajka of Robson Ranch with the Denton County Republican Assembly; Lisa Hendrickson of Flower Mound with the Ladies of Liberty Republican Club; Brady Whatley Family of Highland Village with the Flower Mound Area Republican Club; and Dorothy Laube of Robson Ranch with the Robson Ranch Republican Club.