Tickets for the fundraiser can be purchased today online at Eventbrite. Please print your ticket and bring it with you to the event.
Alternatively, tickets can be purchased at Comal County Republican Party headquarters. (The actual tickets are currently being printed and will not be available for two weeks).
There will be a VIP pre-event for $250 and $500 donors. This event will begin at 5:00 with an open bar and light snacks in the Garden Room of New Braunfels Convention Center. A Meet and Greet with Trey Gowdy will be from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. A professional photographer will be available to take your photo with Trey Gowdy.
Gold $500 donors be able to select their front row seat. Silver $250 donors will be able to select their 2nd or 3rd row seats.
Doors open for General Admission $100 donors at 6:00 PM. There will be a cash bar and light snacks. General Admission is open seating first come, first served.
The event will start at 7:00. Trey Gowdy will speak for about 45 minutes from 7:45 to 8:30.
Throughout a rich and productive public service career, Rep Trey Gowdy has honed one skill more than any other – LEADERSHIP. At all levels – 7th Circuit Solicitor, Congressman, federal prosecutor and more – Rep Gowdy has demonstrated the ability to gather, influence and execute an idea with a team. With many individuals, a team is comprised of various points of views. True leaders build within that diversity rather than limiting its impact.
With this keynote, Rep Gowdy shares experiences and encourages attendees to consider various points of view. Known for partnership and an eye towards unity, Gowdy seeks to inspire, challenge and share some laughs during the presentation.
Trey Gowdy Bio
Born in Greenville, South Carolina and grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is the son of Hal and Novalene Gowdy and has three sisters: Laura, Caroline, and Elizabeth.
He graduated Spartanburg High School in 1982, Baylor University in 1986, with a degree in history, and the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1989, where he was a member of the scholastic honor society “Order of the Wig and Robe.”
After law school he clerked for a judge on the South Carolina Court of Appeals and then for a United States District Court trial judge.
From 1994-2000, as a federal prosecutor, Trey prosecuted the full range of federal crimes including narcotics trafficking, bank robbery, car jacking, kidnapping, child pornography cases, and the murder of a federal witness. He was awarded the Postal Inspector’s Award for the successful prosecution of J. Mark Allen, one of “America’s Most Wanted” suspects. He also received the highest performance rating a federal prosecutor can receive – two years in a row.
In 2000, he left the U.S. Attorney’s office to run for 7th Circuit Solicitor (District Attorney) in Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties. As 7th Circuit Solicitor, Trey led an office of 25 attorneys and 65 total employees. He started a Violence Against Women Task Force, a Worthless Check Program, enhanced and expanded Drug Court, and implemented a Drug Mother Protocol designed to assist expectant mothers break the cycle of addiction.
He has been recognized statewide for his commitment to victim’s rights and drunken driving enforcement and nationally for excellence in death penalty prosecutions.
In 2010, he ran for congress to represent the 4th Congressional District (Greenville and Spartanburg Counties). While in congress he served on the Judiciary Committee, Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Intelligence Committee, Education and the Workforce Committee and Ethics Committee. He was also chosen to chair a Select Committee on the events occurring in Libya on
September 11-12, 2012.
While in congress he actively participated in numerous congressional investigations, sponsored bills signed into law, and had deep and meaningful relationships with scores of colleagues on both sides of the aisle.
After four terms in congress, he announced he would not seek re-election in 2018 and would leave public service for good; thus ending his career with an exemplary record in the courtroom and undefeated in political races. In January of 2019, he returned to his beloved South Carolina to practice law, teach classes with his close friend Senator Tim Scott, and speak on legal issues he considers important to our country.
Trey is married to Terri Dillard Gowdy, a first grade school teacher in Spartanburg, South Carolina. They have two children: Watson, who graduated Clemson University (2015) and Washington and Lee School of Law (2018) and Abigail, who graduated the University of South Carolina (2018) and will be attending law school. The Gowdy
family also includes three dogs: Jury, Bailiff and Dallas.