James and Lynda with Gov. Greg Abbott at the Governor’s Mansion.
Dickey moved to Texas with his family when he was in junior high and attended high school in Ft. Worth where he graduated valedictorian of his class. James then attended Stanford where he received a degree in Political Science and later Baylor University where he received an MBA.
James was three weeks too young to cast his vote for Ronald Reagan in 1984. Willing but unable to cast a vote for the Gipper, James refocused his energies toward helping a conservative get elected to U.S. Senate — in an area where more than 70 percent of the voters voted for Walter Mondale. He has been a loyal Republican ever since.
He’s been married to his wife Lynda Dickeyfor 28 years, and they have three children — Jay, Donna, and Dakota.
In order to provide for his family and continue doing the work of the Republican Party, Dickey co-founded IMGA, a small insurance company, nearly a decade ago. He is the Chief Operating Officer, and he works with insurance agents and provides them with the tools they need to do their jobs easily and quickly.
James has built a reputation for being a conservative leader in one of America’s hardest-to-reach Democrat strongholds, as Chairman of the Travis County Republican Party. He has orchestrated several come-from-behind victories as the Party successfully held the line in notoriously liberal Austin.
In his spare time, James is a voracious reader, particularly of biographies and histories, and loves spending time with his wife and children.
Learn more about James Dickey’s accomplishments as Chairman of the Travis County Republican Party’s future and his experience being a long-time member of the Party.