Toni Anne Dashiell
Toni Anne Dashiell was elected for a second term in May 2016 and currently serves as the Republican National Committeewoman for Texas. She has been active in politics, grassroots advocacy, and leadership training for more than 35 years. She is a leader among leaders, who was awarded the 2009 Ronald Reagan Leadership Award by the National Federation of Republican Women for her distinctive performance as the President of the Texas Federation of Republican Women (TFRW). She is an empowering personality who, added women from Nigeria, Bosnia, Sri Lanka, and Burma to the long list of leaders she has empowered by training in campaign management, leadership development, and communication. Toni Anne and Rachel Woods Co-Author Leading for Freedom: Leadership Skills for Republicans.
Toni Anne’s service as a volunteer grassroots leader dates back to 1968, when she worked on a presidential campaign as a member of Teenage Republicans. Since that time she has been a consistent leader in numerous Republican campaigns including Presidential, Senatorial, Congressional, statewide, city, and county races. She also served as the Texas for Trump Vice Chairman in Texas during the 2016 election cycle.
Her combined experiences as a grassroots leader and a leadership development trainer have given Toni Anne insight into developing political organizations and mobilizing teams of grassroots activists to accomplish their goals. She fine-tuned these skills while serving as the Kendall County Chair from 2009-2013. Also, while she was president of the TFRW, in 2008 and 2009, Toni Anne mentored 165 local club presidents by instituting monthly conference calls and implemented the use of new media tools, including e-newsletters and social networking sites. During her tenure, the TFRW membership grew to more than 10,000, and she mobilized its members to support Voter I.D. legislation, which was eventually passed by the Texas Legislature. She has presented in numerous campaign management schools, Get-Out-the-Vote workshops, and leadership seminars. It is this distinguished service that led Toni Anne to receive the Ten Most Outstanding Award from TFRW in 2011. Locally, Toni Anne has served as President, First Vice-President, and PAC Treasurer of Kendall County Republican Women and she was named the Kendall County Republican Party Volunteer of the Year in 1999.
She has also served as a leader within the Republican National Committee. Most recently, she was reelected as the Southern Region Representative to the RNC budget committee. She has been elected as a delegate to numerous Texas Republican State Conventions and served as a delegate to the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Republican National Conventions.
Toni Anne is one of the founding members and President of the newly formed 501c4 “Right2Speak”. An organization that is a Counter to the 2017 Protestors across the nation.
Toni Anne believes in the importance of community service. She has demonstrated this by serving as a leader in her hometown, including the Boerne Chamber of Commerce: Government Affairs, the Boerne ISD Budget Committee, and her church. As for the State of Texas she serves on the Texas Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board.
Toni Anne holds a B.A. in recreation therapy. She worked as a licensed nursing home administrator and established an Alzheimer’s Day Care Center before changing careers. Currently she holds two licenses for life insurance and real estate. Together, she and her husband, Tom, are small business owners in Boerne, Texas, working in both real estate and insurance. She is vice president of Thomas Dashiell, CLU Inc. Insurance Sales and president of Dashiell Properties, Inc., Property Management Firm.