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Lyle Grimes

Lyle Grimes grew up in Dallas and studied at the University of Texas before beginning his career with American Airlines in 1995. In his 27 years with the American Airlines family, he has worked as an operations manager, airport general manager, and is currently the corporate sales manager responsible for Central Texas.   In 2006 he took a new position which brought him back to Central Texas and as soon as he returned, he knew he was home. In August he met Elexis and in January 2007, they were married in an outdoor chapel overlooking the Texas Hill Country. He resides in the Cedar Park, Texas with his wife, they have two sons, and Bella their English Labrador. 

He has been actively involved in Williamson County for over a decade and currently serves on five boards and commissions. 


  • Williamson County Republican Leaders – President - 2022 – Present
  • Central Texas Republicans – Board of Directors - 2021 – Present
  • Upper Brushy Creek WCID – Board of Directors - November 2021 – Present
  • Williamson County Conservation Foundation - Board of Directors - July 2018 – Present
  • Global Business Travel Association – Austin Chapter – Treasure - Jan 2022 – Present
  • Reveal Resource Center, Board of Directors - July 2017 – July 2021
  • Leander Youth Football Association, Board of Directors - March 2018 – Jun 2020
  • Williamson County Republican Party – 283 PCT Chair -2016 – June 2020
  • Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority – Citizen Director - May 2014 – May 2017
  • Cedar Park City Council, Councilman -Jan. 2013 - May 2017
  • City of Cedar Park 4A Economic Development – Board Member -June 2012 – Jan 2013
  • Highlands at Gann Ranch, Board of Directors – Jan 2012 – Jan 2013

President Elect 

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The President Elect: serves as the 2nd in command and runs the day to day operations of the organization, oversees the Candidate Review Committee, and reports directly to the President (time commitment is 8-10 hours per month). The President Elect shall become the President on January 1st, 2024 serving a 2-year term through December 31st 2026 (average time commitment is 12-15 hours per month), followed by a 2-year term as Past-President from January 1st 2027 through December 31st 2027 (time commitment is 8-10 hours per month).

Vice President of Membership

Dylon Allen

Dylon Allen has lived in Williamson County for over a decade.While he has lived Williamson County, he graduated high school was involved in football for 8 years, and most notably a member in the Texas FFA as Chapter President and District Officer with many awards over his 3 years in the club.  

Dylon currently is involved with Williamson County Young Republicans as their Political Director, Central Texas Republican, and involved in other many political activities in and outside Williamson County.

Dylon is christian conservative by heart that was distilled by his parents with their combined experience of over 2 decade in the military. He also learn to work hard ,and you have to stand up for what you believe in. 

Vice President of Communications

Beth-Anne Bygum

Beth-Anne Bygum is an accomplished senior executive with 26 years in information technology, compliance and cyber security.  She currently works as a Chief Security & Compliance Officer and sits on several Advisory Boards.  Beth-Anne is a DRII Certified Business Continuity Professional, co-author, speaker, and contributor to cyber security councils. 

Beth-Anne volunteers her time supporting efforts related to workforce mobility and transitioning military professionals.   A lifelong conservative, Beth-Anne is married to a loving husband who served 33 years and is retired from the US  Air Force.  They are blessed with two adult children and are doggy parents.   


Georgetown Area Republican Women Board - 2022 

Georgetown Area Republican Women Board - 2023


Walt Manly

Walt and his wife, Pam, were among the founding members of Williamson County Republican Leaders and have lived in Williamson County since 1989 and have 2 grown sons, Marc and Matthew.

Walt has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s in Health Care Administration from Trinity University.  He has owned his own healthcare practice management business, Laurel Mountain Research, LLC, since 1995.

He is an ardent fan of the Houston Astros and Division III football powerhouse, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.  He and Pam are active in their church and in Republican activities in Williamson County.


Walt Manly

Mr. Youmans is the owner/operator


Ashley McCombs

Ashley McCombs is a Coordinator for a local church in Georgetown. She is also a Christian Life Coach and serves on the Memorial Team at her church. Ashley is on the board of Hutto Middle School PTSA as well as on the Scholarship Committee for the Hutto Education Foundation. As a lifelong conservative, Ashley has volunteered and served on boards with various Republican clubs in Texas for many years. 

Ashley and her husband, Jason have a blended family of 8 consisting of 4 boys and 2 girls. She and Jason also have two dogs a cat to round out their family. As a family they enjoy serving their local church, playing board games, watching movies together and getting outdoors. 

Sergeant of Arms 

Jeff Anderson 

Jeff Anderson is a family man, a public servant serving as the Williamson County Precinct 2 Constable, a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, and a cancer survivor. From a young age, Jeff's deep interest in Law Enforcement was clear and he dedicated his life to Public Service. Prior to retirement, Jeff spent 29 years with the Travis County Sheriff’s Department – retiring as a Sergeant, and 27 years with the US Air Force – retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant.  

Jeff is a proud American and a Patriot. He understands the meaning of hard work and has been able to enjoy the benefits from his lifetime of achievement. Yet Jeff also believes that in order to be successful one must remain service oriented.

Past President 

Jim Richardson



PO Box 1595 

Cedar Park, TX 78631


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