WASHINGTON (KWTX) Waco Native Roy Bailey, who served as Donald Trump’s National Finance Committee co-chairman, has been named to Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee, which will plan and coordinate all events surrounding Trump’s inauguration in January.
Bailey will play the same role as a finance co-chairman, Trump announced in a press release Wednesday.
International financier and private equity investor Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., was named to chair the committee.
Bailey, who said Trump’s victory was a “dream come true” and one he wishes his politically active father, who lived in Waco, could have lived to witness, has had a lifelong interest in politics.
“I got started in politics as a little boy,” Bailey said.
“My father, Bill Bailey, was very active in politics in Waco and in Texas and he got me interested,” he said.
"He was the chairman of a Texas senator named Grant Jones and he took me on the bus rides and we put out yard signs and put on bumper stickers and he got me excited about it and he taught me the sport of politics,” he said.
Bailey was born in Waco in 1954 and graduated from Richfield High School in 1972.
In 1976, he graduated from Southern Methodist University and settled in Dallas where he’s now CEO of Giuliana Deason Capital Interests, LLC.
He also co-owns Waco funeral home, Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey with his two brothers, Hatch and Wes.
He also served as former Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s national finance chairman.
Bailey’s father served on the Baylor University Board of Regents for 19 years at one time was vice chairman of the board.
Presidential Inaugural Committee members
Thomas Barrack Jr.
Dr. Miriam Adelson
Ambassador Mel Sembler
Ray W. Washburne
Ambassador Ron Weiser
(Source: Trump campaign)