Chris Paddie

Brandon Creighton

Jane Nelson

State Senator Jane Nelson represents District 12, which includes portions of Denton and Tarrant counties. She is a businesswoman and former teacher who served two terms on the State Board of Education before joining the Texas Senate.

Senator Nelson, the first Republican woman to chair a major Senate committee, serves as Chairman of the Senate Health & Human Services, which shapes policies for the state's health care programs, protective services, the foster system, services for Texans with disabilities, public health, public hospitals and Texas' health care work force. She is the longest serving chairman of this committee in the history of the Senate.

Senator Nelson also serves on the Senate's Finance Committee; Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Matters; Senate Nominations Committee; and the Senate Open Government Committee. She is the highest ranking Republican in the Senate.

Her many legislative accomplishments include measures to dedicate lottery proceeds to education; strengthen the focus on fitness and nutrition in our schools; assist victims of domestic violence; better protect abused and displaced children; reform our medical liability laws; ensure patient privacy; establish the Denton County Transportation Authority; and create the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. In the last session, she authored SB 7, containing costs and improving efficiency in the state's health and human services programs.

Senator Nelson was listed one of the Top 10 most effective legislators this decade by Capitol Inside. Out of all 50 states, she was selected as the National Distinguished Cancer Advocate of the Year in 2005. She has been named a Fighter for Free Enterprise by Texas Association of Business; "Texas' Best Medicine" by the Texas Medical Association; Most Conservative by Young Conservatives of Texas; and a Champion for Texas Children by Texas CASA.

Geanie Morrison

State Representative Geanie W. Morrison, R-District 30, is currently serving her seventh term in the Texas Legislature. The south Texas district includes DeWitt, Jackson, Lavaca, Refugio, and Victoria counties.

For the 82nd Legislative Session, Representative Morrison was appointed to the House Committee on Appropriations, and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education. She also serves as the vice-chair of the House Committee on Human Services. Representative Morrison served as the chair of the House Committee on Higher Education for the 78th, 79th and 80th Legislative Sessions. She served as the co-chair of the National Council of State Legislatures - Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education and as a Commissioner of the Education Commission of the States. Rep. Morrison was selected to co-chair the Education Committee of the National Council of State Legislatures, serving as a representative for higher education. She was also asked to serve on the National Summit steering committee for the U.S. Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education. In the fall of 2007, Representative Morrison was named vice chair of the National Council of State Legislatures Standing Committees for 2007-2008 and was appointed by the Governor to the Southern Regional Education Board. Most recently, Representative Morrison was named to the Commitment to Excellence Steering Committee of the Texas Education Reform Foundation. She also serves on the House Research Organization and the Energy Council.

During her service on the Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Committee, Representative Morrison authored the Country's first Baby Moses legislation, which provides desperate mothers a responsible alternative to newborn abandonment. Since its passage in 1999, all 50 states have implemented similar measures, and hundreds of newborns have been saved nationwide – over 100 in the state of Texas.

In the fall of 2006, Representative Morrison was recognized by the Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators as Legislator of the Year and received the Texas Higher Education Leadership Star Award. In addition, Representative Morrison has been recognized for her commitment to education with the Distinguished Service Award, presented by the Texas Regional Collaboratives, received the Educational Testing Services Legislative Excellence in Education Award, the Texas Community College Teachers Association Legislator of the Year Award, and has been recognized as one of South Texas' Women of the Year. On November 18, 2008, Representative Morrison was named Boy Scouts of America South Texas Council's Distinguished Citizen of the Year. She also received the Victoria Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year award in 2009. Additionally in 2009 and 2011, Representative Morrison was awarded the Texas Taxpayer Advocate Award by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, and she earned a 100% rating by the Texas Conservative Coalition for fulfilling her responsibility to the "Pledge with Texans" initiative.

Conservative Bills for Geanie Morrison

Rejecting Medicaid Expansion

Representative Geanie Morrison, who is President of the TCC Board and a Courageous Conservative, helped lead the fight against Medicaid expansion. Medicaid expansion pursuant to ObamaCare would cost taxpayers tens of billions of dollars with little effect on the uninsured rate.  

Van Taylor

Van Taylor, 7th generation Texan, dedicated family man, successful businessman and decorated Marine Officer first took the oath of office as State Representative for District 66 on April 20th, 2010, in Plano.

In his first legislative session, and subsequent special session, Rep. Taylor achieved several legislative victories. Years of hard work and dedication led to the passage of a bill to enable military men and women serving overseas to more easily vote. Rep. Taylor also passed legislation to ensure that legal immigrants with financial means do not receive taxpayer funded health care. The Texas Conservative Coalition and the Texas Eagle Forum honored Rep Taylor for his 90% conservative voting record. Texans for Fiscal Responsibility named him a 2011 Taxpayer Champion.

Rep. Taylor currently sits on the Insurance and Government Efficiency & Reform Committees. He is a member of Independent Conservative Republicans of Texas and the Texas Conservative Coalition. He is also the Founding Member of the Freshman Second Amendment Caucus.

Born in Dallas, Representative Taylor earned his Eagle Scout at age 13. He graduated from Harvard College in 1995 and joined the Marine Corps. After graduating from intelligence, infantry, sniper, and airborne schools, Taylor led a Marine reconnaissance platoon. Following four years of active duty, he joined the Marine Corps Reserves to continue serving his country while earning a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

As a Marine Officer and paratrooper, Captain Taylor volunteered for duty as a platoon commander with the Marine Corps’ C Company, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion. He deployed to Iraq where he fought with 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company. Taylor led the first platoon into Iraq for his brigade and led a mission that rescued 31 wounded Marines during the pitched Battle of An Nasiriyah. For his service in Iraq, the Marine Corps awarded Captain Taylor the Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, and the Navy Commendation Medal with "V" for valor.

Van and his wife, Anne, married after his return from Iraq and are the proud parents of Laura, 8, Helen, 7, and Susie is 3. Van and his family reside in Plano near the land which his great-grandfather farmed during the Great Depression.

Ron Simmons

In May 2012, after personally knocking on more than 3000 doors in House District 65, Ron Simmons won a three-way primary and earned the Republican nomination for State Representative. He went on to win the November election and was sworn in on January 8, 2013. In the Texas House, Ron serves on the Elections Committee and the Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee. He was honored to be named the "Most Valuable Player" of the 2013 Freshman Class by Capitol Inside.

Ron, the son of public school teachers, grew up in rural southern Arkansas. After graduating from high school he began his studies at Southern Arkansas University, working in the mail room of a local company to help pay for his education. While attending college he met his wife, the former Lisa Dickson of El Dorado, Arkansas, and they were married in 1980. Ron and Lisa moved to Dallas in 1985 where he began working in the financial industry and completed his college education. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Business from Dallas Baptist University, which named him the Distinguished Alumnus for 2012.

A businessman and entrepreneur, Ron co-founded Retirement Advisors of America (RAA) and continues to serve as its Chairman. Launched in 1991, today RAA manages nearly $1.7 billion in assets for families across the country and provides jobs for 35 employees as well as 15 exclusive independent contractors. In 2010, Ron was named one of the top financial advisors in the Dallas/Fort Worth area by D Magazine and his company has been named one of the top 30 financial advisors in the country by the trade publication Investment News. Ron has also served as a consultant to businesses in the areas of financial management, strategic planning, and as an expert on business related issues associated with commercial litigation.

Ron speaks and trains nationally and internationally on leadership topics through Equip, the charitable arm of author John Maxwell's organization. He has led conferences for Equip in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Bucharest, Romania and Soweto, South Africa. A member of the National Board of Directors for the Autism Society of America, he serves as the Board Vice Chairman, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, and Member of the Executive Committee. He is a Life Member of the NRA and has been a longtime supporter of the Liberty Institute which works to protect religious liberty, marriage, and the sanctity of human life.

Ron and Lisa are active in their local church, Prestonwood Church, serving in the ministry to young married couples. Ron currently teaches regularly throughout the year in Bible Fellowship and previously served as Director from 2007 until 2009. He has previously served as a deacon at First Baptist Church in Dallas.

Ron and Lisa Simmons have three adult children. Justin is a local businessman who lives in the area with his wife Amy, a school teacher. Justin and Amy are parents to two year old Peter, Ron and Lisa's first grandchild. Son Daniel is married to Aubri and lives in Addison and works at Retirement Advisors of America. Ron and Lisa's daughter Allie Beth is a senior in college.

Rick Miller

A graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, Rick immediately pitched on the United States Olympic exhibition baseball team in Mexico. As a designated a Naval Aviator he made numerous carrier deployments, held top leadership positions in carrier-based squadrons, and Pentagon shore assignments on the Joint Staff and the Secretary of the Navy's staff. With a Masters of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, he was the Senior Fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group to develop innovative war fighting concepts for the 21st Century Navy. He has received numerous personal awards including the Defense Superior Service Award; Legion of Merit (3 awards); Meritorious Service Award (2 awards); and Navy Commendation Award.

Following transition from the Navy, he worked with several corporations as a senior consultant, VP and Senior VP focused on organizational and people improvement and development; integration of acquired companies; and training and human resource functions. He was a Chair for TEC International. Rick is the Founder and President of TREVANIONGROUP, LLC.

His political activity in Fort Bend County, TX includes being a delegate in Senatorial and State Conventions, member of the 2008 and 2010 State Platform Committee, 2010 State Party Nominations Committee Chairman, Alternate Delegate-at-Large to the 2012 National Convention in Tampa, FL, a Precinct Chair, and Chairman of the Fort Bend County Republican Party from 2007 to 2011. He recently stepped down from the Chairman's position to prepare to run for Texas State House District 26.

Rick has served on the Sugar Land Regional Airport Policy Board; three terms on the Rotary Board of Directors; Finance Chairman at Sugar Creek Baptist Church; Chairman of Rotary Veterans Tribute 2005, 2007 (The Legacy of Freedom) and Honoring America's Heroes, 2011. Married to Babs with three sons - a Navy Commander FA-18 aviator; a lawyer; and the youngest is in heaven. They have three grandchildren.

George Lavender

A native of Texarkana, George Lavender is a 30-year small businessman. He is a partner with Ellco Distributing and works in commercial real estate. George is a graduate of the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville where he earned a BSBA in Management.

George is a member and inactive deacon of the First Baptist Church-Moore's Lane and an involved member of the community. George is a former board member of the Boys & Girls Club, a 20-year volunteer youth coach, and a longtime supporter of the First Choice Pregnancy Center and Watersprings Ranch.

George and his wife, Jan Timberlake, have been married for 32 years and have three children, Allison, Rachel, and Jacob and two sons-in-law Nic Scherer and Phillip Presley. George and Jan were pleased to welcome their first grandchild, Thomas Edward, this Spring.

George is a pro-life, pro-second amendment, limited government, free market conservative. George, a Republican, was elected to the Texas House of Representatives by the people of House District 1 in November 2010. Texas House District 1 includes Bowie, Cass, Marion and Morris Counties.

Matt Krause

Susan King

First elected in 2006, Susan Lewis King is a fourth-term House Member representing District 71, which is comprised of Taylor, Nolan and Jones Counties. A native of Houston, Rep. King has lived in Abilene for more than 30 years. Her current committee assignments include Public Health, House Administration, and Appropriations, where she is a member of the Article I Sub-Committee on General Government. Rep. King also serves as a member of the House Research Organization Steering Committee and the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force. Additional memberships are the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Abilene Chamber Military Affairs Committee, Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, the NRA, and the Farm Bureau. King and her family are members of First Central Presbyterian Church where she has taught Sunday school, Bible study and serves as an Elder. Her hobbies include musical theatre and scuba diving.

Former elected office includes the Abilene Independent School District Board of Trustees, where King served from 1998 to 2006 including two years as school board president.

Rep. King is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing with Honors. Prior to moving to Abilene, she worked closely with renowned cardiac surgeon, Denton A. Cooley, M.D. at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. She is co-owner and co-director of Elm Place Ambulatory Surgical Center in Abilene where she is a practicing surgical nurse. Additionally King and her family own a small calf/cow operation in South Taylor County. King has been married to Dr. Austin King for over 30 years and is the proud parent of three grown children and three grandchildren.

Harvey Hilderbran

Rep. Harvey Hilderbran was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1988 and was most recently re-elected in 2010 to serve the people of District 53.

In 2011, he was appointed chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which deals will all legislation relating to the state’s tax code. As chairman of the committee, he authored and passed legislation that will generate over $294 million for the state without raising taxes. The chairman also sits on the Legislative Audit Committee and the Legislative Budget Board, the latter of which prepares the draft appropriations bill and budget estimates for each state agency. Additionally, Hilderban serves as a member of the Redistricting Committee, the State Affairs Committee, and the Select Committee on Voter Identification and Voter Fraud.

During the 80th Legislative Session, he served as chairman of the House Committee on Culture, Recreation and Tourism. As chairman of the committee, he authored a comprehensive funding bill aimed at restoring excellence to the state park system and state historic sites. House Bill 12 provided “truth-in-taxation” by guaranteeing that revenue generated from the sporting goods tax would be used for much-needed park repairs and operations – just as the tax was originally designed to do.

Additionally, Hilderbran served as chairman of the Human Services Committee for three sessions. During that time he wrote and passed 1995’s landmark welfare reform legislation. In 1997, he was instrumental in passing the state’s most significant legislation protecting residents of Texas nursing homes.

Hilderbran also previously served as a member of the Natural Resources Committee, which oversees the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as it relates to the regulation of water resources, and the Texas Water Development Board. He served as co-chairman, along with Sen. Kip Averitt, of the legislative oversight committee for the Edwards Aquifer Authority.

In early 2012, NFIB/Texas presented Hilderbran with the Guardian Award to recognize him for his support of small businesses. He also received the award, which is the highest honor NFIB grants to legislators, in 2010. In 2011, the Texas Municipal League named Hilderbran a Legislator of the Year – an award the league also bestowed upon him in 2007. The Texas Association of Business named Hilderbran as a “Fighter for Free Enterprise” in 2011 and 2009. He also received the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Association of Counties in 2011. Hilderbran was named to the Texas Association of REALTORS Legislative Hall of Fame in 2009, 2007, and 2005. The Texas Deer Association awarded him the Frank Madla Award for Representative of the Year in 2008, and the Texas Recreation and Parks Society honored him with the Distinguished Legislator Award in 2006. Hilderbran is also the 2004 recipient of the Vietnam Veterans of America-Texas State Council's Legislator of the Year Award. He was named Legislator of the Year by the Texas Yong Republicans in 2001, was the 1999 recipient of the Bob Bullock Award for Outstanding Public Stewardship, and was named Freshman of the Year by the Young Conservatives of Texas. Hilderbran also won the Legislative Courage Award for his involvement in school finance reform. In 2003, he created the Hilderbran Scholars Fund to award deserving high school graduates from District 53.

His first public policy assignment was service as a congressional legislative assistant for agriculture and small business issues in Washington D.C. in the mid-1980s. He later served as assistant director of state affairs for the Texas Farm Bureau, where he concentrated his efforts on property and water rights.

In the private sector, Rep. Hilderbran has worked in real estate, ranching, advertising and business management and marketing. Born in Uvalde in 1960, he is a 1983 graduate of Texas Tech University. He lives with his wife, Tracy, and their two daughters in Kerrville, where they are members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

John Frullo

State Representative John Frullo took the oath of office and began serving the 84th House District on November 22, 2010. He is the owner of Midtown Printing and Graphics, Inc., a commercial printing, design and ad specialty company. Currently, he serves on the Committee on State Affairs, the Committee on Calendars, the Committee on Pensions, and the Committee on House Administration. During the 82nd Legislative Session, he authored Alicia's Law which gives law enforcement the tools they need to go after those who harm children.

A long-time proponent for the protection of liberty and freedom, Representative Frullo holds strongly the principles of a limited and small government. He has been an active member of the Republican Party, including having served as an officer for the Lubbock County Young Republicans and treasurer and executive committee member of the Lubbock County Republican Party.

Along with being a strong leader in business, Representative Frullo is an active member of the Lubbock community. He served as a leader in Boy Scout Troop 157 and is a former board member of Communities in Schools, the Greater Southwest Lubbock Rotary Club, and the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. Representative Frullo is also a former chairman of the multi-state printing industry association.

Representative Frullo and his wife, Patti, have two sons, John Michael and Braden. He has a degree in accounting and has spent several years working as a CPA auditing governmental and business entities before purchasing Midtown Printing and Graphics.

James Frank

Gary Elkins

Gary Elkins was elected in 1995 to represent District 135, a portion of Harris County that includes Jersey Village. He currently serves as Chairman of the Committee on Technology and sits on the Committee on Urban Affairs.

A native of Houston, Representative Elkins graduated from Bellaire High School in 1974 and worked his way through college at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, where he earned a B.S. in Practical Theology. Representative Elkins returned to Houston and worked in real estate before starting his own business, Personal Credit Corporation.

Having served on the Business & Industry Committee, Financial Institutions Committee, State Affairs Committee, State, Federal, and International Relations Committee, and Ways and Means Committee, Representative Elkins has gained a broad range of legislative experience during his nine sessions serving his constituents.

Representative Elkins´s philosophy of limited government that promotes pro-business and pro-family values has earned him a reputation as a common sense, conservative legislator. Last session Representative Elkins was selected as a "Texas Taxpayer Champion" by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility based on his votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate commonsense protections for taxpayers and responsible government spending. He has been recognized by the Texas Association of Business as a "Fighter for Free Enterprise" based on his pro-business voting records in the 77th, 78th and 79th Legislatures and a "Champion for Free Enterprise" in the 81st and 82nd Legislatures.

Representative Elkins lives in Jersey Village and is married to the former Julie Ann Brown. Together they have four children, four grandchildren, and are members of Faith Assembly of God Church.

Cecil Bell

Cecil Bell, Jr. is a sixth generation Texan whose family has been in the State of Texas since 1852. The oldest of three siblings, Cecil was born in Rosenberg but raised all across Texas.

A 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist for the Southwest Region, Cecil serves as the CEO of six active enterprises, providing clients with a variety of services and creating jobs for Texans. Driven by his strong entrepreneurial nature, Cecil has been self-employed at B-5 Construction Co., Inc. since 1983, constructing water and wastewater treatment facilities. Tejas Underground Utilities, incorporated in 1997, provides installation of underground utilities.

Cecil’s support for the future of our community and willingness to volunteer his personal time and resources can be seen in his community service. Cecil remains Chairman of the Montgomery County Pct. 5 TCLEOSE Training Facility and has served as the Chairman of the Greater Magnolia Economic Development Partnership and President of the Magnolia ISD School Board of Trustees. He is a charter member of the local rotary who also supports his local FFA, youth clubs, area churches and community organizations.

As a Life Member of the NRA and the TSRA, Cecil believes in our 2nd Amendment right to have and bear arms.

Cecil’s cow/calf ranching operations, located in Leon and Freestone Counties, demonstrate his personal commitment to his Texas heritage and to agriculture in Texas.

Cecil met his high school sweetheart and now-wife, Jo Ann, at the 1979 National Meeting of the Beta Club Honor Society. The Bells moved to Magnolia in 1993. He and Jo Ann have two boys. Cecil “Trey” Bell, III is a 2010 graduate of Magnolia West High School and Charlie is a freshman at Tarleton State University. The Bell family attends the Magnolia Church of Christ, where Cecil served many years as a Deacon.

Donna Campbell

Senator Donna Campbell is a double-board certified physician, woman of faith, and proud mother of four daughters who represents the six counties which make up Senate District 25, stretching from San Antonio to Austin.

Senator Campbell was born on a naval base and grew up with a great respect for the military and law enforcement. Her father served in the U.S. Navy and later as a trooper in the highway patrol. Her mother worked in factories most of her life until becoming an R.N. at the age of 48.

Senator Campbell completed her Masters of Nursing from Texas Woman's University, as a Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist as well as Nursing Administration. She received her M.D. from Texas Tech University, where she was part of the AOA, the honor society for medical schools. She completed her residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and was awarded the prestigious Morton Award as an outstanding resident in ophthalmology at the Hermann Eye Center.

Senator Campbell has served as the Emergency Department Medical Director for several hospitals, including working for the third largest emergency medicine group in the country. She has also been a county health officer and an EMS Medical director. She has performed hundreds of eye surgeries in Ghana, West Africa, volunteering with the Christian Eye Ministry, and later International Aid.

In her first session, Senator Campbell established herself as one of the most conservative voices in the Senate, advocating for fiscal responsibility, education reform, veterans assistance, and protecting Second Amendment rights. She currently sits on the Education, Transportation, Jurisprudence, and Veterans Affairs and Military Installations Committees, as well as serving as vice-chair of the Nominations Committee.

Donna Campbell and her husband Stan reside in New Braunfels with their youngest daughter. She feels blessed to serve Senate District 25 and looks forward to continued service for the State of Texas.

Bill Zedler

State Representative Bill Zedler was first elected in 2002 to represent District 96 in the Texas House of Representatives. House District 96 includes portions of Arlington, Fort Worth, Mansfield, and Burleson, and all of Crowley and Kennedale, in southeast Tarrant County.


Representative Zedler is a 30-year resident of Arlington, where he and his wife, Ellen, raised their family. Active in his community, he serves on the Advisory Board of the Arlington Pregnancy Center and has been an Elder at Park Springs Bible Church. Additionally, he is a member of the Arlington Kiwanis Club, as well as various local chambers of commerce.

Conservative Bills for Bill Zedler

Courageous Conservative Award

State Rep. Bill Zedler (R-Arlington) is a Courageous Conservative for his outstanding record in the 82nd Texas Legislature. Rep. Zedler earned a score of 95.16 on the comprehensive TCC scorecard, the second-highest rating in the House. 

Cindy Burkett

Cindy Burkett was elected in 2010 to represent Mesquite, Balch Springs, and Sunnyvale in the Texas House of Representatives. Cindy and her husband, Air Force veteran Mike Burkett, have lived in Mesquite for over twenty five years, and all three of her children graduated from Mesquite ISD schools.

Cindy is the co-owner of Highline Enterprises.  She has a BA in Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, where she graduated in 2004. Currently, she serves on the Elections and Criminal Jurisprudence Committees.

Conservative Bills for Cindy Burkett

Outstanding Freshman Conservative

In her freshman session in the Texas House of Representatives, Rep. Cindy Burkett passed four of the eight bills she filed.  She also signed the TCC Pledge with Texans, and kept her word, scoring 100 percent on all Pledge with Texans votes. 

Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy represents House District 133 in the Texas Legislature. He also represented this district from 2006 to 2008.

 

Murphy was twice elected and served from 1997 to 2006 on the Houston Community College Board of Trustees. Today, HCC is our nation’s tenth largest college and a key player in regional workforce training.

Murphy’s business leadership includes service as a board member of the Houston West Chamber of Commerce, West Houston Medical Center and as Past Chairman of the Association of Commercial Real Estate Professionals. Jim is an active member of the Greater Houston Partnership, the Houston Association of Realtors, and the Urban Land Institute. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Houston Realty Business Coalition, Making It Better, and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory.

 

 

Conservative Bills for Jim Murphy

HB 701 - Margins Tax Relief

State Representative Jim Murphy (R-Houston) has filed HB 701, which will extend margins tax relief for small businesses in Texas. The bill is a Pledge with Texans conservative priority that will keep small business owners from receiving a higher tax bill.   

House Bill 509

Representative Jim Murphy, who co-chaired an interim State Taxation Task Force along with Senators Ken Paxton and Dan Patrick, has filed legislation to phase-out the franchise tax on Texas businesses.

Linda Harper-Brown

Elected to the Texas House by a landslide in 2002, Linda Harper-Brown was sworn into the Texas House of Representatives on January 14, 2003.

Throughout her tenure as a State Representative, Linda continues to focus on finding fiscally responsible solutions for our state budget, protecting Texas jobs, keeping Texans moving on our roadways, and finding ways to repair Texas’ education system. 

 

Conservative Bills for Linda Harper-Brown

Linda Harper-Brown

Representative Linda Harper-Brown authored and helped to pass HB 2291, which increases public awareness of changes in property tax rates. This important tax transparency bill will help home and business owners keep their property taxes in check.

 

Check the status of the bill on the Texas Legislature Online website.  

 

Linda Harper-Brown

Representative Harper-Brown was first sworn into the Texas House on January 14, 2003.  Throughout her tenure as a State Representative, Linda has continued to focus on finding fiscally responsible solutions for our state budget, protecting Texas jobs, keeping Texans moving on our roadways, and finding ways to repair Texas' education system.

 

House Bill 716

House Bill 716 would phase-out the franchise tax, freeing businesses from burdensome cost and compliance issues.  According to a Beacon Hill Institute study, the state could benefit from tens of thousands of new jobs & billions in investment.  

Dan Flynn

As State Representative for the 2nd District, Dan Flynn represents the citizens of Hunt, Rains and Van Zandt Counties.  He was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2003, with over 35 years experience in the banking and business industry under his belt.

Dan Flynn was chosen to serve on the State Affairs Committee in the 80th session by Speaker Tom Craddick and in 2006, he was inducted into the Texas National Guard.  Flynn was also appointed to serve on the Sunset Commission, overseeing the operations of Texas' statewide commissions.  Currently, Representative Flynn is the Vice Chairman of the Border and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee and is a member of the Pensions, Investments and Financial Services Committee.

Representative Flynn, a cattle rancher and businessman, lives in Van, Texas with his wife Susan.

Conservative Bills for Dan Flynn

House Bill 3750

HB 3750 requires all state agencies to submit a zero-based budget.  The budget must include a detailed accounting of activities conducted by each agency in order to help maintain an effective check against government spending.

 

Check the status of the bill on the Texas Legislature Online website.

Dan Flynn

Rep. Dan Flynn was elected to represent District 2 of the Texas House in 2002.  He currently serves on the House Committee on Pensions, Investments & Financial Services, where he plays an important role with over 35 years of banking and business experience.

 

 

House Bill 48

Representative Dan Flynn, who received the TCC Courageous Conservative Award, passed strong Second Amendment legislation in the 83rd Legislature: House Bill 48, which makes it easier to renew a Concealed Handgun License.  

Phil King

As State Representative for the 61st District, Phil King represents the people of Parker and Wise Counties in the Texas Legislature. He has earned a reputation as a principle-driven conservative who consistently provides key leadership in passing some of Texas´ most sweeping public policy legislation.

Prior to serving in the legislature, King served as a Captain in the Fort Worth Police Department, an instructor at Dallas Baptist University and a Parker County Justice of the Peace. He received a BBA and MBA from Dallas Baptist University and in 1993 earned a law degree from Texas Wesleyan University. Currently, he is a practicing attorney in Weatherford. Representative King and his family are active members of Trinity Bible Church. Phil and his wife Terry are the proud parents of six children and one grandson.

Conservative Bills for Phil King

House Bill 1660 - Pledge with Texans Bill

House bill 1660 improves the administration of the property tax by requiring that one member of the board of directors of an appraisal district be elected.  The addition of an elected director and changes to the appointment of other directors will make appraisal districts more responsive to taxpayers. 

 

Check the status of the bill on the Texas Legislature Online website.

Phil King

In the 81st Legislature, Rep. Phil King authored and passed HB 469.  The bill created incentives for the implementation of certain "clean energy projects" which capture and sequester carbon dioxide that would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere.

 

Check the status of the bill on the Texas Legislature Online website.  

Courageous Conservative Award

In the 82nd Texas Legislature, State Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) scored 93.95 percent on the comprehensive TCC scorecard, earning the third-highest ranking in all of the Texas House of Representatives. Rep. King is a Courageous Conservative.

Jodie Laubenberg

State Representative Jodie Laubenberg is serving her fourth term in the Texas Legislature. She represents District 89, which includes Rockwall County as well as Northern and Eastern Collin County. 

Representative Laubenberg has strongly supported key accomplishments of the Texas Legislature during her first three terms in the legislature: closing huge budget shortfalls without raising taxes; strengthening private property rights; promoting government transparency through record votes and online access to agency spending; and toughening judicial recourse against child predators. Jodie also has worked to strengthen parental consent laws and strongly supported giving Texas voters the right, in a statewide election, to affirm traditional marriage. Former U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey has said about Representative Laubenberg, "In Austin and here at home, Jodie Laubenberg has proven she is a leader that the people of Collin and Rockwall Counties can count on. She has consistently taken stands on behalf of conservative principles and the taxpayers of District 89." 

Jodie and her husband Bob, have two children: David, a recent graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, and Liz, a college junior.

Conservative Bills for Jodie Laubenberg

House Bill 1700

The fragile beginnings of human life must be valued and protected against experimentation.  House Bill 1700 prevents Cancer Research and Prevention funds from being used for embryonic stem cell research, a process that kills human embryos.

 

Check the status of the bill at the Texas Legislature Online website.   

Jodie Laubenberg

Rep. Jodie Laubenberg is a strong conservative in the Texas House, representing the citizens of District 89.  Rep. Laubenberg fights to advance and defend the TCC LIFT principles of limited government, individual liberty, free enterprise and traditional values and has made these principles the cornerstone of her policy action in the Texas Legislature.

 

Rep. Jodie Laubenberg

In the 82nd Legislature, State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg adhered to and advanced conservative principles, making her a "Courageous Conservative."  With a score of 94.15 on the comprehensive TCC scorecard, making her the third-most conservative member of the Texas House. 

House Bill 2 (2nd Special Session)

Representative Jodie Laubenberg - a TCC Courageous Conservative - authored the landmark pro-life legislation that the Legislature passed in the Second Special Session to protect innocent life and to better guard the health & safety of Texas women.  

Tan Parker

State Representative Tan Parker represents District 63 and the citizens of Denton County.  Parker began his career in government serving as an intern in the White House under President George H.W. Bush at the direction of C. Boyden Gray, the former Counsel to the President. Parker has a long record of service to the Republican Party, including being a Strike Force leader in the George W. Bush Presidential Campaigns, a President of the University of Dallas College Republicans, State Chairman, College Republicans of Texas, Co-founder, Denton County Young Republicans, and has volunteered in numerous Republican campaigns for more than 17 years.

Representative Parker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Philosophy from the University of Dallas, and a Master's Degree in Economics with concentration in International Business from the London School of Economics. He has received additional executive education from the University of Pennsylvania, Aresty Institute within the Wharton School of Business.  Parker resides in Flower Mound, Texas with his wife Beth and daughters Lauren and Ashley.

Conservative Bills for Tan Parker

Tan Parker

State Representative Tan Parker co-authored and passed HB 1196.  The bill establishes that if a business that receives a public subsidy is convicted of knowingly employing unauthorized aliens, the business is required to repay the subsidy with interest.

 

Rep. Tan Parker

State Rep. Tan Parker was a "Courageous Conservative" leader in the 82nd Texas Legislature.  His score of 93.79 on the comprehensive TCC scorecard ranks fourth highest in the Texas House for last session.

Larry Taylor

State Representative Larry Taylor was elected as the Representative for Galveston County, District 24, in 2002 and is currently serving his third term in office. Representative Taylor is a lifelong Texan with deep roots in Galveston County; his mother's family first arrived there in 1848.  After attending Friendswood schools from first through twelfth grades, he graduated with a BBA from Baylor University in 1982. 

Representative Taylor's acknowledgements include the Defender of the American Dream award given by Americans for Prosperity in April 2006, the Heritage Alliance's 2007 Conservative Leader Award, and the 2007 Champion for Free Enterprise honor from the Texas Association of Business. 

Representative Taylor was born and raised in Friendswood, Texas where he still resides with his wife, Kerri, and their three children: Trudy, Carly, and Jake. 

Conservative Bills for Larry Taylor

HB 4410 - Pledge with Texans Bill

House Bill 4410 creates a truly mandate-free health insurance plan that will make health insurance a more affordable option for more individuals, families, and businesses.

 

Check the status of the bill on the Texas Legislature Online website.

Larry Taylor

Rep. Larry Taylor sponsored and passed SB 541. The bill created mandate free health insurance in Texas which allowed individuals to purchase health insurance specific to their needs.  The bill eliminated unnecessary mandates that increase the cost of health insurance and thereby created more affordable health insurance, more choice, and empowered consumers.

 

Charles "Doc" Anderson

A graduate of the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine, Charles "Doc" Anderson began his involvement in the political process as an advocate for small business. He served on committees for the Texas Association of Business and the National Federation of Independent Businesses and was appointed to the Texas Small Business Advisory Council by Governor Perry.  Dr. Anderson was first elected to represent District 56 (Waco and 3/4ths of McLennan County) in 2004 and is currently serving in his third term.

Representative Anderson has introduced major legislation concerning school bus safety belts, Jessica's Law, and a constitutional amendment to require a two-thirds vote of the legislature in order to raise the 1% business franchise tax. In his first term, he successfully obtained partial funding for the construction of the new Company F Headquarters for the Texas Rangers, which will also house a public education center on the Rangers. Waco officials and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum had been seeking state aid for this project for nearly ten years.  Dr. Anderson has been married to his wife Sandie for over 27 years and together they have one son and one grandson.  Dr. Anderson raises cattle at his ranch in McLennan County.

Conservative Bills for Charles "Doc" Anderson

HJR 30 - Pledge List Bill

The franchise tax creates a burden on businesses.  While we fight to keep them down, HJR 30 proposes a constitutional amendment requiring any increase in a rate of the franchise tax be approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house of the legislature.

 

Check the status of the bill on the Texas Legislature Online website.

Doc Anderson

State Representative Charles "Doc" Anderson represents the citizens of Waco in District 56. Rep. Anderson plays an important role in the conservative fight serving as Vice-Chairman of the Agriculture and Livestock committee and the committee on Pensions, Investments & Financial Services.

 

Angie Chen Button

State Representative Angie Chen Button joins the Texas House for its 81st session. Representative Button was elected to House District 112, which includes parts of Richardson and Garland in Dallas County.  Before her election to the Texas House in 2008, Button had a long record of public service and community involvement in the Metroplex.  She served in leadership positions with Chambers of Commerce, a citizen coalition, and for other civic and non-profit organizations. She has also been part of the Dallas Assembly, the Dallas Summit, and the Women's Museum Advisory Board. 

Button was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1954. As a child, her seven person family lived in a 300 square foot, one-room hut without a kitchen or a bathroom. Button credits education with bringing her a better life. Button is a CPA with Masters' degrees in Public Finance and Management Sciences and has also worked for Texas Instruments since 1981, where she promotes American products internationally as a Marketing Manager.  Button met her husband Darcy as a graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas. They have lived in Richardson and Garland for 30 years. Their son, Dane is an RISD and University of Texas Graduate. 

Conservative Bills for Angie Chen Button

House Bill 1277

It is important that Texas be able to retain large-scale businesses that create and retain jobs.  HB 1277 authorizes the Texas Enterprise Fund to be used for job retention purposes in times of high unemployment in Texas, as determined by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Check the status of the bill on the Texas Legislature Online website.

Angie Chen-Button

Rep. Angie Chen-Button is a strong supporter of business growth and limiting taxes in Texas.  This session, as a freshman legislator, Angie was the primary author and helped to pass HB 1205 which facilitates certain property tax refunds to residents of Harris and Dallas counties. 

Tom Craddick

When State Representative Tom Craddick was 25 years old, he decided to seek office in the Texas House of Representatives as a Republican from his hometown of Midland. At the time, Texas was a one-party state, and many, incuding his father, thought him foolhardy. But Craddick proved his father and many others wrong, and was elected as one of only nine Republicans in the 150-seat House. 

His tenure has been characterized by landmark events. His initial years at the Capitol were focused on revitalizing the Texas GOP, but in 1971 he gained respect from both sides when he joined a bipartisan group of reformists dubbed "The Dirty 30" that was pushing for changes in House Ethics. On January 11, 2003 he made state history when, subsequent to his 34-year tenure in the Texas House of Representatives, he became the first Republican Speaker-after helping gain the Republican Majority in the House-for the first time in more than 130 years.  Craddick served as speaker from January 2003 - January 2009. During that time, Texas went from a $10 billion budget shortfall to a $10 billion budget surplus. The legislature passed landmark tort reform which reduced frivolous lawsuits and reversed skyrocketing medical liability insurance costs, resulting in more doctors moving to Texas and expanding access to care. The legislature also passed the largest property tax cut in Texas history under Speaker Craddick's watch, and reformed a school finance system that had been ruled unconstitutional by the Texas Supreme Court. 

Craddick holds both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Texas Tech University. Craddick married the former Nadine Nayfa, a native of Sweetwater, in 1969. They have two children, Christi and Thomas Russell, Jr. and two grandchildren Tripp and Claire.

Conservative Bills for Tom Craddick

Tom Craddick

Under the leadership of Speaker Tom Craddick, the Texas Legislature was able to balance a deficit of $7.4 billion without raising taxes.  Speaker Craddick's leadership helped move Texas away from the path of perennially increasing spending while ensuring that the state was able to fulfill its core responsibilites to citizens.

 

Myra Crownover

State Representative Myra Crownover  was elected to the Texas House of Representatives to represent the citizens of District 64.  In her tenure, Representative Crownover has received the "Freedom and Family" award and has been ranked one of the "Texas Top Ten" for her conservative voting record. Representative Crownover has been recognized several times over for her pro-conservative, pro-business stance on issues affecting both the Denton area as well as the State of Texas.

Myra Crownover was raised in Colorado City, Texas, where she graduated from Colorado High School. Representative Crownover began her career as a public school teacher, and is currently co-owner of Robinson Drilling Company, president of Crownover, Inc., a director of Northstar Bank, and has business interests in real estate and ranching.

Conservative Bills for Myra Crownover

Myra Crownover

Health Savings Accounts allow individuals to act as consumers, giving them greater control over their health care and allowing them to limit costs.  Rep. Crownover has authored legislation which would give state employees the option to open a Health Savings Account, providing a cost savings to the state and more choice for the state employee.

Kelly Hancock

State Representative Kelly Hancock was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006, to serve the citizens of District 91 - Tarrant County.  During the 80th Legislative Session, Representative Hancock co-authored 18 pieces of legislation, including several addressing public school issues and the education of our state's children. Hancock was named a "Fighter for Free Enterprise" by the Texas Association of Business and recognized as one of the most conservative legislators by the Texas Heritage Alliance. 

Representative Hancock is honored and humbled to be able to give back to the community where he grew up, through his service and allegiance to District 91. He remains committed to working with local and state officials to ensure that Northeast Tarrant County's constituents are always well represented. 

Representative Hancock graduated from Baylor University. He married his high school and college sweetheart Robin Harrison in 1987. They live in North Richland Hills and have three children: Chloe, Skylar and Harrison. As a family, the Hancocks stay very involved in the community through their participation in school, church and community events.

Conservative Bills for Kelly Hancock

HB 1192 - Pledge with Texans Bill

State and federal mandates on schools require excessive administrative time and labor, energy that could be used furthering the education of Texas students. HB 1192 creates a pilot program to exempt high performing school districts from state mandates.

 

Check the status of the bill on the Texas Legislature online website.

Kelly Hancock

In the 81st legislative session Rep. Kelly Hancock authored and passed HB 2256, the legislation addresses the lack of price transparency in emergency care and creates a mediation process for situations in which individuals unknowingly receive costly out-of-network charges after they receive emergency care in a hospital.

 

HB 581 & HJR 58

HB 581 & HJR 58, by State Rep. Kelly Hancock, would amend the existing state spending limit, defining the rate of growth of appropriations based on population growth and inflation, rather the more nebulous and permissive "rate of growth of the state's economy." 

Patricia Harless

State Representative Patricia Fincher Harless is a fourth generation Texan with deep roots in the community as an active small business and civic leader. Her mother and father started a family automobile dealership in 1959; Harless became the Chief Financial Officer in 1984, where she integrated, reorganized, balanced and controlled assets to achieve profitability. Harless purchased the family business after her father's death and is the current owner of Fred Fincher Motors in Houston. 

Harless has a strong commitment to the Republican Party. An active member of Cherry Tree Republican Club, Northwest Forest Republican Women, Texas Tea Republicans, Cyfair Republican Women and Texas Federation of Republican Women, she has worked at the grassroots and finance committee level for several local, state, and national campaigns. Harless was appointed by then Governor George W. Bush and re-appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Texas Motor Vehicle Board (1998-2005).

Harless was born in Houston, Texas where she attended Spring ISD and Candlestick Christian Academy. She received a BS in Business Management from LeTourneau University. Harless lives in District 126 with her husband of 21 years, Sam Harless and her son, Samuel Justin. They are active members of Champion Forest Baptist Church.

Conservative Bills for Patricia Harless

HB 404 - Pledge with Texans Bill

Sanctuary cities which turn a blind eye to illegal immigrants serve to exacerbate the problems of illegal immigration.  House Bill 404 revokes state funds from local governments that adopt a policy under which they refuse to enforce immigration laws. 

 

Check the status of House Bill 404 on the Texas Legislature Online website.  

Patricia Harless

Patricia Harless is a strong supporter of truth in taxation. She has fought tirelessly for transparency in the state budget so that dedicated funds, like the state highway fund, are used for their intended purpose. 

 

 

SB 14 - Photo Voter ID

Senate Bill 14 will require individuals to show photo identification before voting. Eliminating voter fraud is an essential part of protecting voter rights, because every fraudulent vote cancels out a legitimate vote. The United States Supreme Court has ruled voter identification to be constitutional. Voter ID was designated as an emergency item by Governor Rick Perry at the start of the 82nd Legislative Session.

Tim Kleinschmidt

State Representative Tim Kleinschmidt was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008.  Kleinschmidt is a Lee County attorney, rancher, family-man and civic leader serving Texas House District 17, which includes all or parts of Bastrop, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette and Lee and Brazos counties. 

A longtime city attorney for the cities of Giddings and Lexington, Kleinschmidt has practiced law for 27 years in Central Texas. He is a member and president of the Lee County Bar Association.  He also belongs to the Lee County Farmers Co-op, the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, the Texas Wildlife Association as well as numerous other organizations. 

A lifelong resident of Lee County, Tim was raised by two public school educators. The Lexington High School gymnasium is named for his father, A.P. Kleinschmidt, a legendary local school superintendent. Tim and his wife Anna raised their three children in Lee County and sent them to Lexington public schools. 

Conservative Bills for Tim Kleinschmidt

Tim Kleinschmidt

Rep. Kleinschmidt co-authored and helped to pass HB 2291, which increases public awareness of changes in property tax rates.  This important tax transparency bill will help home and business owners to keep their property taxes in check.

 

Check the status of the bill on the Texas Legislature Online website.

Senate Bill 18 - Protecting Private Property Rights

State Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt (R-Lexington) is one of the House Co-Sponsors of Senate Bill 18, which will protect private property rights by limiting the power of eminent domain. 

Lois Kolkhorst

State Representative Lois W. Kolkhorst is a member of the Texas House of Representatives, serving House District 13, which includes Austin, Grimes, Walker, and Washington Counties. 

Representative Kolkhorst has gained accolades for a broad legislative agenda with significant statewide impact. Kolkhorst has authored and sponsored a long list of bills, tackling issues as varied as criminal justice and prison reforms, education funding, agriculture policies, consumer rights issues, economic development, community housing issues, as well as domestic violence legislation. As a staunch supporter of private property rights, Kolkhorst has gained national attention for questioning the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor system of privatized super-highways. She has also passed legislation to address the costs incurred by illegal immigration. 

A native of Brenham and Washington County, she is a 1988 graduate of Texas Christian University, where she received a BS in Advertising and Public Relations.  An accomplished golfer, Kolkhorst served as a four-year letter winner for the TCU Lady Frog Golf Team and was also named to the Academic All-Southwest Conference Team. Besides the occasional golf game, she enjoys hunting and fishing with her husband, Jim Kolkhorst. They have two children, Lois Kate and Jake. The family lives in Brenham, while they own and operate Kolkhorst Petroleum based in the nearby city of Navasota.

Conservative Bills for Lois Kolkhorst

HB 2746 - Pledge with Texans Bill

HB 2746 proposes creating a School of Ethics, Western Civilization, and American Traditions (SEWCAT) at the University of Texas at Austin.  Its purpose is to foster an understanding of the intellectual origins and traditions of our government and society.

 

Check the status of the bill on the Texas Legislature Online website.

Lois Kolkhorst

HB 2504, authored and passed by Rep. Lois Kolkhorst in 2009, created an important transparency reform for higher education institutions.  Public colleges are now required to offer a syllabus of each class offered along with associated costs.  As a result, families can make a more informed choice about course registration.

 

SB 7 - Health Care Compact

SB 7, a comprehensive health care efficiency and cost-saving bill, formally requests an interstate health care compact to restore state responsibility and authority over health care, without heavy-handed federal mandates. 

Tryon Lewis

State Representative Tryon Lewis, a native West Texan, was born in Kermit and grew up in Odessa. He attended Odessa College, UT Austin and Baylor Law School before returning to Odessa to practice law starting in 1973.

Representative Lewis took the bench as the 161st State District Judge in 1985, and served until his retirement in 2006. In 2008, he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives to serve the people of District 81; Andrews, Ector and Winkler Counties.  He is currently a member of the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee as well as the Committee on Public Safety.

Judge Lewis believes in serving his community and has been on the Boards of many organizations, from Meals on Wheels to the ECISD Education Foundation, the Permian Playhouse, and the Odessa Cultural Council to name a few. He is a former Chairman of the Ector County Republican Party and a former President of the Republican Men's Club. 

Tryon and his wife, Trudy, have two daughters, Eleanor and Annie.

Conservative Bills for Tryon Lewis

House Bill 2240

Prolonged domestic violence can have serious consequences for victims. Current law treats each instance of domestic violence as a separate case. Rep. Lewis authored and helped to pass HB 2240 which creates stronger penalties for multiple cases within a one year period, strengthening protection for the victims of domestic violence.

 

Check the status of the bill on the Texas Legislature Online website. 

Rob Orr

State Representative Rob Orr represents the citizens of District 58, Johnson and Bosque Counties, in the Texas House. He notes that the position of State Representative is one of the most challenging and exciting jobs of his professional career and he is proud to be working on behalf of the State of Texas. 

Representative Orr is a member of the Business and Industry Committee, the Land and Resource Management Committee and the Local and Consent Calendars Committee. 

Representative Orr is the Broker/Owner of Orr & Associates Real Estate in Burleson. He and his wife, Pam, who is also a Realtor, have 5 children and one grandchild.

Conservative Bills for Rob Orr

HB 4 - Pledge with Texans Bill

A strong right to own private property is at the root of a free society.  House Bill 4 enacts protections for landowners to safeguard against eminent domain abuse by government.  The bill also gives greater recourse for landowners who face eminent domain proceedings.

 

The right to hold private property is a well-documented principle of the Founding Fathers.  William Blackstone, whose Commentaries on the Laws of England shaped much of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, wrote that "the law of the land... postpone[s] even public necessity to the sacred and inviolable rights of private property."Thomas Jefferson stated: "all power is inherent in the people... they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of
religion, freedom of property, and freedom of press." Thomas Paine, in Rights of Man, cites property, along with liberty, security, and resistance of oppression, as chief among inherent individual rights."

 

Justice Joseph Story (on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1812 to 1845), notes that duty in Commentaries on the Constitution (1833): "personal security and private property rest entirely upon the wisdom, the stability, and the integrity of the courts of justice."

 

Check the status of the bill at the Texas Legislature Online website.    

Larry Phillips

State Representative Larry Phillips was elected to represent Fannin and Grayson Counties in House District 62 in January 2003.  He is Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on General Investigating and Ethics, Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation, and serves on the House Committee on Culture, Recreation, and Tourism.  In 2009 he was appointed to the interim Legislative Study Committee on Private Participation in Toll Projects and chaired the interim Select Committee on State Schools.  He was most recently appointed chair of the interim Select Committee on Transportation Funding. 

He received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University; then attended law school at the University of Houston.  Larry is a partner in the Sherman law firm of Siebman, Reynolds, Burg, Phillips, & Smith L.L.P and serves on the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association Board of Directors.

Larry and his wife, Robin, have three children; Sidney, Henry and Meribeth, and are active in the Sherman Bible Church.

Conservative Bills for Larry Phillips

Larry Phillips

State Rep. Larry Phillips was elected to represent House District 62, in 2002.  He currently plays an important role in the conservative fight, serving as the Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on General Investigating and Ethics and of the House Committee on Transportation, he also serves on the Committee on Culture, Recreation, and Tourism.

 

Ralph Sheffield

State Representative Ralph Sheffield, a Texas native, was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2008 to represent District 55, encompassing the majority of Bell County. A brief look at Ralph Sheffield's career in business and civic involvement reveals several constant traits: service, leadership, results. 

Representativer Sheffield's civic involvement extends statewide. He served as President of the Texas Restaurant Association from 2002-2003 and represented over five thousand restaurant owners in Austin to advocate for less government and fewer government intrusions into small business. He was named the "Small Businessman of the Year" by the Small Business Administration, and currently serves as Chairman of the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation. 

Ralph and his wife Debbie have deep ties to Bell County where they have built a business and raised four, now adult, children-- Ashley, Adrienne, Josh, and Ben. They have made great contributions to many Bell County charitable and civic organizations, both as board members and financial supporters. Ralph was born in Waco, Texas and graduated from Richfield High School in 1973.  He and Debbie attend First United Methodist Church of Temple.

Conservative Bills for Ralph Sheffield

HB 3671

Rep. Sheffield authored and passed HB 3671, which reduces the paperwork required to transfer an inmate from a county jail to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  This bill reduces bureaucracy and facilitates the work of criminal justice professionals at the local and state level.

 

Check the status of the bill on the Texas Legislature Online website.

 

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