10:29 am CST - April 16, 2012
Posted under On The Record
Texas Insider Report: MINEOLA, Texas – “Republicans need a leader & fighter to help us stand against federal intrusion into Texas. State Rep. Bryan Hughes has the guts to get the job done,” said Titus County Republican Chairman Sue Evenwel, adding to Hughes’ strong support as Hughes announced the endorsement of all six Republican County Chairs in House District 5.
In making her endorsement, Helen Heavey said, “Bryan Hughes has always stood for what is right. We share his conservative values that focus on family, life, education, fiscal responsibility, and freedom.”
Helen Heavey is the County Chair for Wood County and a longtime activist for the Republican Party.
Representative Bryan Hughes said, “It’s really humbling for me to have the support of these local Republican leaders. These are the people who work for good government. These are the folks who are working every day to elect conservatives up and down the ballot. They serve us all, and I am very grateful to have their endorsement.”
“The thing I appreciate most about Bryan is his personal touch to the job. I have known Bryan for a long time and even when he was not our state representative he helped me any time I called upon him. He has a reputation of respect for the people he serves and they respect him. There is a relationship of trust that we need to continue to work for us in Austin. Bryan is our state representative,” said Charlene Irwin, Morris County Republican Chair.
Adding support, Evenwel of Titus County said, “I’m proud to endorse him for re-election as our state representative.”
Smith County Republican Chairman Ashton Oravetz said,
“Conservatives across the district & the state know that Bryan works to advance freedom and limited government. He works – to strengthen our business climate, restrict frivolous lawsuits, and to direct our precious education dollars into the classroom.
“He supports our children and teachers, and he supports our families and businesses. I wish Bryan the best in the upcoming legislative session, and I wholeheartedly endorse him for reelection,” said Oravetz, Smith County Republican Chairman and a retired professor of Tyler Junior College.
Republican Chairman of Camp County, Dr. Rex Law, said, “Integrity, honesty, and proven results are important to me when selecting my state representative. Bryan strives for these qualities and has served us with dignity in Austin. Bryan has always gone the extra mile to insure Northeast Texas has its values take care of in Austin. We need to keep him serving us.”
Affirming Dr. Law?s endorsement, Rusty Basham, Chairman of Rains County Republican Party said “Representative Bryan Hughes has been a crucial member of our East Texas delegation. In difficult times like today we need experience and character in our leaders Bryan is a leader for East Texas.”
Bryan Hughes is a fifth generation Texan and an East Texas native. A proud product of our public schools, Bryan was the first member of his family to receive a Bachelor?s degree, graduating cum laude from UT Tyler. As a small businessman and attorney, he knows about hard work and the value of a dollar. He was chosen in 2007 as Tyler Junior College?s Valuable Young Alumnus, and in 2008 he was honored as the Baylor Young Lawyer of the Year.
After law school Bryan was honored to be chosen by US District Judge William Steger of Tyler to serve as his Law Clerk, a position he held from 1995-1997.
In 2002 in his first run for office, he was elected with 52% of the vote. In 2004 he was reelected by a 62% margin and in 2006 with 82%.
He was unopposed for reelection in 2008 and 2010.
Hughes has also been selected as a Taxpayer Champion by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Defender of the American Dream by Americans for Prosperity, and a Fighter for Free Enterprise by the Texas Association of Business.