Says she will be able to “best represent the views, values, and priorities of Central Texas and the Brazos Valley”
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Waco, TX: On Saturday morning at the Waco Hippodrome, Congressman Bill Flores (R-Bryan) announced his endorsement of Renee Swann to become the first Congresswoman in the 100-year history of the Texas Congressional District 17.
“After I announced my decision to retire, I have received hundreds of requests for feedback and/or endorsements regarding the current slate of GOP candidates that are running in the Republican Primary to succeed me. Having made careful consideration and thoughtful reviews of each of those candidates, their experience, their positions on critical issues, the depth of their ties to this district, and the viability of their campaign operations, I have decided to make an endorsement.
"I am doing this for two reasons – first, to ensure that this Congressional district has the best possible representation in Congress, and second, to provide feedback to the numerous constituent requests I received regarding the large group of current candidates,” said Congressman Flores. “It has become obvious to me that Renee Swann is the best candidate to become our Republican nominee.”
In his endorsement announcement, Congressman Flores cited many factors for his decision to endorse Renee Swann, including deep ties to the community, background as a healthcare executive who built a business with her husband from scratch, commitment to follow in his footsteps and self-term limit in addition to a commitment to vote for limits on Congressman, and deeply held conservative and Texas values.
“I am truly honored by Congressman Flores’s faith in me and I am so thankful for the example that he set by the way he has represented our community over the last decade. For good reason, Congressman Flores is widely respected throughout every corner of our district,” said Renee Swann. “We both come from backgrounds in the business community where we felt the heavy-hand of federal regulations and mandates. I share his vision of delivering limited-government results that empower the people of this district instead of government and I am hopeful I will be as effective as Congressman Flores has been in exemplifying what it means to be a true citizen servant.”
**Congressman Flores’s entire endorsement statement is attached below.
***Photos from the event and video to follow later today
About Renee: Raised in West Texas alongside roughnecks, farmers, and members of our military, Renee Swann is a former healthcare executive and Waco small-business Chief Operations Officer at the Brazos Eye Surgery of Texas. Together with her husband of 42 years, they have cared for more than 50,000 of their central Texas neighbors and friends. A limited-government conservative, Renee wants to fight