Bryan Hughes trounced challenger Mary Lookadoo in the race for the Republican nomination for Representative of Texas House District 5.
Congratulations Representative Hughes!
On the day of the primary elections (May 29, 2012) Hughes also announced his intention to run for the Texas Speaker of the House. Hughes looks to take on Speaker Joe Straus who also won his bid for re-election.
(Unofficial Election Results)
State Representative District 5
Republican for the Texas House of Representatives - District 5
TEAParty911.com Founder Endorses Bryan Hughes in Texas HD-5
Sulphur Springs, TX, April 25, 2012 -- TEAParty911.com founder, Michael Kinzie, today announced his endorsement of Bryan Hughes in his bid to retain his seat as the Representative of Texas House District 5. Kinzie said of Hughes, “Bryan Hughes was my first hero in Texas politics. In 2010 when he publicly withdrew his support of Joe Straus and outed Straus’ (alleged) plan to use redistricting to punish his enemies, I was amazed at this man’s political courage. That kind of courage is all too rare in Texas politics.”
Bryan Hughes is the incumbent Representative of Texas House District 5 and has been endorsed by conservative heavyweights such as Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, and Young Conservatives of Texas. Hughes also has the endorsements of all 6 Republican County Chairmen of Texas House District 5.
Hughes now faces a Republican primary challenger in Mary Lookadoo who is the superintendent of the Mineola ISD.
Kinzie concluded his statement with, “Bryan Hughes has demonstrated that he is a man of integrity and if that were not enough, his conservative credentials are off the charts. Bryan Hughes has my admiration, my respect, and my endorsement in his bid for re-election as the Representative of District 5 in the Texas House of Representatives.”
Bryan Hughes represents District Five in the Texas House of Representatives. He is Vice-Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and serves on the Human Services Committee. He is Vice Chair of the Rural Caucus and Joint Presiding Officer of the Health & Human Services Eligibility System Legislative Oversight Committee. Bryan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Conservative Coalition.
Born and raised in East Texas, he attended Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler, receiving his BBA in Economics, cum laude, in 1992. From there he went on to Baylor University School of Law, where he received his law degree in 1995.
He 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.
In 2007, Tyler Junior College honored Bryan with its Valuable Young Alumnus award. And in 2008 he was chosen by his law school as the Baylor Young Lawyer of the Year.
He has received numerous awards for his work in the Legislature, including the Taxpayer Hero Award from Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, the Horizon Award from Texas Right to Life, and “Defender of the American Dream” from Americans for Prosperity.
Bryan is a Fifth generation Texan and the first member of his family to receive a Bachelor’s degree. He practices law in East Texas where he represents working families and small businesses. Bryan is a leader in his church, a Red Cross disaster relief volunteer, and active in civic and community organizations.