BREAKING: YCT Releases First Round of Endorsements

Press Releases / November 24, 2017



November 20, 2017

Contact: William Dominguez, Senior Vice Chairman

Email: [email protected]


Austin, TX — Today, Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) announced its first set of endorsements for the 2018 Republican Primary.

The endorsements announced today were for seven State Representatives and three State Senators in contested primaries and based on their high scores on YCT’s Legislative Ratings and their actions within the Legislature.

Rep. Briscoe Cain (HD 128)

Rep. Matt Rinaldi (HD 115)

Rep. Matt Schaefer (HD 6)

Rep. Jonathan Stickland (HD 92)

Rep. Tony Tinderholt (HD 94)

Rep. Matt Shaheen (HD 66)

Rep. Matt Krause (HD 93)

Sen. Konni Burton (SD 10)

Sen. Don Huffines (SD 16)

Sen. Bob Hall (SD 2)

“Each of these candidates has proven to be the most conservative choice in their respective races,” said Dominguez. “On our scorecard, each scored a 90 or above, earning a spot on our honor roll list.”

Between now and the primary, YCT will be evaluating all filed candidates up and down the ballot and will likely release additional endorsements. YCT recently released its Legislative Ratings of the 85th Legislature, which can be viewed at YCT has the most respected ratings of the state legislature and is the only conservative group to have done so over the past 22 legislative sessions.

Young Conservatives of Texas is a non-partisan organization that has promoted conservatism at universities across the Lone Star State for over three decades. The State’s most active political youth organization, YCT is composed of hundreds of members and alumni who participate in the full spectrum of politics. YCT issues the most respected ratings of the Texas legislature and is the only conservative group to have done so without interruption over the past 21 legislative sessions. For more information about YCT, please visit