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Johnny Uribe
Sam Houston State University Chapter Chair
Johnny Luis Uribe is a 23 year old Hispanic Native Texan born and raised in the great city of Houston. Johnny is currently a junior majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science at Sam Houston State University and is looking to graduate in Spring 2023.

Johnny plans to become an attorney with hopes of getting elected into political office in and from Texas.

Johnny has been fighting for conservative values since entering the 6th Grade having a strong opposition to the socialist policies of the Obama Administration and since then his views have been molded carefully by his Catholic faith, trust in God, and his trust in the Constitutions of the United States and Texas.

In his downtime, Johnny enjoys watching the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Astros while grilling and listening to some Texas Country and Tejano music.

Eat Em’ Up Kats!
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Wyatt Hill
Austin College Chapter Co-Chair
A native of Dallas, Wyatt Hill graduated from Highland Park High School in 2017 and is currently a senior majoring in History and Political Science at Austin College. A dedicated student with aspirations of earning a Ph.D. in Political Science, Wyatt is also a passionate outdoorsman and may often be found fishing atop his kayak in the evenings after class. He also enjoys traveling to new areas, having spent extensive time in Tanzania, Scotland, and New Mexico in the past two years. As co-chair, Wyatt’s goal is to break negative stereotypes by demonstrating the intellectual foundations of conservatism and advancing conservative solutions to modern problems.
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Erik Cabrera
Austin College Chapter Co-Chair
California born but Texas raised, Erik Cabrera is a junior at Austin College studying International Finance & economics and Chinese. He understands that the second most important thing to being a Texas, after loving Whataburger is good ol' Texas values. He is also a competitor at in Mock Trial at the collegiate level. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking, and camping with his friends as well as photography. His favorite memories have been hiking at Garner State Park in Concan TX, and camping in the Caprock Canyons of Briscoe County.
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Cristian Cavazos
Texas State University Chapter Chair
Born in Mission,Texas but I spent the majority of my life in Bay City, Texas where I graduated from Bay City High School. A political science major with a minor in History at Texas State University. Promoted to chapter chairman in the Spring of 2020, as chairman I hope to help people understand the conservative message through interacting with the student body at Texas State as much as possible
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Jade Kirkpatrick
West Texas A&M University Chapter Chair
Jade was born and raised in Amarillo. She graduated high school with her associates from Amarillo College and a Bible College degree from Supernatural Ministries Training Institute, a remote bible college offered by Accelerate church. She is now a rising junior and Rodgers LEAD Scholar at WTU and will be majoring in political science. Jade has worked with Christians United for Israel, Chris Ekstrom’s congressional campaign and is excited to help start YCT at WTU. In her free time she enjoys serving at her local church, coaching kids in volleyball, painting and reading a good book.
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Joshua Medeiros
Saint Edwards Chapter Chair
Joshua Medeiros is a current Junior at St. Edwards University in Austin Texas and is working towards a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He was raised in a conservative Christian household in the San Francisco Bay, and his conservative upbringing has stuck with him to this day. From very early on in his life he remembers hearing the local conservative talk radio station KSFO and on-air personalities like Mark Lavin, Rush Limbaugh, and Shaun Hannity. During High School, he decided he needed to get out of California and set his sights on the state of Texas. Since arriving he has fallen in love with the state of Texas and more importantly her values and way of life. Joshua, in his downtime, enjoys watching movies, playing video games, and working on side projects.
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Mikel Moore
University of Houston Chapter Chair
Mikel Moore is the State Chapter Director and Chapter Chairman for the Young Conservatives of Texas at the University of Houston. In this role, he has grown the conservative movement on campus and built a network of students that believe in limited government and American exceptionalism.

Last summer, Mikel served as a Law Clerk at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He assisted TPPF’s Center for the American Future in challenging government overreach through legal research and development of legal theories. He also played a role in TPPF’s defense of recently enacted election integrity laws in the State of Texas. Prior to this role, he served as a Regional Field Coordinator for the Leadership Institute. In this capacity, Mikel traveled to college campuses across the country and provided resources to conservative student leaders. He worked with various partner organizations in the movement to create a coalition of effective activists. Mikel got his start in politics with an internship at the Congressional Leadership Fund’s TX-23 Field Office. During his time as the Deputy Field Director, he helped recruit and retain volunteers to support a field effort that tallied over 400,000 door-to-door and 750,000 phone contacts. His efforts contributed to Congressman Will Hurd’s 2018 midterm election victory in a district that Hillary Clinton carried in 2016.

Mikel is currently a 2L at the University of Houston Law Center. Prior to his pursuit of a law degree, he earned a B.A. in Political Science from The University of Texas at San Antonio.
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Brandon Vincitore
Southern Methodist University Chapter Chair
Brandon was born and raised in Houston, Texas where he graduated from Cy-Fair High School in 2019. He is now a sophomore at Southern Methodist University majoring in Computer Science and Data Science with a minor in Business Administration. He is looking forward to starting the SMU chapter of YCT and promoting conservative principles on campus. In his free time, Brandon likes to work on earning his private pilot licenses and playing simulation and strategy-based video games.
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Alex Vargas
University of Texas Chapter Chair
Alex Vargas is a Houston area native and a senior at the University of Texas at Austin studying Mechanical Engineering. At a place as unfriendly to conservatives as UT Austin, he understands the importance to maintain and grow a strong, moral, conservative presence on campus. He has been interested in fighting for conservative values since the presidential election of 2012. Since then, his views have been shaped and molded by his Catholic faith and his trust in the Constitution. In his free time, he can be found fishing, working on vehicles, and competing for the UT Trap and Skeet Team.
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Ryan Poe
University of Texas at Dallas Chapter Chair
Ryan Poe, born and raised in Texas, is currently a junior at UTD studying electrical engineering. His interest in government and politics started in his high school government class, after learning about the foundational ideas behind the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Ryan started a chapter at UTD to bring a strong and vocal conservative voice onto the UTD campus. In his free time, you can find Ryan sitting down and playing board games with friends.
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Megan Harris
Baylor University Chapter Chair
Megan Harris, an Arkansas native, is a Political Science major with minors in Religion and Public Relations at Baylor University. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, spending time with family, and traveling. Megan’s interest in politics was sparked by the 2016 election and had been growing ever since. Being a strong conservative, she believes in promoting religious morality and traditional values. Megan is looking forward to growing the conservative community on campus in her time serving YCT at Baylor.
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Declan Steinke
LeTourneau University Chapter Chair
My name is Declan Steinke, and I am a Professional Flight and Aviation Maintenance major at LeTourneau University. I am fairly new to active politics, but not to Conservatism. I was raised in a Christian home and conservative values were taught to me at a young age. When I was 16, the tragic Parkland shooting occurred. After hearing every talking head in media call for gun control, I started my search for a different point of view. This led me to Ben Shapiro and began my journey into conservative philosophy. In 2019, I helped a friend start the YCT LeTourneau chapter. YCT strives to build an active base of real conservatives. I believe YCT is one of the most important organizations a campus can have, and I want to continue the work we are doing on campus and in the community around us.
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Clay Grossman
Texas Tech University Chapter Chair
Clay Grossman is from Houston and currently serves as the chapter chair for Texas Tech YCT. Previously, Clay served as the chapter Vice Chairman. Clay worked as a summer intern for McShane LLC in Nevada, a multistate political consulting firm, and is hoping to work on campaigns after graduating next Spring. His proudest accomplishment is leading doorknocking efforts for the Lubbock Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn movement, which helped abolish abortion in the Hub City. Outside of politics, Clay enjoys hiking, playing poker with his friends, and watching Texas Tech football.
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Sayers Collins
East Texas Baptist University Chapter Chair
Sayers Collins a currently attending East Texas Baptist University and majoring in Political Science with a minor in History. He is a pitcher on the baseball team going into his junior year at ETBU. Sayers intends to use his faith to lead him into a government position to help others and spread conservative principles.
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Andy Armato
University of Dallas Chapter Chair
Andy Armato is the chairman for the YTC-University of Dallas chapter. Andy is a Class of 2024 business major. In his free time Andy enjoys reading political philosophy, making coffee, and going camping. Andy grew up with University of Dallas in his back yard and got to hang around the students of the campus as he was maturing in his political ideals and personal morals. Andy and the UD chapter have hopes of transforming the political scene in Irving and the surrounding metroplex of DFW, as well as educating students on the benefits to society of conservatism and capitalism.
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Juan Almengor
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Chapter Chair
Juan Almengor is a Colombian who immigrated to the United States at the age of three, and was raised in Pearland, TX in a conservative Christian household, and has been raised to not take his freedom and rights for granted. In 2013 He became a United States Citizen. Juan is currently in his sophomore year at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Majoring in both Economics and Finance with a goal to attend law school. As the Chapter Chair for UMHB, He aims to expand the conservative wave and to educate on current political issues and policies. Juan was the former Communications Director for the UMHB chapter.
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Neemekh "Danny" Mudvari
University of Texas at Arlington Chapter Chair
Neemekh “Danny” Mudvari was born in the United States but grew up in the countries of Mexico and Nepal. He came back to the United States at the age of 15 and fell in love with the values, tradition and history that help build and maintain this country. He is committed to conserving those values and fighting for the United States, and Texas.
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Ellis Jacoby
Trinity University Chapter Chair
Ellis Jacoby is a Houston native, and serves as the chairman of Trinity University YCT. He is a class of 2024 political science and international studies double major minoring in German. He was homeschooled his entire life until entering college, and developed a deep appreciation for traditional values, decentralized and limited government, and the US Constitution. He hopes to promote conservative ideas on his campus and help get more conservatives elected into office. In his free time, he enjoys rooting for the Houston Astros and reading.
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Emmanuel Martinez
South Texas College Chapter Chair
Emanuel Martinez was born on October 19th, 1996. The 5th of 6 boys he was always taught the value of hard work and determination. From a young age Emanuel or “Manny” as he is better known always displayed his passion for public service. He attended Vanguard Academy Charter School in his elementary school years. He then attended STISD South Texas Preparatory Academy for Middle School and High School where he graduated from Business Education Technology Academy BETA. At BETA he helped establish the international gamers Guild club and was the founding president of the Science Club. He is currently attending South Texas College where he has acquired his Associate's degree in Business Administration. He is currently working on his bachelor's degree in Technology Management. He has held a variety of leadership roles in his academic career, all ranging from President to board member of the various Student organizations. Some of these organizations are Business Professionals of America, God 1st Club, Turning Point USA @ STC, College Republicans Club, National Society for Leadership and Success, and a variety more that he has helped establish on campus. His goal as chairman of the Young Conservatives of Texas Club here at STC is to bring the conservative message to the student community of STC.
Trace Washburn
Stephen F Austin Chapter Chair
Stephen Moitz
University of North Texas Chapter Chair
Sean McDowell
Texas A&M Commerce Chapter Chair
Alonso "Ozzy" Garza
University of the Incarnate Word Chapter Chair