Rep. Christian Receives YCT 2011 Torch of Freedom Award

Media Article / February 22, 2011

For Immediate Release
February 22nd, 2011
Contact: Jonathon McClellan, Chief of Staff: Office of Rep. Wayne Christian
(512) 463-0556

AUSTIN, TX – Representative Wayne Christian was honored to speak in Dallas at the Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) annual state convention and received the 2011 YCT Torch of Freedom Award.

The Torch of Freedom Award is given to an individual whom has made a significant impact by standing firm with their conservative values and promoting conservative thought. As a member of the Texas House of Representatives and President of the Texas Conservative Coalition, Rep. Christian has consistently advocated for conservative values and has remained loyal to his political views. Rep. Christian stated, “I am honored to be recognized with such a significant award. It has always been my top priority to be a strong and effective advocate of conservative values to shape public policy in Texas.”

Tony McDonald, the Senior Vice Chairman of YCT stated, “Representative Christian has been a fearless advocate for our conservative values in the Texas Legislature for many years and has remained a great friend to our organization. We are proud to bestow the Young Conservatives of Texas 2011 Torch of Freedom award to Rep. Wayne Christian.”

Rep. Christian joins the likes of Talmadge Heflin, Joe Barton, Rick Green and Dick Armey in receiving this prestigious award.

YCT and its members participate in the entire spectrum of Texas politics, attempting to shape the policies of the state of Texas through a number of means including educating students and the public, advocating conservative fiscal and social policies, campus activism, campaigning for political candidates, and rating the Texas legislature.

At the YCT convention, Representative Christian spoke on the Legislating Conservatively panel, regarding conservative issues in the Texas legislature. Throughout Rep. Christian’s years in the Texas legislature, he has consistently been a courageous promoter for conservative values and a strong and active supporter of YCT.