YCT Issues Third Round of Endorsements

Press Releases / January 27, 2016


January 27, 2016

Contact: Jeff Morris, State Chairman
Mobile: (512) 840-1980
Email: [email protected]

Austin, TX — Today, Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) announced its third set of endorsements for the 2016 Republican Primary.

Today’s endorsements included seven legislative candidates and four judicial candidates:

HD 5: Cole Hefner
HD 14: Jess Fields
HD 20: Terry Wilson
HD 54: Larry Smith
HD 64: Read King
HD 71: Chris Carnohan
HD 128: Briscoe Cain

Justice of the Peace, Burnet County, Precinct 4: Judge Frank Reilly

Justice, Supreme Court Pl. 3: Michael Massengale
Justice, Supreme Court Pl. 5: Rick Green
Justice, Supreme Court Pl. 9: Eva Guzman

“Both the legislative and judicial branches of government have enormous impact on our everyday life,” said Jeff Morris, YCT State Chairman. “While these positions are not as glamorous as the presidency, we hope that voters take the time to evaluate the merits of each candidate and support electing conservatives to these crucial positions.”

Between now and Early Voting, YCT will continue evaluating all filed candidates up and down the ballot and release endorsements. If you are interested in pursuing their endorsement, please contact [email protected] and ask for a questionnaire.

In December, YCT released its Legislative Ratings of the 84th Legislature, which can be viewed at ratings.yct.org. YCT has the most respected ratings of the state legislature and is the only conservative group to have done so over the past 21 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 


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