YCT Releases Fourth Round of Endorsements

Press Releases / February 4, 2016


February 4, 2016

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

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

YCT chimed in on the race for Railroad Commissioner, 14th Court of Appeals, and three legislative races:

Railroad Commissioner: Wayne Christian

14th Court of Appeals, Place 2: Bud Wiesedeppe

HD 33: John Keating
HD 73: Kyle Biedermann
HD 150: Valoree Swanson

“With less than one month left until Election Day, it is imperative to get involved and encourage others to support conservatives up and down the ballot,” said Jeff Morris, YCT State Chairman. “We hope that our recommendations help make it easier for voters to determine the most conservative candidate in each race.”

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.

Below is a full listing of the candidates and elected officials YCT has endorsed so far:

Railroad Commissioner: Wayne Christian

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

14th Court of Appeals, Place 2: Bud Wiesedeppe

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

HD 1: George Lavendar
HD 4 – Rep. Stuart Spitzer
HD 5: Cole Hefner
HD 7: David Watts
HD 8: Thomas McNutt
HD 14: Jess Fields
HD 17: Brent Golemon
HD 20: Terry Wilson
HD 33: John Keating
HD 47: Jay Wiley
HD 54: Larry Smith
HD 55 – Rep. Molly White
HD 59: Brent Graves
HD 60: Mike Lang
HD 64: Read King
HD 71: Chris Carnohan
HD 73: Kyle Biedermann
HD 81: Joshua Crawford
HD 84: Jim Landtroop
HD 92 – Rep. Jonathan Stickland
HD 94 – Rep. Tony Tinderholt
HD 96 – Rep. Bill Zedler
HD 99: Bo French
HD 106 – Rep. Pat Fallon
HD 113: Jonathan Boos
HD 114: Dan Morenoff
HD 115 – Rep. Matt Rinaldi
HD 128: Briscoe Cain
HD 150: Valoree Swanson

SD 1: Bryan Hughes

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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