Young Conservatives of Texas Endorse Randy Rives in Senate District 31

Press Releases / April 2, 2012


April 2, 2012

Contact: Tony McDonald, Senior Vice Chairman
Mobile: (512) 923-6893
Email: [email protected]

Austin, TX—Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) announced today their endorsement of Randy Rives for Texas Senate District 31 (SD 31). Rives is challenging State Senator Kel Seliger.

“Randy Rives is a principled conservative who won’t just talk the talk on the campaign trail” said Tony McDonald, YCT Senior Vice Chairman. “We are excited to have his leadership in the Texas Senate next session. The voters of District 31 deserve to finally have a Senator who shares their values.”

Rives is running to unseat incumbent Kel Seliger, who has consistently had one of the lowest ratings of all Republicans in the Senate on YCT’s ratings of the Texas Legislature. Seliger scored only a 50 in YCT’s ratings of the 82nd Legislature and has been classified by the group as a Certified Republican in Name Only (RINO) for his career score of 55.

“The voters of District 31 send Seliger to Austin expecting him to be conservative and he consistently lets them down,” commented Jeff Morris, YCT State Chairman. “Electing Randy Rives is the clear choice for voters who hope to send a true conservative to represent them in Austin.”

In response to the endorsement, Rives said: “I am extremely honored that Young Conservatives of Texas has chosen to endorse my campaign. It is a privilege to have the endorsement of this group of dedicated young conservatives who are committed to making constructive conservative change in our state. I am dedicated to working with them now and in the future to help make Texas a state that is committed to conservative values and leadership.

Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) has been promoting 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 19 legislative sessions. For an up-to-date list of all of YCT’s endorsements, please visit


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