Young Conservatives of Texas PAC Endorses Additional Candidates in General Election

Press Releases / October 16, 2012


October 16, 2012

Contact: Elliott Griffin, Vice Chairman of External Relations
Mobile: (512) 970-9944
Email: [email protected]

AUSTIN, TX —Yesterday, the Young Conservatives of Texas PAC released its slate of endorsed candidates for the 2012 General Election. Today, YCT would like to add their support for: Tom Maynard for State Board of Education District 10, Christi Craddick for Railroad Commissioner Place 1, Steve Toth for HD-15, Robert Thomas for HD-48, Jimmie Don Aycock for HD-54, and John Garza for HD-117.

“Each of these candidates have proven themselves to be the most conservative choice in their individual races,” said Tony McDonald, Senior Vice Chairman. “It is important that conservatives get out and support them on November 6th.”

With the addition of these six candidates, YCT has endorsed in a total of 49 races for the 2012 General Election.

“Candidates that receive YCT’s endorsement are carefully examined prior to any decisions,” said YCT State Chairman, Jeff Morris. “We take several factors ranging from voting records to questionnaires and personal interviews into account when making these decisions.”

YCT, which was founded in 1980, issues the most respected ratings of the state legislature and is the only conservative group to have done so without interruption over the last 19 legislative sessions. YCT has chapters at universities across Texas. To learn more about YCT, their legislative ratings, or their endorsements visit

To learn more about YCT, their legislative ratings, or their endorsements visit

YCT only endorses in contested races. The full list of general election candidates that have earned YCT’s endorsement are:

Senator: Ted Cruz

TX-14: Randy Weber
TX-18: Sean Seibert
TX-23: Quico Canseco
TX–34: Jessica Puente Bradshaw

SD-8: Ken Paxton
SD-9: Kelly Hancock
SD-10: Mark Shelton
SD-11: Larry Taylor
SD-20: Raul Torres
SD-25: Donna Campbell


HD-8: No-endorsement*
HD-14: John Raney
HD-15 Steve Toth
HD-17: Tim Kleinschmidt
HD-23: Wayne Faircloth
HD- 24: Greg Bonnen
HD-26: Rick Miller
HD-29: Ed Thompson
HD-34: Connie Scott
HD-43: J.M. Lozano
HD-45: Jason Isaac
HD-54: Jimmie Don Aycock
HD-48: Robert Thomas
HD-64: No-endorsement*
HD-65: Ron Simmons
HD-74: Thomas Kincaid
HD-85: Phil Stephenson
HD-93: Matt Krause
HD-97: Craig Goldman
HD-99: No-endorsement*
HD-102: Stefani Carter
HD-107: Kenneth Sheets
HD-117: John Garza
HD-125: Alma Jackson
HD-134: No-endorsement*
HD-135: Gary Elkins
HD-136: Tony Dale
HD- 144: David Pineda
HD-149: Dianne Williams


District 1: Charlie Garza
District 3: David Williams
District 4: Dorothy Olmos
District 5: Ken Mercer
District 6: Donna Bahorich
District 7: David Bradley
District 8: Barbara Cargill
District 9: No-endorsement*
District 10: Tom Maynard
District 11: Pat Hardy
District 12: Geraldine Miller
District 15: Marty Rowley


Place 1: Christi Craddick

*No Endorsement means YCT PAC was not able to ascertain enough information regarding the political philosophies of the candidates in the race or that of candidates reviewed or interviewed, none of the candidates were in
agreement with the political philosophy of Young Conservatives of Texas. YCT PAC only endorses in contested elections.

YCT PAC is the political arm of Young Conservatives of Texas, a non-partisan organization which 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 19 legislative sessions. For a full list of YCT’s endorsements, please visit


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