AUSTIN, TX — In an election with extraordinarily high voter turnout, candidates endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus won an impressive number of victories. The Republican Liberty Caucus advocates constitutionally limited government, individual liberty and free enterprise. Our candidates represent those values and have a dedication to principle which makes them stand out as representatives of the best interests of the people whether serving in state or federal office.
Particularly notable in this election were the victories of two new Liberty Republican State representatives. Jason Isaac will be representing the people of Hays county and communities like Kyle and Buda in Texas House District 45. David Simpson will be representing Gregg County and part of Smith County, including the towns of Longview and Kilgore in District 7. They will be joining a much expanded Republican majority in the state legislature in a year when they well have vital business before of them, including balancing the state budget, dealing with threats from an overreaching federal government and redistricting. The RLC also endorsed four incumbent representatives with outstanding records: Randy Weber (District 29), Ken Paxton (District 70), Jodie Laubenberg (District 89) and Debbie Riddle (District 150). All won reelection by large margins.
In Austin, RLC National Chairman Dave Nalle observed, “Texas already has the most fiscally conservative delegation in the U.S. House and it looks like the Texas legislature is finally getting back on track as well. Isaac and Simpson will be joining a core group of Liberty Republican legislators who can take the lead in getting our state government under control and perhaps do something to address the abuses of government by the leftist elite in places like Travis County and Washington, DC.”
We’re also very pleased that RLC Advisory Board member Melissa Goodwin will be continuing her distinguished judicial career in a new and higher office as a Justice on the Third Court of Appeals. No one has worked harder this year or did more to earn the support of voters in a a such a large and diverse district. Fellow RLC Advisory Board member Jerry Patterson also won reelection as Texas Land Commissioner.
Texas has the largest number of incumbent RLC endorsees serving in the U.S. House of Representatives of any state. All seven won reelection, including Louie Gohmert (HD1), Jeb Hensarling (HD5), Ron Paul (HD14), Kenny Marchant (HD24), Michael Burgess (HD26), John Carter (HD31) and Pete Sessions (HD32) — who are part of a contingent of more than 20 Liberty Republicans in the U.S. House in the next session.
The Republican Liberty Caucus of Texas is grateful to all of our endorsed candidates. We know that they will always to set an example for others to follow and continue to work to advance individual liberty and limit the excesses of government.