State Rep. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola)

Bryan Hughes

Most recent rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index: A

Cumulative rating on the Fiscal Responsibility Index: A

Yes, Bryan Hughes has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

House District 5

First elected in 2002

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Previous ratings on the Fiscal Responsibility Index:

2013: A
2011: A+
2009: A
2007: A

Recent Key Votes Made By :

  • Defended Texans by opposing opening the door for the state to massively increase spending by expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare (SB 1, Amendment by Burnam and Zerwas, RV 161, 83rd Legislature)
  • Voted against creating unconstitutional requirements on political speech while exempting labor unions from the new rules (SB 346, RV 822, 83rd Legislature)
  • Voted against increasing legislators’ pensions (SB1 House-Senate conference report, RV1336, 83rd Legislature)

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Representative Hughes was raised in Wood County and graduated from Mineola High School. After working his way through Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler, he was accepted to the Baylor University School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor Degree. Following Law School, Representative Hughes served United States District Judge William M. Steger of Tyler as his briefing attorney for two years. He now practices law in his hometown of Mineola, where he represents families and small businesses. Representative Hughes has served in the Texas House of Representatives since 2003.

Committee Assignments during 83rd Legislative Session: Appropriations, Criminal Jurisprudence, Appropriations s/c on Articles VI, VII, & VIII
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