Bryan Hughes

Representative from the 5th District at Texas House of Representatives (United States)

Bryan Hughes

Bryan Hughes

Representative from the 5th District at Texas House of Representatives (United States)

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Bryan Hughes represents District Five in the Texas House of Representatives, where he works for the folks of Camp, Morris, Rains, Smith, Titus, and Wood Counties. Rep. Hughes currently sits on the House Committee on Appropriations, as well as the House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues.

Born and raised in East Texas, he attended Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler, receiving his BBA in Economics, cum laude, in 1992. From there he went on to Baylor University School of Law, where he received his law degree in 1995.

He was honored to be chosen by US District Judge William Steger of Tyler to serve as his Law Clerk, a position he held from 1995-1997.

In his first run for office in 2002, Bryan was elected with 52% of the vote against a long-time incumbent. In 2004, he was reelected by a 62% margin and in 2006 with 82% of the vote. He was unopposed for reelection in 2008 and 2010. Facing his first ever opposition in the Republican Primary in 2012, Bryan was honored to be elected by a 77% margin. In 2014, Bryan won with his highest margin ever - 92%.

In 2007, Tyler Junior College honored Bryan with its Valuable Young Alumnus award. Additionally, in 2008 he was chosen by his law school as the Baylor Young Lawyer of the Year. The University of Texas at Tyler in 2013 named him a Distinguished Alumni.

He has received numerous awards for his work in the Legislature, including the Taxpayer Champion Award from Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, the Horizon Award from Texas Right to Life, and “Defender of the American Dream” from Americans for Prosperity. In 2011, Texas Right to Life named Bryan Hughes the Pro-Life Whip of the Texas House.

Bryan was the first member of his family to receive a Bachelor’s degree. As a small businessman, he knows about hard work and the value of a dollar. Bryan is a leader in his church, a Red Cross disaster relief volunteer, and active in civic and community organizations.

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Bryan Hughes
Representative from the 5th District at Texas House of Representatives (United States)
Education
Law Degree
Class of 1995

Baylor Law School is the oldest law school in Texas. Baylor Law School is affiliated with Baylor University and located in Waco, Texas. The school has been accredited by the American Bar Association since 1931, and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1938.

BBA in Economics, cum laude
Class of 1992

The University of Texas at Tyler (also referred to as UT Tyler) is a coeducational public university located in Tyler, Texas, United States. Founded in 1971, it is a component institution of The University of Texas System. UT Tyler consists of five professional colleges and one traditional college of arts and sciences, offering over 90 academic degree programs at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. The University of Texas at Tyler is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Tyler Junior College is a two-year community college in Tyler, Texas, United States. TJC is one of the largest community colleges in Texas, with an enrollment of more than 12,000 credit students each year with an additional 20,000 continuing education enrollments annually.

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Representative from the 5th District
2003 - Current
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