(Bryan/College Station, TX) Today, State Representative John Raney officially filed for re-election for State Representative, House District 14. A sixth-generation Texan, State Representative John Raney was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in December 2011 and serves the cities of Bryan and College Station.
Representative Raney has been guided by the bedrock principles prevalent in Brazos Valley; a commitment to faith, family, freedom of religion, our free enterprise system, and safe, vibrant communities. He serves with honesty and integrity. “I serve our community with great pride and steadfast commitment,” John said. “Bryan-College Station is making its mark nationally and internationally. We need an advocate who is experienced, well-positioned, and able to offer solutions to the challenges that we face. I am proud of my conservative record and hope to continue working hard for you.”
John moved to Bryan in 1960 where he graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1965. He is a member of the Texas A&M Class of 1969, graduating with a BBA in Marketing and, while in college, John founded Texas Aggieland Bookstore, which has been John has a rich civic history including serving in the Texas Army National Guard as 1st Lieutenant, serving as Chairman of the Republican Party of Brazos County, as Civic Division Vice President of the Bryan College Station Chamber of Commerce, and a four-decade membership in the National Federation of Independent Business, including serving as a board member. Additionally, John is a long-time member of the Texas Retailers Association, serving for many years on its Board of Directors and taking an active role on its Tax and Legislative Committee and Executive Committee. John and his family have also been active members of First United Methodist Church in Bryan, where he has served in many leadership roles.
Representative Raney’s legislative record reflects the views and values of his constituency. He has consistently voted to increase funding to border security, protect life, promote business opportunities, address our transportation funding issues, and support our current and future Aggies. His commitment to these principles is reflected by the conservative and community groups that have supported and recognized him over the course of his service:
TEXAS ALLIANCE FOR LIFE
THE CONSERVATIVE ROUNDTABLE OF TEXAS
TEXAS STATE RIFLE ASSOCIATION PAC
TEXANS FOR LAWSUIT REFORM PAC
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
TEXAS OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS
TEXAS FARM BUREAU
TEXAS MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
And many others…
Representative Raney has an opponent in the March 1, 2016 Republican Primary.
“I humbly ask my fellow Republicans for your vote, so I may continue to be your conservative voice in Austin,” John said. “I am proud of the many conservative accomplishments we have achieved thus far but we still have plenty of work to do.”