Texas Future “A” Rated Conservative

I am very proud of this designation from TexasFuture.com. Texas is a great place to live, work, and raise a family because our elected officials have made tough decisions over the years – decisions about our education, business, and economic infrastructure. We recognize your state representative, JOHN RANEY, for his work during the 83rd Legislature […]

Honored by Texas A&M

Texas A&M University Chancellor John Sharp honored the Brazos Valley legislators with awards for our work during the 83rd legislative session. Senator Charles Schwertner, Representative Kyle Kacal and I were each presented with a beautiful glass plaque in gratitude of our support of higher education and Texas A&M University. The presentation took place during the Texas Tribune TribLive […]

Representative Raney Presents Ornament for Texas House Christmas Tree

(AUSTIN, TEXAS) To celebrate Christmas at the Texas State Capitol, State Representative John Raney (R-Bryan) presented the District 14 ornament to hang on the Lone Star Celebration Christmas Tree in the House Chamber. This ornament, designed by Representative Raney’s daughter Beth Raney Hawkins and granddaughter Raney Caroline Hawkins, includes the names of Representative Raney’s six […]

A Level Playing Field is a Conservative Principle

As a longtime conservative, I am sometimes asked why I support legislation to require large online retailers to collect sales taxes, also known as the Marketplace Fairness Act. This legislation would level the playing field for all retailers, and I support it because, as a conservative, I believe free market competition is the only fair […]