BRYAN, TX – Today, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) announced his endorsement of State Representative John Raney (R-Bryan) in the Republican Primary for House District 14. Since 2011, Raney has served the people of District 14 in the Texas House of Representatives, an area of Brazos County that includes Bryan and College Station, as well as the main campus of Texas A&M University.
“John Raney is a conservative leader in the Texas House and a strong advocate for conservative values,” said Phelan. “John is pro-life, pro-second amendment, and a champion for border security, election integrity, and higher education. I am proud to endorse John Raney for reelection to House District 14 to continue representing Bryan and College Station.”
Phelan was elected Speaker in January 2021 after serving four terms as the Representative for House District 21, which covers Orange County, part of Jefferson County, and Jasper County.
“I’m honored to have Speaker Phelan’s endorsement and thankful for his support,” said Raney. “With the Biden Administration actively working to weaken the Texas economy, now is not the time for untested, inexperienced leadership in the Texas Legislature. I’m the only candidate in this race with a proven, conservative record of defending our values, cutting taxes, securing the border, defending the unborn, restoring our Second Amendment rights, safeguarding our elections, and supporting Texas A&M University.”
A sixth-generation Texan, John Raney is a lifelong resident of the Brazos Valley. John is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University (Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 1969) and the owner of Texas Aggieland Bookstore, which has served the Texas A&M community for over fifty years.
In the Texas House, Raney serves on the House Committee on Appropriations and the House Committee on Higher Education. He is the founding Chairman of the Aggie Legislative Caucus, serves on the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s Central Texas Police Academy Advisory Board, and is a member of the House Republican, Eagle Ford Shale, Education, Energy, Farm-to-Table, General Aviation, Legislative Tourism, Military Communities, Sportsman’s, TEX-21, Texas Manufacturers, and Texas Veterans Caucuses.
John and his wife, Elizabeth, have two adult daughters and eight grandchildren. The Raney family have been active members of First United Methodist Church in Bryan for over fifty years. John remains actively involved in Aggie sports and numerous civic and philanthropic organizations in the community.