|Texas House of Representatives, District 10|
|January 13, 2015 - Present|
|January 9, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Waxahachie High School|
|Bachelor's||Texas A&M, 1993|
|J.D.||University of Texas, 1996|
Wray earned his B.S. in Political Science from Texas A&M University in 1993 and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1996. His professional experience includes working as a board-certified attorney specializing in estate planning and probate law. He also owns a title company, Town Square Title.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Wray served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Homeland Security & Public Safety|
|• Ways & Means|
Protect the Right to Bear Arms
- Excerpt: "John Wray is a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment because he believes that our liberty’s preservation is dependent upon the right to bear arms. John will tirelessly fight any effort by government to take away this essential Constitutional right."
Defend Private Property Rights
- Excerpt: "Buying a home or land is such a big part of the American Dream. For most of us, it will be the largest investment of our lives – which is why John is an ardent defender of property rights. John uses his legal expertise to protect landowners and taxpayers."
- Excerpt: "As our State Representative, John will always do everything he can to protect life because he believes that even in the most tragic circumstance there is always a positive alternative."
- Excerpt: "You can’t do more with less. That’s why John believes small businesses need more freedom from government regulations, so the free-market can produce its maximum output, and grow our economy."
- Excerpt: "[Wray] believes we must create a system that hires and rewards the best teachers, and empowers parents and schools with more local control and fewer state mandates. By making sure we have the best teachers and more innovative freedom, we will ensure that our students get a truly excellent education."
- Excerpt: "John is committed to stopping Obamacare’s implementation in Texas and protecting our small businesses from more job-killing government regulation."
- Excerpt: "John believes that by cutting the franchise tax and making the cuts permanent, we will put more money into the pockets of job creators and keep Texas the number one state in the country for job creation."
Stop Illegal Immigration
- Excerpt: "...Texas must hold companies responsible for hiring illegal immigrants and providing a haven for law-breakers. We must expect all residents and immigrants to follow the rule of law to become legal citizens of the United States."
Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. T.J. Fabby and John Wray defeated Q.D. "Duke" Burge and Jake Ellzey in the Republican primary. Wray defeated Fabby in the May 27 Republican runoff. Wray was unopposed in the general election.
Wray and his wife, Michele, have two children. Wray has been a member of the Real Estate, Probate & Trust section of the state bar, Ellis County Bar Association, Texas Association of Bank Counsel, Waxahachie Cemetery Board and the Waxahachie Rotary Club. He has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Waxahachie, Midlothian, Red Oak and Ennis. Wray has also been an affiliate member of the Ellis Hill Association of Realtors and the Texas Land Title Assocation. Wray has been the director of the United Way of West Ellis County, Mid Way Regional Airport, Chautauqua Preservation Society, Waxahachie Crime Stoppers, Waxahachie Senior Citizens Center and The Waxahachie Foundation.
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- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current ELECTION HISTORY," accessed December 2, 2014
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