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Bryan Hughes

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Bryan Hughes
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Texas State House, District 5
In office
2004 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 11
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
BirthdayJuly 21, 1969
Place of birthWood County, TX
Office website
Campaign website
Bryan Hughes is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 5 since 2004.

Hughes has a Private Law Practice in Mineola, and has previously worked as a Briefing Attorney for United States District Judge William M. Steger.

He is on the Board of Trustees of the Steward's Foundation, and a member of the Golden Bible Chapel, Mineola Foundation Board, National Rifle Association, Red Cross, and Rotary Club of Mineola.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hughes served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Criminal Jurisprudence


Hughes served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issue positions

  • HB 597 - Relating to the admissibility in certain proceedings of certain hearsay statements made by a young child or disabled individual.
  • HB 599 - Relating to the sale of fireworks on and before Texas Independence Day.
  • HB 3079 - Relating to the sale or purchase of certain parts of game animals or birds.
  • HB 3636 - Relating to the use of direct recording electronic voting machines.[2]

Campaign themes

On his website Hughes lists his positions on a number of issues, including:[3]

  • Job creation - "Bryan Hughes believes job creation is a priority, and he will continue to create new jobs and retain the ones we already have."
  • Education and school finance - "Bryan will continue to protect benefits for our teachers and direct more money to the classrooms and teachers, not administrative overhead in Austin."
  • Healthcare - "Bryan Hughes knows that healthcare is not a republican or a democrat issue, and that's why he built coalitions with members of both parties to expand access to healthcare in rural areas." He also authored the Texas CARES program.
  • Fiscal responsibility - Rep. Hughes "recognized the basic fact that when times get tough, Texas families look at their budgets and decide what they can cut back on and what they can do without. Bryan thought it was time for government to do the same."



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hughes ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 5. Hughes defeated Mary Lookadoo in the May 29 primary election and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Texas House of Representatives District 5 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBryan Hughes Incumbent 77.7% 13,094
Mary Lookadoo 22.3% 3,766
Total Votes 16,860


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hughes won re-election unopposed to the 5th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the March 2nd primary, or opposition in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 5
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bryan Hughes (R) 33,980 100%


On November 4, 2008, Hughes won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 5th District. Hughes ran unopposed in the general election, and he received 47,309 votes.[8] Hugest raised $107,167 for his campaign.[9]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


As of September 24, 2010, Hughes has raised $73,753 for his 2010 election campaign.[10]

His five largest contributors in 2010 are:

Donor Amount
Hefner, Cole $3,171
Morin, Thomas M $2,500
Simmons, Harold C $2,500
Texas Association For Home Care $2,500
Hillco Partners $2,367


In the 2008 election, Hughes raised a total of $107,167. [11]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
American Electric Power $4,000
Texas Electric Cooperatives $3,000
Farmers Insurance Group $3,000
Energy Future Holdings Corp $3,000
Five Donors, Each Donating $2,000 $2,000


In the 2006 election, Hughes raised a total of $69,629. [12]

His six largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Smith III, En $5,000
Hillco Partners $3,000
American Electric Power $2,500
Texas Association of Mortgage Attorneys $2,500
Pfizer $2,000
Farmers Insurance Group $2,000


In the 2004 election, Hughes raised a total of $429,966. [13]

His five largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Stars Over Texas Pac $55,580
Lanier, W Mark $35,000
Texas Republican Party $27,021
Perry, Bob J $26,000
Three Donors, Each Donating $25,000 $25,000


In the 2002 election, Hughes raised a total of $206,091. [14]

His four largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Texans For A Republican Majority/TRMPAC $65,087
Texas Republican Party $36,799
Five Donors, Each Donating $5,000 $5,000
Miller, Mrs Mary $3,000

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Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[15] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


Bryan Hughes received a grade of A+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Champion. Hughes was named a "2011 Taxpayer Champion," which is "the top award presented by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."[16]


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Texas House District 5
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