Can you imagine voting over 2,000 times in 140 days? It can be a daunting and intimidating prospect but my upbringing, my education, my avocation to community service and my life-long dedication of being true to core conservative principles helps guide me everyday.

Recently the Conservative Roundtable of Texas named me a 2017 Effective Conservative. Effective Conservatives are Texas legislators who champion specific conservative solutions that promoted free market principles, reasonable and limited regulations, adequate and reliable infrastructure, an educated and healthy workforce, low taxation, and efficient government.

In the recently completed regular session only about 18% of all bills filed made it to the Governor’s desk for his signature. I was able to pass 38% of my bills to include important criminal justice reforms such as addressing inappropriate student/teacher relationships, targeting online predators and championing laws to help the victims of sexual assault.

The Conservative Roundtable of Texas is a coalition of dedicated business professionals, community leaders and engaged citizens who are committed to ensuring that Texas remains a national and world leader for job creation, economic growth and quality of life. They value solutions-oriented conservatism—free-market principles, low taxation, reasonable and limited regulations, adequate and reliable infrastructure, an educated and healthy workforce, and efficient government.

Thank you to the Conservative Roundtable of Texas for this recognition. I pledge to continue to be a conservative legislator who delivers results.