Clardy files for re-election to Texas House



This week, State Rep. Travis Clardy officially filed to seek re-election to represent House District 11 in the Texas House of Representatives.

“It has been a distinct honor and privilege to serve the people of Cherokee, Nacogdoches, and Rusk counties,” Clardy said. “I am proud of the legislative accomplishments that have been made to benefit our district, and I look forward to the opportunity to further a vision that leads to a bright future for the people of House District 11 and all of Texas.”

Clardy was first elected in 2012 and has championed education, mental health, border security, and economic development initiatives. He has a strong record of upholding the conservative values of House District 11 by supporting efforts to promote the sanctity of life and the family, eliminating unnecessary government spending, and protecting Constitutional rights as well as the free market principles that enable our economy to grow and create jobs and opportunities.

During the recent Special Session of the 85th Legislature, Clardy was a leader on public education issues, carrying legislation to ensure current teachers were properly compensated to align with their professional credentials and achievement. He also supported additional funding to shore up TRS-Care for retired teachers and assist rural school districts affected by the phase-out of the ASATR program.

“Our region is a great place to live and raise a family but much work remains to promote the many attributes that make District 11 special. I look forward to continuing as a strong conservative and experienced voice at the Capitol for the people of East Texas.” Clardy said. “I appreciate the encouragement and good will I have received from the people of House District 11 and humbly ask for their continued support in the upcoming election cycle.”

Among his accomplishments, Rep. Clardy received the Law & Order Award from the Texas District and County Attorneys Association for his work to facilitate prosecution for the manufacture and sale of dangerous synthetic drugs. The Texas Municipal Police Association, Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, Texas Press Association, and the Texas Hospital Association have recognized Clardy’s leadership for law enforcement officers, healthcare, and the preservation of Constitutional rights. The Texas Association of Business named Rep. Clardy a Fighter for Free Enterprise for his work during the 85th Legislative Session. Recently, he was named as a Legislative Champion by the Texas Health Care Association for his efforts to improve nursing home care across the state. The Texas Conservative Coalition awarded Clardy a Courageous Conservative Award for his dedication to the policies of limited government, individual freedoms, and free enterprise.


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