October 16, 2013 (http://brandoncreighton.com/district4/)
Montgomery County, Texas – Tonight at an event held by the Montgomery County Republican Party, conservative State Representative Brandon Creighton announced he will pursue the Texas State Senate position representing District 4, which includes residents from Montgomery, Jefferson, Harris, Chambers, and Galveston counties.
“I believe I can best serve my community and Texas by redirecting my focus to represent District 4 in the Texas State Senate,” Creighton said at the event. “Southeast Texas is one of the fastest growing regions of our state, and I believe we need experienced, conservative representation from someone proven to deliver results. Many generations of my family have called Montgomery County home, and as State Senator, I will continue to uphold the conservative values I have fought for my entire business and legislative career.”
Creighton, an attorney, businessman, and rancher, will seek to fill the unexpired term of District 4 Senator Tommy Williams, who recently announced his intention to resign from the Texas Senate.
“Senator Tommy Williams had a distinguished career in the Texas legislature, and we all should thank him for his years of service to Senate District 4,” Creighton said. “I was surprised to learn of Senator Williams’ decision to leave the Senate and I wish him the best in his future endeavors. I have received overwhelming encouragement from community and grassroots leaders throughout Senate District 4 to enter this race. I was humbled by the tremendous support of my campaign for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, but I have made the decision that is best for my family and I look forward to making an impact on conservative policies while continuing to serve as a Texas lawmaker.”
Creighton has consistently ranked as one of the most conservative Texas House members since he began representing District 16 in 2007. He received national acclaim for defending Texas’ sovereignty and for passing landmark tort reform legislation. He has been a constant champion for 2nd Amendment rights and for protecting the sanctity of human life. He has focused on keeping Texas the top job-creating state by securing a long-term water supply and providing an educated workforce. He was also credited for helping keep Obamacare out of Texas. In 2013, he was overwhelmingly elected to chair the House Republican Caucus, serving as majority leader for the largest Republican state House majority in the nation.