Voice of the Conservative Vote

Voice of the Conservative Vote

Every week, TexasGOPVote features a Voice of the Conservative Vote. Those recognized include citizens, bloggers, activists, authors, radio show hosts, members of ministry, thought leaders, legislators and others who exemplify principles of Republican exceptionalism. They demonstrate clear thinking, leadership, initiative, and values that are vital for the future of Texas and the United States. They are the Voice of the Conservative Vote.

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Voice of the Conservative Vote: Blake Farenthold

Blake Farenthold is a first-term Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Corpus Christi in Texas Congressional District 27. He was elected to office in 2010 in one of the country’s biggest upsets, defeating 28-year incumbent Democrat Solomon Ortiz Sr.

Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Blake is from a well-known political family. He is the step-grandson of Sissy Farenthold, a long-time liberal Democratic icon in Texas, who was married to his grandfather, George Farenthold, from 1950-1985. His grandmother, Annie Blake Morgan, was married to Hayden Head Sr., a longtime South Texas political power broker instrumental in the election of Republican U.S. Senator John Tower. Head was also influential in deepening the Port of Corpus Christi ship channel, establishing Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and building Choke Canyon Reservoir

Voice of the Conservative Vote: Kel Seliger

Kel Seliger was first elected to the Texas Senate in 2004. Senate District 31 currently spans 26 counties from the Panhandle to the Permian Basin and includes Amarillo, Midland, Odessa and Big Spring.

Born in Amarillo and raised in Borger, Senator Seliger is a graduate of Borger public schools and Dartmouth College. He is the vice-president of Klockner Metals/Lake Steel, a steel service center.

Voice of the Conservative Vote: Ted Poe

Ted Poe is the U.S. Representative of the Second District of Texas. As a 6th generation Texan, Congressman Ted Poe learned very early on the meaning of “God and Texas.” Born and raised in Texas, his grandmother instilled in him a love for Texas, faith, public service and conservative principles. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004 to represent the Second Congressional District of Texas, Congressman Poe brings his no-nonsense style to Washington, DC. He is a leading voice for Texans standing up for conservative principles, reducing the size of the federal government and promoting constitutional and individual liberties.

Voice of the Conservative Vote: Alex Cortes

Alex Cortes is the Executive Director of Let Freedom Ring. Cortes also serves as the spokesperson for DeFundIt.org, the Foundation's first initiative that is advocating for the de-funding of ObamaCare as the most immediate solution to effectively defeating the law before repealing and replacing it.

Voice of the Conservative Vote: Kira Davis

Kira Davis is an actress, writer, blogger and talker. She is also a mother, wife, proud American and black conservative who is concerned about the nation’s shift away from traditional American values and Constitutional principles. Check out her site, kiradavis.net, which is a site dedicated to arguing and defending conservative values and principle in politics and pop culture.  Kira Davis hosts The Dark Side with Kira Davis on the CDNews Network on BlogTalk Radio.

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Voice of the Conservative Vote: Mike Turner

Congressman Mike Turner represents the Third Congressional District of Ohio. A lifelong resident of Dayton, Ohio, Congressman Mike Turner has family roots in Eastern Kentucky. His parents, Ray and Vivian, moved to Dayton in the 1950's to take advantage of the job opportunities in the manufacturing industry. Mr. Ray Turner worked at General Motors, retiring after 42 years as a member of IUE local 801; and Mrs. Vivian Turner retired from teaching in the Huber Heights School District. A strong proponent of family values and traditional principles, Congressman Turner is a devoted son, husband and father. He and his wife Lori have two daughters, Jessica and Carolyn.

Voice of the Conservative Vote: Scott Field

Scott Field has announced that he is running for election to the Third Court of Appeals in 2012, for the seat currently held by Democratic incumbent Diane Henson.


Scott began his career by serving as a law clerk to Hon. Raul Gonzalez on the Texas Supreme Court, where he assisted the court in drafting opinions and in making recommendations on whether the court should accept review of appeals. He then began private practice at Baker Botts,

Voice of the Conservative Vote: Dr. Mark Shelton

Dr. Mark Shelton is a candidate for Texas Senate District 10. Dr. Shelton was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives, District 97, in November 2008. HD 97 is located in southwest Tarrant County and includes Benbrook, Edgecliff Village, and southwest Fort Worth.

Shelton, one of only four physicians in the Texas Legislature, currently serves on the Committee on Appropriations, Public Education and has formerly

Voice of the Conservative Vote: Robert Talton

Robert Talton is a candidate running for Harris County Attorney.

Education and Professional

  • 1963 graduate of Pasadena High School • Served as Pasadena police officer 
  • B.A., University of Houston, 1971 
  • J.D., South Texas College of Law, 1976 
  • Private legal practice, 1979 – 2005 

Voice of the Conservative Vote: Judge Steve Hilbig

Justice Steve Hilbig serves Texas' Fourth Court of Appeals and is running for re-election.


Steve Hilbig was born in 1952 in San Antonio. He is the fourth of six children (all boys) born to Edward and Marie Hilbig. Steve’s father was a plumber that worked as a plumbing sub-contractor in the South Texas area. Ed Hilbig later closed his business and worked as a plumbing inspector for the City of San Antonio. Mr. Hilbig was stricken by Alzheimers and retired from the City of San Antonio in 1986. He died in 1993.

Voice of the Conservative Vote: Justice Jeff Rose

Justice Jeff Rose serves Texas' Third Court of Appeals and is running for re-election. Justice Rose brings a wealth of experience and accomplishment to the Third Court of Appeals. Rose's public service has included work as a State District Judge for Travis County, Chief of General Litigation for the State of Texas, and Deputy First Assistant Attorney General under Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. In private practice, Justice Rose represented a broad cross section of clients in litigation matters and earned partnership in a large Texas law firm.

Voice of the Conservative Vote: David Rosa

David Rosa is the Republican candidate for Congressional District 20.

David Rosa was born on April 23, 1961 on the Southwest Side of Chicago to a father who was a hard working steelworker, and a mother who cared for and raised six children. When he was seven, his aunt, a local precinct captain, helped spur his early involvement in government. He volunteered in his community until he graduated from Curie High School at the top of his class.

Voice of the Conservative Vote: Louis Guthrie

Louis Guthrie is a candidate for Harris County Sheriff. He was born and raised in Humble, Texas. His mother, a real estate broker, and his father, a retired State Trooper and businessman, raised Louis to understand the value of hard work, being a good neighbor, and fiscal responsibility. While at Humble High School, Louis lettered in both football and track and was twice elected Class President, as well as Parliamentarian and Vice President of the Future Farmers of America. After graduating from high school with honors courses, Louis continued

Voice of the Conservative Vote: Ann Romney

Ann Romney places primary importance on her role as a wife, a mother and a grandmother. And as First Lady of MA, she continued her work on behalf of disadvantaged women and children in her community and abroad.

In 1998, Mrs. Romney was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She has volunteered much of her time to raise awareness of the disease as a Board Member of the New England Chapter of the MS Society, and has been awarded the Society's Inspiration Award.

Voice of the Conservative Vote: David Pineda

David is the Candidate for Texas House of Representatives, District 144, in Pasadena, TX.

David grew up in north Pasadena. He attended Kruse Elementary, Jackson Middle School, and Pasadena High School. He is one of seven children, all of whom still live in Pasadena and the greater Houston area. David has given back throughout his life, serving as a member of the Lone Star Veterans Association, as well as the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America. He also volunteered in an orphanage in Japan and mentored at-risk children in Pasadena. His service started young, when in high school he became actively involved in the Pasadena Police Youth Enrichment Service program, which provided opportunities to participate

Voice of the Conservative Vote: Alma Perez Jackson

Alma Perez Jackson is the Republican nominee for Texas State Representative District 125.

Alma Perez Jackson was born to Victor and Juanita Perez, in Laredo, Texas. When she was very young, the Perez family moved to San Antonio and raised Alma and her siblings on the southside. Her spanish speaking parents instilled a sense of pride, gratefulness and gratitude for her country and her state. Alma graduated from Harlandale High School where she was active in student council, speech & drama, and the marching band.

Voice of the Conservative Vote: Paul Ryan

Congressman Paul Ryan is the Republican Vice Presidential nominee. Born and raised in the community of Janesville, Paul Ryan is a fifth-generation Wisconsin native. Currently serving his 7th term as a Member of Congress, Paul works to address the many important issues affecting Wisconsin residents and serve as an effective advocate for the 1st Congressional District.

He is the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, where he works to bring fiscal discipline and accountability to the federal government.

Voice of the Conservative Vote: Susan Narvaiz

Susan Narvaiz is the Republican nominee for Texas Congressional District 35. The Honorable Susan Narvaiz is President and CEO of Core Strategies, Inc., a business she established in June 1997 which provides consulting services in the area of Organizational Transformation, Public Policy, Civic Engagement, Public Relations, Human Resources, Employment, Training and Facilitation.

She is the former mayor of San Marcos, Texas where she was re-elected to her third term as Mayor on Nov. 4, 2008.

Voice of the Conservative Vote: Nelson Spear

Nelson Spear holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from S.M.U. and a law degree from Washburn University School of Law. His career includes twelve years as a prosecuting attorney and serving as a full-time Commissioner on the New Mexico Gaming Control Board. Currently, Nelson co-manages a family owned oil and gas business with his brother.

Voice of the Conservative Vote: Joan Huffman

Senator Joan Huffman was re-elected to the Texas Senate for a full term in 2010. She was first elected in 2008 after winning a special election to fill the vacated office of Senate District 17. Prior to serving in the Senate, Huffman served as a prosecutor in Harris County, and was twice elected Judge to the 183rd Criminal District Court, where she earned a reputation as a fair and tough enforcer of the law.

During the 82nd Legislative Session, Senator Huffman served on several key committees which impact the overall operation and efficiency of state government. She currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Criminal Justice Committee, and is a member of the State Affairs, Health and Human Services, Jurisprudence and Higher Education Committees.



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