Hugh Shine: 
A Conservative Who Gets Results

February 22, 2018

When it comes to service of our nation and state, retired U.S. Army Colonel and State Representative Hugh Shine is a leader Texans can trust. Whether you examine his 30-year military career or his tenure in the Texas House, Representative Shine is a conservative who gets results.

In addition to his service, Representative Shine knows what it takes to be a small business owner. Having run a successful business for almost 30 years, he knows how to meet a payroll and create jobs. He understands how burdensome regulations increase costs and limit opportunities. His business acumen has taught Shine how to make state government more efficient. This experience helped Representative Shine lead efforts cut millions of dollars in spending from the last budget and produce a balanced budget favorable to the taxpayers of Texas. That keeps more money in the pockets of conservatives and expands our economic freedoms across the state.

When you examine his votes on issues important to conservatives, Representative Shine is a leader in the Texas House. He is consistently pro-life and voted to defund Planned Parenthood and ban partial-birth abortions. He demonstrates his culture of Life philosophy and votes to protect unborn babies. Few members are as supportive of our right to keep and bear arms guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment. As a veteran, Representative Shine knows soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our rights. As a result, keeping our families and possessions safe is a personal matter.

Another issue which is personal for Representative Shine is the protection of our border and defense of our nation. During his often-decorated, military career, Colonel Shine flew drug interdiction missions and patrolled our borders to help local law enforcement officials. When other politicians claim support of border security, Representative Shine has protected our borders from illegal immigrants, drug lords, and human traffickers. So, when he pushed a bill to add more protection for law enforcement officers along the Texas border, Representative Shine’s personal experience helped pass the bill into law.

Representative Shine’s philosophy is very simple and in line with our conservative principles of supporting limited government and promoting personal and economic freedoms. He works every day to promote fiscal discipline, unleash the power of the free market, and promote security for all Texans.

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