Texas Conservative Roundtable Names Rep. Chuck Hopson “Lone Star Conservative Leader”
Austin, Texas – The Texas Conservative Roundtable has named Representative Chuck Hopson a Lone Star Conservative Leader based on his voting record during the 82nd Legislative Session. Rep. Hopson received a score of 98% for making tough, conservative votes in a difficult economic time in Texas.
The Texas Conservative Roundtable is a coalition of concerned grassroots activists and business leaders who want to ensure that Texas remains a national and world leader for job creation and quality of life. The TCR expects our elected officials to maintain low taxes, a predictable regulatory environment, a reliable infrastructure, and a transparent and efficient government.
“Conservatives are winning the battles in Austin. Other states look to Texas as the example because we lead the nation in job growth which is a direct result of conservative principles at work,” Rep. Hopson said. “We need to keep Texas’ economy strong by ensuring continued job growth through lower taxes and limited government.”
Rep. Hopson is a proven, conservative leader in the Texas House and will continue to fight for East Texas conservative values. “We have 1000 people a day coming to Texas and we need to be building a strong plan for Texas’ future that includes quality public education, a fifty-year water plan, and keeping federal mandates like Obamacare out of Texas. I am proud to be recognized by the Texas Conservative Roundtable and I will continue to fight for the conservative principles that have made Texas great.”
Last year’s legislative session was by any honest measure one of the most conservative in history. That success is even more remarkable given the enormous economic challenges facing the state at the start of that session. Despite a $27 billion budget shortfall and increasing regulatory pressure from the federal government, the Texas legislature managed to complete its work without raising taxes and without damaging the economic climate in the state. In fact, Texas continues to be recognized as a national and world leader in job creation and economic development. The Texas Conservative Roundtable states that “that success is no accident; it is due to the long list of conservative honorees … who displayed leadership and courage during the 82nd Legislative Session.”
A fourth generation Texan and local pharmacist, Rep. Hopson has also served on his local School Board and City Council. He and his wife Billie, a former educator and school counselor for more than thirty years and now in private practice, have three grown children and seven grandchildren. They are active members of the First United Methodist Church where he has served as a Sunday School teacher. Hopson is also a lifetime member of the NRA, where he has received an A+ rating for many years, and the Texas State Rifle Association and is an avid hunter and fisherman.
Hopson represents House District 11 which now includes Cherokee, Nacogdoches and Rusk Counties.