PLANO, TX – Today Representative Van Taylor announced that every Collin County Caucus Chair in Senate District 8 has joined the team and officially endorsed his campaign for Texas Senate. The Collin County Republican Party structures itself with caucus chairs serving as the lead precinct chair within each state house district, a position voted on by their peers. Dallas County does not have caucus chairs.
In Senate District 8 all five caucus chairs: Brian Fletcher, Daniel Rudd, Charles Christian, Carroll Maxwell, and Dalton Lytle have endorsed Taylor, further strengthening his grassroots organization.
Caucus Chair for House District 67, Charles Christian said, "Van Taylor as a state representative has been a fierce fighter for the conservative cause. He has passionately defended freedom for taxpayers and the unborn. He has stood against the liberal progressive attempts to strip our 2nd Amendment rights from us and although not adopted, Van drafted the absolute best legislation for our state’s water plan. Van has proven himself as a capable legislator in the House. That is why I am proud to endorse Van Taylor for candidate to the Texas Senate."
Caucus Chair for House District 70, Carroll Maxwell said, "I am proud to endorse Van for the Texas Senate. He is a proven conservative leader we can trust. Not only does he have a great reputation for listening to his constituents, he has a track record of getting things done. He is an extremely effective conservative legislator with unmatched responsiveness and community involvement to those he serves."
Caucus Chair for House District 89, Dalton Lytle said, "I believe that he will continue to stand and fight for conservative principles and policies in the Texas Senate."
Taylor said of the unified caucus chair endorsements, "I am extremely humbled by the support and confidence offered by our caucus chairs. The success of the Collin County Republican Party comes from its grassroots activism. As a former precinct chair myself, I know how much time and energy these leaders put into our party and ensuring we elect conservatives to represent us. Their support is invaluable and I am incredibly grateful for their endorsements as we continue to build on our strong grassroots effort."
Widely recognized as a conservative leader, Taylor has earned the "Taxpayer Champion" award from Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, the “Courageous Conservative” award from Texas Conservative Coalition, an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association, and he was the first candidate for any office in the 2014 election cycle to be “TeaApproved” by the North Texas Tea Party. In his campaign for Texas Senate Taylor has earned the endorsements from trusted conservative organizations like Conservative Republicans of Texas, Texans for Lawsuit Reform, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, and Texas Right to Life. Additionally he has received the unanimous endorsement of the of the entire Senate District 8 House Delegation consisting of Representatives Jodie Laubenberg, Scott Turner, Scott Sanford, Jeff Leach, Stefani Carter, and Angie Chen Button.
Van and his wife, Anne, married after his return from Iraq and are the proud parents of Laura, 8, Helen, 7, and Susie, 3. Van and his family reside in Plano near the land his great-grandfather farmed during the Great Depression.