Representative Wayne Smith
Wayne first served his country in Vietnam before moving to Harris County and building a successful small business.
As State Representative, Wayne has consistently voted to secure the border, and last session he co-authored legislation to put more state troopers and technology on the border and provide $800 million in new funding for border security.
In fact, Republican Governor Greg Abbot called the legislation the “toughest, most comprehensive border-security plan of any state in the United States of America.”
Wayne also kept his commitment to Texas students by adding an additional $1.5 billion in public education funding and fought to keep our economy strong. He supported a 25% reduction to the business margins tax - resulting in a $2.6 billion tax cut. He co-authored legislation to increase the homestead exemption by $10,000 - resulting in a $1.2 billion tax cut.
A proud Vietnam Veteran, Wayne has a strong record of fighting for our men and women in uniform and has consistently voted to protect the 2nd Amendment and pro-life and pro-family values. This includes efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and working to pass legislation that protects Pastors who refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
For his leadership, Wayne received a 100% voting record last session with Texas Right to Life, and he’s been endorsed for re-election by dozens of local elected officials and community leaders.
Wayne has two children and three grandchildren and lives with his wife, Brenda, in Baytown. He is a Lifetime Member of the NRA and has served on the Baytown Planning Commission and the Baytown Chamber of Commerce.