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New Wayne Smith Video Release – Storm Surge

May 5, 2016

BAYTOWN – Wayne Smith, conservative Republican candidate for re-election as Texas State Representative, District 128, released his latest video about the need to protect the District from the storm surge related to hurricanes.

Smith Campaign Highlights Port Security in Latest Video

May 3, 2016

BAYTOWN – Wayne Smith, conservative Republican candidate for re-election as Texas State Representative, District 128, highlighted port security in his latest campaign video release.

Stephen Don Carlos, Baytown Mayor and Port of Houston Authority Commissioner speaks about Wayne Smith and his important contributions to port security and its role in keeping area residents safe from terrorist threats.

District Voters Seeing “Signs” of the Smith Campaign

On the Air and in the Neighborhoods

May 2, 2016

BAYTOWN – Wayne Smith, conservative Republican candidate for reelection as Texas State Representative, District 128, had a tremendously successful volunteer blitz weekend filling requests for nearly 1,000 yard signs. Volunteers spent Saturday placing the signs at the homes of supporters who want their friends and neighbors to know that Wayne Smith is their candidate in the May 24th Runoff.

Wayne Smith Releases New Video On Park Funding

April 28, 2016

BAYTOWN – Wayne Smith, conservative Republican candidate for re-election as Texas State Representative, District 128, released his latest campaign video.

The video features Jerry Mouton, Mayor of the City of Deer Park, and the important role that Wayne Smith played in securing funding for area parks including the San Jacinto Monument and the Battleship Texas.

Smith Releases First TV Ad “Tough”

April 26, 2016

BAYTOWN – Wayne Smith, conservative Republican candidate for re-election as Texas State Representative, District 128, released his newest TV ad highlighting his fight to rid the area of illegal game rooms.

Remember the Runoffs

April 24, 2016
The Baytown Sun

The choice between incumbent Wayne Smith and ideologue Briscoe Cain could not be more important to Baytown. Re-electing Smith means voters will be keeping a man with extensive experience in working alongside lawmakers on all levels, an outstanding representative.

Storm Surge Study Raises Concerns For Residents

April 5, 2016
By David Lee Janda, Jr.

State Representative Wayne Smith, whose District comprises many of the homes potentially impacted by CR#2, promises to lead the effort to bring state and federal attention to the needs of our area.  “As a civil engineer, I understand the importance of storm surge protection,” Smith said. “I will champion efforts to save lives and prevent property damage.” 

Smith, Cain in runoff for state House seat

March 3, 2016
The Baytown Sun

Wayne Smith, who is the Texas state representative for most Baytown residents, faces a runoff election for the Republican nomination after being bested by Deer Park attorney Briscoe Cain in the primary election Tuesday. Cain fell short of the 50 percent-plus needed to represent the Republican Party in the District 128 race without a runoff.

The final but unofficial vote count posted by the Harris County Clerk showed that Cain received 8,339 votes to Smith’s 7,568. That gave Cain 48.01 percent of the vote and Smith 43.57 percent of the vote, with neither breaking the 50 percent mark.

Beware Campaigns Built on Falsehoods

Letter to the Editor

February 28, 2016
The Baytown Sun

I think Briscoe Cain was very excited when he decided to run for office in the Texas House of Representatives District 128 and I think he was even more excited to sell his political soul to a Midland billionaire in exchange for thousands upon thousands of dollars in indirect campaign contributions.

Unquestionable Leadership

February 28, 2016
Lyle Larson, State Rep. District 122

Throughout the last 14 years, Wayne Smith has displayed unquestionable leadership in helping pass some of the most conservative and constructive legislation in Texas history. For the last seven legislative sessions, Smith has voted for some of the most conservative legislation in our state’s history. Smith supported the 2016-17 budget, which reduces diversions by nearly $1 billion, and eliminates more than $300 million in fees.

Wayne Smith is the right man for Dist. 128

Letter to the Editor

February 24, 2016
InsideDP.com

Wayne Smith represents exactly what we need in a State Representative for House District 128:

  • An individual of personal integrity setting high standards for himself.
  • Gives of his time and vast knowledge to make sure the needs of residents in District 128 are met.
  • A civil engineer with the knowledge to work on issues such as the Ike Dike and drinking water.

A Tireless Champion for Baytown

Letter to the Editor

February 23, 2016
The Baytown Sun

I was astounded by Briscoe Cain‘s claim that Rep. Wayne Smith is somehow trying to make the Hartman Bridge a toll bridge. As an attorney you would think he would seek the truth before making such a wild claim and blaming it on one of the best friends and advocate Baytown ever had in Austin. 

Primary Picks

February 21, 2016
The Baytown Sun

Smith’s experience as a small business owner, veteran and legislator makes him the only choice to represent the district that includes Baytown, Deer Park, La Porte, Crosby, Highlands, Morgan’s Point and a portion of Pasadena.

The Fred Hartman Toll Bridge?

February 18, 2016
The Baytown Sun

​That is what one candidate for District 128 is saying could become a reality and is asking constituents to sign a petition to prevent the beautiful Baytown bridge from becoming another toll road. However, folks who know say the allegations are ludicrous and that the 20-year-old bridge will not become a toll road — ever.

Rep. Wayne Smith helps secure donation from GM for Battleship Texas Foundation

February 6, 2016
HCN NEWS SERVICES

Representative Wayne Smith (R-Baytown) on Thursday (Feb. 4) hosted Hal Lenox, the Western regional director of government affairs for General Motors, and announced the company's donation of $10,000 to the Battleship Texas Foundation aboard the historical battleship alongside members of the Battleship Texas Foundation, members of the San Jacinto Historical Advisory Board and Conrad Garcia, Jr., President of the Chapter 22 Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.

Texas State Rifle Association Endorses Wayne Smith For Reelection

January 17, 2016

Dear Representative Smith:

The Political Action Committee of the Texas State Rifle Association is pleased to announce to its members and all Texans that you are the “A” rated and endorsed candidate for the 2016 election cycle.

Texas gun owners, hunters, and those licensed to carry are in your debt.  Our 40,000 plus members appreciate your continued support to further and protect the rights of law-abiding Texans.  

Sincerely,

Alice Tripp

Life PAC Endorses Wayne Smith for Reelection

January 4, 2016

BAYTOWN, TX – Life PAC has endorsed State Representative Wayne Smith (R-Baytown) for reelection.  In making their endorsement, the group cited Smith’s proven support and excellent record when it comes to defending the preborn in the Texas Legislature.

Local Officials, AT&T Collaborate on Scrap Metal Theft Bill, Award Highlands Little League

July 29, 2015

AUSTIN–State Representative Wayne Smith and State Senator Larry Taylor will celebrate the successful passage of legislation seeking to cut down on metal theft in a press conference on Tuesday, July 28 at the Highlands Little League Kaminski Park.  Rep. Smith and Sen. Taylor will be joined by AT&T as the company donates $6,000 to the Highlands Little League to assist with their recovery from recent copper thefts.

Texas House Republican Caucus Statement on Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

June 28, 2015

The Texas House Republican Caucus issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling:

The Texas House Republican Caucus is extraordinarily disappointed in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision. We believe this is a direct assault on the 10th Amendment and the sovereignty of Texas. The Supreme Court was intended to interpret the laws of the United States, not create them as a legislative body.

Representative Smith Completes Another Successful Legislative Session

June 19, 2015

AUSTIN–Representative Wayne Smith (R-Baytown) and his fellow Republican legislators in the Texas House delivered one conservative victory after another in the 84th Legislature by cutting taxes, making the border region safer, improving education, funding transportation, protecting life and defending Second Amendment rights.

Republicans Reflect on a Successful Session

June 1, 2015
By The Texas House Republican Caucus

(Austin, Texas) Republicans in the Texas House delivered one conservative victory after another in the 84th Legislature by cutting taxes, making the border region safer, improving education, funding transportation, protecting life and defending Second Amendment rights.

House Approves Fiscally Responsible State Budget

May 30, 2015

AUSTIN – The Texas House gave overwhelming final approval Friday to House Bill 1, a balanced and disciplined state budget for the next two years. The budget was also approved in the Texas Senate and now heads to Governor Greg Abbott.

House Passes Major Conservative Legislation

May 27, 2015

(Austin, Texas) Late last night, the Texas House of Representatives passed two major pieces of legislation, just in time to beat the midnight deadline for the House to pass Senate Bills on second reading. Republicans in the Texas House proudly fought to preserve conservative principles in Texas and were successful.

Rep. Wayne Smith Collaborates with Lee College on Dual-Credit Legislation

May 20, 2015

AUSTIN–Following close collaboration with Lee College, State Representative Wayne Smith (R-Baytown) authored and co-authored legislation that would increase access for high school students seeking to enroll in dual-credit courses at public colleges and universities. House Bill 505 passed both the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate and is now at the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature.

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