Clardy announces re-election bid for Texas House District 11


With the 2018 primaries and general elections on the horizon, the sitting state representative for Texas’s House District 11 is wasting no time in announcing his intentions to seek the position once again.

State Representative Travis Clardy (R) announced his plans to seek re-election to represent House District 11 in the Texas House of Representatives on Thursday, June 22.

“It has been a distinct honor and privilege to serve the people of Cherokee, Nacogdoches, and Rusk counties," said Clardy. "I cannot help but feel great pride in the work that has been done to benefit our district, and I look forward to continuing efforts to ensure a bright future for the people of House District 11 and all of Texas .”

Clardy was first elected in 2012 after securing enough votes to force a run-off election against incumbent Republican Chuck Hopson, a former Democrat, in the primary (Hopson – 47.15 percent, Clardy – 46.30 percent), then upsetting Hopson later in the run-off race (Clardy – 51.14 percent, Hopson – 48.85 percent).

In the 2014 election, Clardy was re-elected to represent District 11 by defeating Republican challenger Tony Sevilla in the primary (Clardy – 86.33 percent, Sevilla – 13.67 percent). Clardy was unopposed in the 2014 general election.

Clardy’s third term as a Texas State Representative came in 2016, when he defeated Democratic challenger Stephen J. Wright in the general elect (Clardy – 74.85 percent, Wright 25.15 percent).

Since his first election to the Texas House, Clardy has been a proponent for issues such as education, mental health, border security, and economic development initiatives.

Clardy’s record shows the promotion of conservative values by supporting the sanctity of life and the family, eliminating unnecessary government spending, and protecting Constitutional rights, as well as protecting free market principles.

“Here at home, work remains to be done to ensure our region continues to be a great place to live and raise a family, and East Texas needs a strong conservative and experienced voice in Austin,” said Clardy. “I appreciate the encouragement the people of House District 11 have offered in the past, and I humbly ask for their support and vote moving forward.”

Among his accomplishments, Clardy received the Law & Order Award from the Texas District and County Attorneys Association for his work to facilitate prosecution for the manufacture and sale of dangerous synthetic drugs. Clary has also been recognized by organizations such as the Texas Municipal Police Association, Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, Texas Press Association, and the Texas Hospital Association for his leadership for law enforcement officers, healthcare, and the preservation of Constitutional rights.

Additionally, the Texas Conservative Coalition awarded Clardy a Courageous Conservative Award for his dedication to the policies of limited government, individual freedoms, and free enterprise.

As the District 11 incumbent, Clardy represents Cherokee, Nacogdoches and Rusk counties in the Texas House of Representatives. He currently serves as Vice Chair for the Local and Consent Calendars Committee, and is also a member of the Higher Education Committee and the Energy Resources Committee.

Clardy and his wife, Judy, reside in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he practices law as a partner of the Texas-based Kelly Hart & Hallman law firm.

In addition to serving in the Texas House of Representatives, Clardy has served on the Executive Board of the East Texas Boy Scouts, is a Paul Harris Fellow at the Nacogdoches Rotary Club, is a sponsor of the Heartbeat Pregnancy Center, is an active member of the North Street Church of Christ, participates on the Alumni Advisory Board for Abilene Christian University, and is a member of the Dean's Circle for the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts.

For more information about Clardy and his bid for re-election to Texas House District 11, visit or call Clady’s District office at (936) 560-3982.


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