2012 Tea Party Favorite Enters States Senate Race

2012 Tea Party Favorite Enters States Senate Race

MAGNOLIA – (10 Mar 2014) Conservative businessman and former Senator Michael Galloway has announced his candidacy for the seat being vacated by Tommy Williams. Galloway represented the Fourth Senatorial District from 1995 to 1999.

Galloway was endorsed and recommended by Tea Party organizations across the district for the same seat in the 2012 Republican primary. Galloway has received previous endorsements from the Texas Patriots PAC, Independent Conservative Voters, and the National Rifle Association. In addition, Galloway received a “Best” Conservative Rating with the Conservative Coalition of Montgomery County in his last election.

“I’m running for the same reason I have always run for this seat: To fight for conservative, free market values in the Texas legislature,” said Galloway, who defeated long-time Democratic incumbent Carl Parker in 1994 to become the first Republican to represent Senate District 4 in more than 100 years. “Too often, legislators go to Austin to be somebody rather than to do something. Voters in this district deserve someone who will not just vote conservatively but actively work toward conservative goals, something of which I have a proven record.”

Galloway is likely best known for leading the fight against forced annexation, an effort which led to the most sweeping reforms since 1963. In 1995, he fought the EPA and TNRCC to remove Southeast Texas from the auto emissions testing program. In addition, Galloway challenged the status quo by passing legislation that successfully reformed Lamar University. Senator Galloway was instrumental in defeating an effort to expand the business tax in 1997 and returning a billion dollars in surplus to Texas taxpayers.

While in the Texas Senate, Galloway had a 100% attendance record and was consistently ranked as the lowest spender in the Senate. Galloway served as Vice-Chairman of the Intergovernmental Relations Committee and was a member of the committees on Education, State Affairs, and Health and Human Services. Galloway was listed on the Young Conservatives of Texas’s Honor Roll. The Free Market Foundation also named him “Leader of Excellence” for both legislative sessions in which he served.

Michael and his wife of twenty-eight years, Angela, reside in Montgomery County and have two children, ages twenty and seventeen.

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