TX-21: Chip Roy (R)
Chip Roy is a genuine conservative, a committed husband and father and a true patriot with extensive experience in both the private sector and public service.
Most recently, Chip served as the Vice President of Strategy for the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Previously, he served in several top leadership positions for Texas elected officials, including as the First Assistant Attorney General of Texas under Ken Paxton. Prior to that, he served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and as a senior advisor to Texas Governor Rick Perry – including as director of State-Federal Relations for the State of Texas.
He is also a former federal prosecutor, having served as Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Texas, and served Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) as staff director of his leadership office and senior counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He spent nearly 3 years as an investment banking analyst with NationsBanc Capital Markets. He received a B.S. in Commerce and an M.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Virginia as well as a J.D. from the University of Texas. He is married to Carrah Roy, and has two children, Charlie and Virginia. He is a member of Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin, Texas.
- Stood with Senator Ted Cruz to defund Obamacare, increase border security and protect gun rights
- Prosecuted gang members and drug runners as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
- Fought alongside Attorney General Ken Paxton against federal overreach, illegal amnesty and attacks on Voter ID and the Texas Women’s Health pro-life law
- Advised former Governor Rick Perry on a conservative Texas budget, defending the 10th Amendment and his book, Fed Up!
The biographical information above was sourced from the campaign website; see link above for more information.
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