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Rep.Bailes, Ernest

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Representative Ernest Bailes Wins Re-Election 
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by: Rep. Bailes, Ernest

SHEPHERD, TEXAS Representative Ernest Bailes has secured a third term following the 2020 general election as the Republican state representative for Texas House District 18, including Liberty, San Jacinto and Walker counties.

Bailes is a strong conservative voice in the Texas House who has fought for property tax reform, public education, border protection and private property rights. He has backed immigration reform, as well as pro-life, mental health and Child Protective Services legislation. His common-sense approach to the legislative process, coupled with his ability to build consensus without compromise, has proven effective as he navigates complex issues.

This upcoming session, Bailes has plans for continued efforts on these and other issues facing the constituents of District 18, including the expansion of rural broadband services and elderly financial protection.

"I am incredibly humbled to continue serving the people of my community for another term. I have lived in House District 18 all my life, and I want what is best for our area and our people," Bailes said. "The opportunity to serve in the Texas House is not a responsibility I take lightly and I remain committed to addressing our district's unique needs. As our communities grow and evolve, change is evident, but by working closely with constituents, stakeholders, and elected officials, together we can continue to do good things for our area. I look forward to continuing to be your voice in the Texas House."

Representative Bailes is a lifelong resident of San Jacinto County with his wife, Courtney, who is a schoolteacher, and their two sons, "Cinco" and Rigby. He is a business owner, beef producer, and very involved in his community.

Contact Info


Capitol Address:
District Address:

Room E2.812

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0570


PO Box 1116

Shepherd, TX 77371


10501 Hwy 150

Suite B

Shepherd, TX 77371

(936) 628-6687