From the InBox:
For Immediate Release
Shannon McClendon Announces Campaign for Texas Senate (SD-25)
Five-time Governor Rick Perry Appointee, Fiscal Conservative, Property Rights Advocate, Pro-Business Supporter, and 2nd Amendment Patron
Seeks Republican Nomination for Texas Senate District 25
Hays County – Hays County attorney and property owner Shannon McClendon today announces her campaign for the Republican nomination in Texas Senate District 25.
“I am passionate about limited government and individual responsibility to allow our economy to thrive,” said McClendon. “My law practice includes protecting private property rights. I am fiscally conservative and will be a fierce advocate for reducing taxes for the health of our economy and stopping government intrusion into our personal lives.
“District 25 is not merely where I live, but where I have made a life for close to two decades. I would be honored to represent the views and values of my neighbors in the Texas Senate,” said McClendon.
Shannon says, “As a fourth generation Texan, I am confident in Texans working together to make the best Texas ever. We are very fortunate that Hurricane Harvey did not directly impact the residents and businesses of SD 25 as it was forecasted to do. So now is the time, and I am motivated to work together to plan to minimize the impacts of floods and droughts, and ensure the economic prosperity of District 25 by helping bring businesses and create jobs in our area.”
Shannon McClendon primarily practices energy law. As part of her law practice, she represents landowners, homeowners, ranchers, and farmers to protect their property rights in transmission line routing cases. A founding partner in Webking McClendon, PC, McClendon was also a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell, LP. Prior to earning her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center, she was a computer systems analyst with Texas Instruments and the Space Transportation Shuttle Operations (STSOC) at NASA.
McClendon was part of the first generation of young women to join the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets. After leaving A&M to pursue career opportunities in the emerging field of computer science, she finished her undergraduate studies at the University of Houston in Clear Lake, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in American Jurisprudence.
McClendon has an extensive record of trusted public service, having served as a board member of several state agencies. She was appointed by former Governor Rick Perry twice to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, twice to the Texas Appraisers Licensing and Certification Board, and to the Texas Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, where she also served under Governor Greg Abbott.
“I know the power of government and the importance of limiting its reach into our lives,” says McClendon. “We need to keep government out of our bathrooms, bedrooms, and company boardrooms, and return the focus to our classrooms.
“Government should do a few things well, and otherwise stay out of our lives and quit wasting taxpayer money.
“Let’s empower our youngest generation with the tools of self-sufficiency, developing their potential through education. Let’s build needed infrastructure, planning and protecting our Hill Country communities from floods and droughts, making our roadways safer and more efficient, and providing the necessary energy to power our lives.
“Let’s preserve law and order, keeping our communities safe from the trafficking of drugs and people by securing the border. And let’s increase punishments for the criminal sex trafficking trade that exploits and abuses women and children.”
McClendon serves, or has served, on a number of organizational boards, including: the Texas Business Hall of Fame (Emeritus), the University of Houston Alumni Association, and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Gulf Coast Power Association, the Texas Federation of Republican Women, the NRA (life member), and the Texas State Rifle Association (life member).
Shannon, and her wife, Cathy Webking, have been together for more than nineteen (19) years. They live on a ranchette in Hays County with their German Shepherd Dog, Stella, and two Ragamuffin cats, Titos and Lucchese. The couple takes great pride in being stewards of God’s land. Both Shannon and Cathy are active members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) of Lake Travis.