Chris Hill, a conservative Republican & McKinney CPA running for Collin County Commissioner Precinct 3, announced today that he has received the endorsement of Kelly Shackelford, President and CEO of Liberty Institute, a non-profit organization working to defend and restore religious liberty across America.
“Today, we need principled, conservative leaders who will stand tall and serve the community with excellence and integrity. I am excited to endorse Chris Hill as the right candidate for Collin County Commissioner (Precinct 3). He has the professional skills and experience to serve Collin County with excellence. And more importantly, he has the personal character and values to lead with integrity. Chris shares our conservative values, and will be an excellent commissioner for precinct 3.”
Liberty Institute was founded as Free Market Foundation in 1972 as a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting freedoms and strengthening families. Today, Liberty Institute has grown into an influential public policy and non-profit legal organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of traditional family values and Constitutional freedoms. Kelly Shackelford is President and CEO of Liberty Institute, a position he has held since 1997. A constitutional scholar, Mr. Shackelford has argued before the United States Supreme Court, testified before the U.S. House and Senate on Constitutional issues, and has won three state landmark First Amendment and religious liberty cases in the past few years alone. He was recently named one of the 25 greatest Texas lawyers of the past quarter-century by Texas Lawyer, and is the recipient of the prestigious William Bentley Ball Award for Life and Religious Freedom Defense for his leadership and pioneering work protecting religious freedom.
In response to the endorsement, Chris Hill stated, “Kelly Shackelford is a highly respected champion of our conservative values and Constitutional principles. He has been dedicated to the protection of our freedoms and values for over 15 years. As a tireless advocate, he knows firsthand just how important it is that we elect conservative candidates to serve in local government. I’m honored that Mr. Shackelford has recognized me as a candidate who shares his dedication to the promotion and protection of traditional family values and Constitutional freedoms. It is an honor to have his endorsement for Collin County Commissioner, Precinct 3.”
This most recent endorsement joins a growing list of conservative voters, business & community leaders, and local organizations that have recognized Chris Hill as the conservative, experienced choice for county commissioner in precinct 3. He has now received over 800 endorsements, including Dr. Bob Collins (Collin College Trustee), Mr. Ray Huffines (Huffines Auto Dealerships), Mr. & Mrs. John (McKinney Airport Development Corporation) & Leahray (Former Mayor, Fairview) Wroten, Mrs. Carol Everett (The Heidi Group), Mr. Michael Quinn Sullivan (Texans for Fiscal Responsibility), the Collin County Conservative Republicans, the North Texas Tea Party, the Texas Tea Party Alliance, as well as the overwhelming support of Collin County Republican Party Leaders. You can see the full list of endorsements at www.VoteChrisHill.com.
Chris is a sixth-generation native of north Texas and a second-generation resident of McKinney. He and his wife Laura have been married 14 years and have three children. They are active members of Christ Fellowship church in McKinney.
Chris is the only candidate for county commissioner precinct 3 who has pledged to serve as a full-time commissioner and has pledged that he will have no business conflicts of interest.