Representative Bryan Hughes was elected to represent HD-5 in 2002 and is the vice chairman of the House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee. He also serves on the Human Services committee and as vice chairman of the Rural Caucus.
Hughes has served on the board of trustees of the Steward's Foundation, a Dallas-based non-profit organization that makes loans to churches for building projects and provides health care assistance for Christian workers. He currently serves on the Health Care Committee. Hughes is also active in his church, Golden Bible Chapel, where he serves as an elder. He is a board member of the Mineola Foundation, a member of the National Rifle Association and the Rotary Club of Mineola.
A fifth generation Texan, Hughes was raised in Wood County and graduated from Mineola High School in 1987. He attended Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler. He received his law degree in 1995 from the Baylor University School of Law, and was subsequently chosen by United States District Judge William M. Steger of Tyler to serve as his briefing attorney. After serving two years with Steger, Hughes entered private practice in Marshall. He currently practices law in Mineola, his hometown, where he continues to represent working families and small businesses.