Personal Profile


Full Name Bryan Hughes
Age 48
Hometown Mineola
Race White
Occupation Attorney
Education B.B.A., University of Texas at Tyler; J.D., Baylor University
Church Golden Bible Chapel

Senator Bryan Hughes served his first term in the Texas Senate during the 85th Session, representing the 16 counties of Senate District One in Northeast Texas. Prior, he represented District Five in the Texas House of Representatives for six terms.

Born and raised in East Texas, Bryan attended Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler, receiving his BBA in Economics, cum laude, in 1992. He went on to Baylor University School of Law, where he received his law degree in 1995. Bryan then served as law clerk to US District Judge William Steger of Tyler from 1995-1997.

He has received numerous awards for his work in the Legislature, including the Taxpayer Champion Award from Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, the Horizon Award from Texas Right to Life, and “Defender of the American Dream” from Americans for Prosperity. In 2011, Texas Right to Life named Bryan Hughes the Pro-Life Whip of the Texas House. Bryan was the first member of his family to receive a Bachelor’s degree.

As a small businessman, he knows about hard work and the value of a dollar. Bryan is a leader in his church, a Red Cross disaster relief volunteer, and active in civic and community organizations.

Information in this bio was provided by Hughes' office.
Last updated: July 13, 2017.