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Gets Results

The Doctor We Trust, The Conservative Leader We Need

For Our Children

  • Dr. Shelton authored and passed legislation removing unfunded state mandates from school districts allowing local administrators more flexibility to work with parents and teachers to craft education policies at the community level.
  • Dr. Shelton jointly authored and passed legislation to prevent and monitor concussions of high school athletes. 
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored and passed state’s new Child Safety Seat Law.
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored and passed state’s new anti-school bullying Law.
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored bill and helped pass legislation that overturned University of Texas Top 10% mandatory admission rule that was preventing merit based District 10 high school graduates from attending college in Texas. (Democrat opponent Wendy Davis opposed this reform thus turning her back on many bright high school students who had higher grades and test scores than others being admitted to UT.)
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored bill and helped pass constitutional amendment to create Tier One Universities in Texas (including Tier One opportunities for UTA & UNT).
  • Dr. Shelton sponsored and passed legislation to prevent childhood obesity.
  • Dr. Shelton authored and passed legislation creating ChildLINK— a new program administered by the Texas Attorney General’s office to provide healthcare coverage to over 200,000 uninsured children in the state’s child support system. (This good program has been suspended due to uncertainties with Obamacare.)
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored and passed legislation for Texas Orphan Jobs Assistance; and jointly-authored and passed the state’s new Foster Children Adoption Protection law.
  • Dr. Shelton authored legislation and through amendment helped pass merit-based teacher job protections.
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored and supported legislation for a Tarrant County Infant Mortality study and prevention program . (Democrat opponent Wendy Davis voted against legislation that would have funded the Infant Mortality study and prevention program.)

For Our Community

  • Dr. Shelton authored and passed legislation for stricter sex offender registration requirements to protect children and women from sex offenders.
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored and passed legislation to expand Task Force Prosecution powers against perpetrators of internet crimes against children.
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored and passed legislation to strengthen our state’s law enforcement effort against illegal drug and human trafficking; and authored and passed legislation to assist the victims of illegal human trafficking.
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored and passed legislation increasing funding for homeland security and border law enforcement. (Democrat opponent Wendy Davis voted against increasing funding for border security.)
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored legislation to prevent probation for any convicted illegal immigrant.
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored and passed ban on texting while driving bill. (Voted by Governor.)
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored and passed lawsuit reforms to save Texas jobs. (Democrat opponent Wendy Davis voted with personal injury trial lawyers lobby against business tort reform.)
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored and passed cancer prevention legislation for women and children.
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored resolution supporting earned citizenship for Texas High School graduates with 4 years or more of honorable military service.
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored legislation to exempt veterans from toll road fees and to allow widows of disabled veterans to keep property tax exemptions. (Democrat opponent Wendy Davis voted against senior citizen property tax exemptions when she was on the Fort Worth City Council).
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored legislation calling for rapid inspection by Texas Railroad Commission of Barnett Shale gas wells; and supported state’s new fracking fluid disclosure bill.
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored and helped pass legislation to create the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission,

For Our Conservative Values

  • Dr. Shelton co-authored and passed a balanced state budget without raising taxes and co-authored and passed a state resolution calling on Congress to pass a balanced federal budget too. (Democrat opponent Wendy Davis called for higher taxes and larger state government.)
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored and passed legislation permanently ending the Trans-Texas Corridor.  (Democrat opponent Wendy Davis voted as a Fort Worth City Council member, and as a State Senator,  to favor foreign owned companies over local authorities for management of Texas toll roads.)
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored and passed legislation calling for Photo Voter ID requirements to prevent ballot fraud in Texas elections. (Democrat opponent Wendy Davis voted against Photo Voter ID.)
  • Dr. Shelton sponored and passed legislation to recover millions of dollars in Medicaid fraud.
  • Dr. Shelton authored legislation exposing the unbearable cost to taxpayers of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. (Democrat opponent Wendy Davis strongly supports Obamacare in part to help her largest contributor group—ambulance chasing trial lawyers—to overturn Texas medical liability reforms.)
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored and helped pass legislation protecting 2nd Amendment gun owner rights.  He is endorsed and “A” rated by the NRA. (Democrat opponent Wendy Davis voted to ban gun shows at Will Rogers when she was on the Fort Worth City Council.)
  • Dr. Shelton co-authored and helped pass the voter approved State Constitutional Amendment protecting homeowners from abusive property tax appraisal increases. (Democrat opponent Wendy Davis secretly conspired as a City Councilwoman to relocate public housing into existing neighborhoods without holding public hearings.) 

To learn more about Dr. Shelton’s legislative accomplishments,
visit his state legislative website