AUSTIN, Texas—Saluting his strong record of conservative advocacy and grassroots-focused campaign, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility has endorsed George Hindman for Congress.

“George Hindman is a strong and principled conservative with a real record of standing up and fighting for the priorities and values of everyday Texans,” said Cary Cheshire, vice president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. “George Hindman is exactly the kind of principled problem-solver Texans need in Washington promoting conservative reform.”

An aerospace engineer and small-business owner by trade, Hindman is the owner of Keystone Aerospace, a small business devoted to advanced aerospace research and development. He is also an FAA-certified commercial pilot and flight instructor, as well as a registered professional engineer and inventor. Hindman also holds several patents in mobile computer architectures and wireless communication technologies.

Hindman has been an active Republican activist, donor, volunteer, and candidate, most recently serving as the Republican nominee for Senate District 14 against incumbent Democrat State Sen. Kirk Watson of Austin.

Jumping into the Congressional District 17 campaign after incumbent Republican Congressman Bill Flores announced he would not seek re-election, Hindman’s campaign has knocked on over 20,000 doors and earned the endorsements of Texas Right to Life, Texas Homeschool Coalition, and the Central Texas Republican Assembly.

Also running in the race are self-described moderate Ahmad Adnan, construction company owner Scott Bland, former university dean Todd Kent, small-business owner Laurie McReynolds, realtor Kristen Rowin, construction company executive David Saucedo, former Congressman Pete Sessions, Marine Corps veteran Trent Sutton, small-business owner Renee Swann, and College Station City Councilwoman and realtor Elianor Vessali.

Situated in Central Texas, CD 17 includes Waco, Bryan-College Station, Pflugerville, Fairfield, and the several towns in between. Held for a long time by Democrat Congressman Chet Edwards, CD 17 was captured in the tea party wave of 2010 and has remained strongly Republican ever since.

Early voting begins on February 18 and runs through February 28 for the election to conclude on Tuesday, March 3.

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility’s decision to endorse Hindman in this race comes through careful review of a completed candidate questionnaire, an interview with our staff, a review of his record of activism, and feedback from district constituents.

More about our endorsement process and other endorsed candidates can be viewed here.