Jeff Fletcher is a candidate with deep familial and professional roots in Texas, embodying a legacy of service and a commitment to conservative values. His lineage in the area traces back to his great-great-grandfather, Philip Marion Faulk, a Civil War veteran and community leader in Wood County. This heritage of public service continued with Fletcher’s grandfather, Bryson Hamill, who served as the mayor of Big Sandy, Texas, after a career in the Merchant Marine and the railroad.
Raised in a family with a rich history in the region, Fletcher’s mother, Nelda Hamil Fletcher, grew up in “Terrapin Neck,” between Big Sandy and Hawkins, further cementing the family’s longstanding ties to the community. Fletcher himself embarked on a path of leadership and service early on, earning a football scholarship to Baylor University where he played under coach Grant Teaff, contributing to the team’s success in the late 1970s.
After pursuing his passion for football, Fletcher turned his focus to law, graduating with a degree in Business Administration before attending law school and beginning his practice in 1994. His dedication to justice and the community led him to serve as the Judge of the 402nd State District Court in Wood County from 2017-2020, where he also served on the State Board of Directors of the Texas Center for the Judiciary.
Now in private practice in Mineola, Fletcher, alongside his wife Brenda and their family, continues to be an active member of the First Methodist Mineola Church. His campaign for office is driven by a Christian constitutional conservative philosophy, emphasizing the protection of God-given rights, the sanctity of life, the importance of securing the border, and the upholding of the United States and Texas Constitutions as the guiding principles for governance.
Fletcher advocates for personal accountability, election integrity, the protection of gun rights, and the freedom of parents to raise their children without undue government interference. He stands firmly against the inclusion of obscene or pornographic materials in schools, emphasizing traditional values in education.
Jeff Fletcher’s candidacy is a reflection of his deep commitment to the principles that have guided his family for generations. He seeks to serve his community and state by upholding the values of freedom, responsibility, and respect for the law, aiming to contribute to a future where Texas continues to thrive while staying true to its foundational principles.