Nelson Jarrin Releases Initial Endorsements in Race for HD 52
Round Rock, TX – Today, Republican candidate Nelson Jarrin (R-Round Rock) released an initial list of endorsements in his campaign for the Texas House of Representatives. Jarrin is challenging incumbent Democrat James Talarico (D-Round Rock) for the House District 52 seat – a portion of southeastern Williamson County that includes Hutto, Taylor, and Round Rock.
“Since launching my campaign a few short weeks ago, I’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response we’ve received from the community,” said Jarrin. “The people of this district deserve a true servant-leader who works for them and isn’t afraid to stand up for common-sense Williamson County values. I’m proud to have the early support of so many prominent community leaders and look forward to continuing our campaign’s strong momentum all the way to Election Day.”
• Senator Charles Schwertner, M.D. – Texas Senate, SD 5
• Jim Schwertner – Former Regent, Texas A&M University System
• Charlie Culpepper – Former Round Rock Mayor
• Paul Leal – Williamson County Constable, Precinct 4
• Scott Heselmeyer – Williamson County Treasurer
• Kristin Stevens – Round Rock City Council Member
• Will Peckham – Former Round Rock City Council Member
• Diana Halcomb – Williamson County Republican Party Secretary; GOP Precinct Chair (484)
• August Alvarado – GOP Precinct Chair (337)
• Maria Garza Brown – Former GOP Precinct Chair (337)
• Steve Stapp – Community Leader, Round Rock
• Betty Schleder – Community Leader, Sun City
• Dwayne & Marie Ariola – Community Leaders, Taylor
• Ernest Ariola, Jr. – Community Leader, Taylor
• Jim Jirasek – Community Leader, Taylor
• Jim Buzan – Community Leader, Taylor
• Sam Dowdy – Community Leader, Taylor
• Keith & Marcia Hagler – Community Leaders, Taylor
• Texas Latino Conservatives
Nelson previously served as the Legislative Director and General Counsel for State Senator Charles Schwertner, who has represented Williamson County since 2012. As one of Schwertner’s most trusted advisors, Nelson managed the Senator’s legislative agenda, specializing in healthcare, tax policy, transportation, and the state budget.
“I’m proud to endorse Nelson Jarrin for State Representative,” said Senator Schwertner. “Nelson is a conservative fighter the people of HD 52 can trust to keep taxes low, protect life, improve our schools, and keep our community safe. I’m honored to call Nelson a friend and I plan to do everything I can to make sure he’s successful.” Jarrin plans to release an additional list of community endorsements in the weeks ahead.
Nelson earned his law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude. During his time at Notre Dame, he served as President of the Hispanic Law Students Association. Before law school and his work in the private sector, Nelson graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
Nelson is a graduate of Leadership Round Rock and active member of the local community. He lives in Round Rock with his wife Kristin, a registered nurse, and their young daughter, Noelle, a student in Round Rock ISD. They attend Celebration Church in Williamson County.