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Meet Sam Houston

Sam Houston – Texas Values We Can Trust

Sam Houston learned the Texas values that have governed his life growing up in West Texas, in the small town of Colorado City, about halfway between Midland and Abilene.

He learned the value of hard work helping at his family’s small hardware and auto parts store. No job was too small for Sam to do, from sweeping the floor to helping customers assemble a bicycle.

Sam learned the value of small businesses to his community, and he learned that successful businesses are built on trust.

He learned the value of role models and the importance of respect from his grandfather R.P. “Pete” Ainsworth, a rancher who once managed the Renderbrook Spade Ranch, and from his uncle Fred McClellan, a cotton farmer.

Sam learned the value of the law from his grandfather and he grew to admire the lawyers in Colorado City.

At an early age Sam decided to become a lawyer. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and Baylor Law School. Sam began his legal career at Andrews and Kurth in Houston and now works as a partner at Shepherd, Scott, Clawater & Houston, LLP. A successful, practicing attorney for 26 years, Sam lives in Houston with his wife Jantha and their two children.

As our Attorney General, we can count on Sam Houston to aggressively defend the rights of all Texans. Sam will bring the values he learned as a young man to work every day and will protect the legal rights of Texas businesses and citizens.