Nathaniel Moran for
Congressional District 1.
Nathaniel Moran is a true freedom-loving East Texan. He has shown time and time again his commitment to our deeply held values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This was never more evident than in his response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Judge Moran has not wavered from his commitment to protect our individual liberty while keeping our community safe.
Sanctity of Life
Public Safety & Border Security
Judge Moran recognizes our safety and security depend on a secure border. Because the current administration refuses to act to secure our border, it is a full-scale national security issue. Judge Moran will take strong action to secure our border and stop the influx of drugs, human trafficking, and gang activity coming into our state.
As County Judge, Moran worked hard to keep businesses open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Working closely with healthcare leaders across the County, Judge Moran took appropriate precautions while respecting the rights of individuals and businesses to make decisions that were best for themselves and their families.
Stop Government Overreach
Ronald Reagan said it best when he stated, “…man is not free unless government is limited.” The current administration is trying to force its way into decisions that are best left to families and individuals. Judge Moran will fight to return the values of personal liberty and family values to our nation.
- Decreased Smith County property tax rate during pandemic
- In 2021, increased law enforcement salaries an average of 14%, and 25% for entry-level positions to help address high turnover and recruitment challenges
- Successfully led Smith County through the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting both life and liberty, and earning praise from both conservative grassroots activists and Harvard University’s “Pandemic Resilience: Getting it Done”
- Led efforts to ensure Smith County enjoys one of the lowest property tax rates in Texas
- Proposed and adopted tax rate more than 50 cents below the No New Revenue rate in 2020
- Fully automated the probate, guardianship, and mental health court docket, over which the County Judge presides, leading to a much more efficient process
- Saved taxpayer dollars by establishing and overseeing one of the few Assistive Outpatient Treatment Courts for those suffering from mental illness, allowing them to live independently without court oversight
- Invested in new voting machines with the tightest security and a paper backup
- Committed to ensuring secure, accurate, legal, and transparent elections run smoothly so our citizens can trust that their right to vote is protected
- Commissioned wholesale review of voter data to ensure accuracy of ballots
Accountability & Transparency
- Implemented extensive public budget workshops to provide citizens in-depth information about how their tax dollars are being spent
- Initiated Community Commitment Report, an annual State of the County address in partnership with the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce
- Re-designed County website to ensure public information is easy to access
- Conducts regular evaluations of each administrative department to improve efficiency and the value they bring to the County
Support for Veterans
- Ensured the highest quality customer service for men and women in uniform from the Smith County Veterans Office
- Provided information to citizens on services offered by the Smith County Veterans Office
- Created strong partnership with CampV, a regional veterans service organization
Problem Solving & Long Term Planning
- Oversaw development of a 20-year facilities plan to ensure major facilities needs were planned for and funded appropriately to make the most use of every tax dollar
- Developed a 6-year Road & Bridge Plan to reconstruct and repave 500 miles of County Roads
- Used cash reserves to plan for and purchase a new Road & Bridge facility
- Held dozens of public hearings & workshops and worked with stakeholders to develop a long-term plan for the Smith County Courthouse
2020 Leadership Tyler Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient.
Judge Moran strongly supports law enforcement, working closely with the Smith County Sheriff’s office to secure the resources we need to keep our communities safe. He is a thoughtful, intentional leader who sets a clear direction and works with each department to accomplish our goals in the most efficient, effective way possible.
In The Press.
Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran is proud of his East Texas roots. A native of Whitehouse and graduate of Whitehouse High School, he continued his education at the U. S. Military Academy and Texas Tech University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Russian, an MBA, and his law degree. He is an attorney who has wide-ranging experience, including business and commercial litigation and transaction work. He is the son of a small businessman and is the owner of two small businesses – a law firm and a staffing company that puts hundreds of East Texans to work every day.
Judge Moran is active in the community, volunteering for a number of non-profit organizations including Cancer Foundation for Life, Boy Scouts of America Troop 370 (Green Acres), Discovery Science Place, Whitehouse I.S.D. Education Foundation, and Smith County Bar Association. He is a strong conservative and has served as Republican Party of Texas State Convention Delegate, Smith County Republican Party Precinct Chairman, Chairman of the Smith County Republican Party Candidate Committee, and as an Election Judge.
Judge Moran represented District 5 on the Tyler City Council from 2005-2009, and he has been the Smith County Judge since 2016. He and his wife, Kyna, are the proud parents of four children – Caleb, Victoria, Juliette, and Lincoln. The Moran family are active members of South Spring Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas, where they have served as Sunday School teachers for the past several years.
- Founder & principal owner, Nathaniel Moran Law Firm
- Franchise owner, Remedy Staffing
- Former partner, Ramey & Flock Law Firm
- State Judicial Commission on Mental Health, Appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
- Mayor Pro Tem, City of Tyler — May 2009
- Councilmember, District 5, City of Tyler — 2005-2009
- Smith County Judge, 2016 – present
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Republican Party Leadership
- Smith County Republican Club — Past President
- Smith County Republican Party — Former Candidate Committee Chairman
- Smith County Republican Party — Former Chair, Precinct 55
- Republican Party of Texas State Convention — Delegate
- Smith County — Former Precinct 55 Election Judge
- J.D. – Texas Tech University School of Law
- M.B.A. – Texas Tech University
- B.A. – Texas Tech University
- U.S. Military Academy (West Point, NY)
When I worked with Nathaniel Moran on the Tyler City Council, I quickly recognized that he was a person of high integrity, and not afraid to tackle tough issues. From building partnerships across the county to accomplish ambitious goals to leading important efforts like ensuring election security, Nathaniel has the intelligence, work ethic, and conservative values to lead East Texas forward.
Keep East Texas the Place We’re Proud to Call “Home.”
Support Nathaniel Moran for Congress to continue effective, conservative leadership. It’s an investment today to ensure East Texas remains the kind of place you want to live tomorrow.