Nathaniel Moran for

Congressional District 1.

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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.

Bryan Hughes

State Senator, Senate District 1

Nathaniel Moran for U.S. Congress

Nathaniel’s Values.

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Sanctity of Life

Judge Moran believes life begins at conception. He is dedicated to protecting the life of every unborn child to the furthest extent possible so they can fulfill their specific calling in life. Judge Moran is a proud supporter of the recently passed Heartbeat Bill in Texas and looks forward to the day when Roe v. Wade is overturned. But, Judge Moran also believes that we can do more to support alternatives to abortion, and to support mothers before and after the birth of a child, so families can grow stronger together.

Public Safety & Border Security

Judge Moran is a strong supporter of law enforcement. As Smith County Judge, he increased law enforcement salaries in a single budget cycle by an average of 14%, including a 25% pay raise for entry-level positions to ensure our law enforcement leaders can recruit and retain the very best. He is adamant that we should “re-fund” law enforcement; rather than defund it. Because he knows that the men and women in law enforcement are a primary line of defense for our life, liberty, and property. To them, he says “Thank you!”

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. Nathaniel understands that we are a nation of laws and if our nation is to remain strong, we must stay true to the Rule of Law.

Pro-2nd Amendment

The rights enshrined in the Constitution must be protected. Judge Moran is a strong proponent of the 2nd Amendment and will oppose any effort to abridge the individual constitutional right to bear arms that is contrary to the intent of the founders of this great Nation. The right to bear arms serves as continual protection against assaults on our life, liberty, and property from others and from the government. As Smith County Judge, Moran presided over the effort to designate Smith County as a Sanctuary County for the 2nd Amendment, assuring all citizens that their constitutional rights are respected in Smith County.

Election Security

Election fraud is real. And, election integrity is critical to preserving our representative democracy. As Smith County Judge, Moran invested in new voting machines with tight security and paper backups, and he commissioned a comprehensive review of voter data to ensure the accuracy of ballots. In Congress, he will fight to ensure secure, accurate, legal, and transparent elections so our citizens can trust that their right to vote is protected.

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Fiscal Responsibility

The federal deficit is out of control, creating serious threats from foreign creditors like China. Judge Moran knows that the government has no money – it all belongs to the taxpayers. As Smith County Judge, he took the unprecedented step of decreasing the Smith County property tax rate during the pandemic, allowing Smith County to enjoy one of the lowest property tax rates in the state. In Congress, Judge Moran will work hard to reduce government spending, cut waste, reduce the regulatory burden imposed by the government, and return freedom to the free market.

Pro-Liberty

As Smith County Judge, Moran worked hard to keep businesses open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Working closely with healthcare leaders across Smith 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. In Congress, Judge Moran will work hard to encourage local control because he knows that local government is the most responsive and most accountable level of government, and it is best suited to respond to the needs of a community in a manner consistent with the value of that community.

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 place personal liberty and family values at the center of our nation’s priorities.  The family unit is the basic building block and institution for our nation. Government decisions ought to support the family institution and empower it.

Parental Rights & Education

Education should be reserved for states and local communities to manage. As we have seen through the push to teach critical race theory and other Marxist ideologies in our schools, decisions impacting education should be left to those we trust in our state government and in our local communities – not dictated by the federal government. In Congress, Judge Moran will work to ensure that parents are the ones who direct the education of their children and that the values of local communities do not get run over by a runaway federal government.

Nathaniel Moran's Key Accomplishments

Key Accomplishments.

Nathaniel Moran's Key Accomplishments

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Strong Leadership

  • 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”

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Proposed and adopted a tax rate more than 50 cents below the No New Revenue rate in 2020
  • Fully automated the probate, guardianship, and mental health court docket, creating  a much more efficient process
  • Saved taxpayer dollars by establishing and overseeing one of the few Assistive Outpatient Treatment Courts designed for those suffering from mental illness, allowing them to live independently without court oversight

Election Security

  • 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 the Community Commitment Report, an annual State of the County address in partnership with the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce aimed at strengthening relationships and communication between county and city leaders
  • Re-designed the Smith County website to ensure public information is easy to access
  • Regularly evaluates and assesses each administrative department to improve efficiency and review the value they bring to Smith County

Support for Veterans

  • Ensured the highest quality customer service for men and women in uniform from the Smith County Veterans Office
  • Promoted services offered by the Smith County Veterans Office
  • Created a strong partnership between Smith County and CampV, a regional veterans service organization

Problem Solving & Long Term Planning

  • Oversaw the development of a 20-year facilities plan to ensure the needs of major facilities 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 Smith 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.

Larry Smith

Smith County Sheriff

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Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran and Family

About Nathaniel.

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.

Nathaniel Moran's Professional, Public Service, Republican Party Leadership, and Educational Experience

Nathaniel’s Experience.

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Professional

  • Founder & principal owner, Nathaniel Moran Law Firm
  • Franchise owner, Remedy Staffing
  • Former partner, Ramey & Flock Law Firm

Public Service

  • 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

Education

  • 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)

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.