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Rep. Bailes, Ernest

District 18


Capitol Address:

Room E1.316

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0570

(512) 463-0315 Fax

District Address:


PO Box 1116

Shepherd, TX 77371


10501 Hwy 150

Shepherd, TX 77371

Counties Represented:

Liberty, San Jacinto, Walker



Ernest Bailes is a newly elected state representative serving Texas’ House District 18. The district includes Liberty, San Jacinto and Walker counties.

Representative Bailes, a lifelong rancher and agriculturalist, was raised on his family’s dairy and beef cattle operations in East Texas. He grew up in Shepherd, is a graduate of Shepherd High School, and earned his B.S. from Texas A&M University in 2004.

Following his graduation from Texas A&M, Bailes founded his company, Repro Select, an advanced reproductive services provider for cattle and whitetail deer producers across the south-central United States.

Ernest and his wife Courtney, live in Shepherd, Texas with their two sons, "Cinco" and Rigby. Both "Cinco" and Rigby go to Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD where Courtney is a third grade school teacher. Ernest is active in the community and serves on various boards, including the San Jacinto County Fair Association, San Jacinto County Farm Bureau, and SISD Technology Advisory Committee. They attend the First Baptist Church of Coldspring.


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