Image: Conservative activist Christian Collins.
The Golden Hammer Staff Reports
Conroe, October 18 – Conservative activist Christian Collins will run for Republican nomination for the 8th Congressional District in the 2022 Republican Primary Election. Collins will formally announce his candidacy today for the seat from which his former boss, United States Congressman Kevin Brady, is retiring at the end of 2022.
Collins, who lives in Conroe, is the Founder of the immensely popular Texas Youth Summit and a former aide to United States Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas.
A 6th generation Texan, Collins announced today that he is running for the open seat in Congress.
“Many of you are tired of watching politicians you’ve help elect, whom you thought shared your conservative values, start to sing a different tune once they get to Washington, because they are blinded by their own ambition or bought by special interests. I feel the same way, and that’s why I’m running,” Collins told The Golden Hammer this morning. “I’ll be loyal to you, not to lobbyists, or any party agenda that does not respect the will of the voters,” Collins added. “I will be a people’s Congressman.”
Collins likens himself a “next-generation leader.” In his political activism, Collins has made it a priority of his work to reach and educate “Gen-Z and Millenials with conservative principles” in his words. He has said he wants to inspire young people to fight on the side of older Americans to save America. He regularly speaks on high school and college campuses.
In 2019, Collins began the Texas Youth Summit to bring influencers, such as Donald Trump, Jr., Candace Owens, Charlie Kirk, Allie Beth Stuckey, and Kayleigh McEnany, to join him in this effort. In 2021, he hosted his largest rally with over 2000 people in total of whom 1200 were youths.
Prior to the Texas Youth Summit, Collins was a campaign manager and longtime advisor to Congressman Kevin Brady. He also worked as a campaign aide to Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
He holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas and an M.A. in Organizational Communication from Liberty University. He has taught Oratory at Lone Star College and is popular among the students there.
Collin’s involvement in political meetings in Montgomery County during the past several years has been ubiquitous. He seems to appeal across the lines of many factions within the Republican Party, as he gets along quite well with grassroots conservatives as well as members of the political “establishment.”