NAFUSA lifetime member John Ratcliffe filed for the GOP primary this week, moments before the filing deadline. He seeks to represent the 4th Congressional District of Texas, which covers the northeast corner of the state. He will take on Rep. Ralph Hall, the 90 year old GOP incumbent, the oldest member of Congress.
Ratcliffe served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, 2007-2008. He had served as first assistant to NAFUSA President-Elect Matt Orwig, and succeeded Orwig when the latter returned to private practice.
Ratcliffe is currently a partner with the Ashcroft Law Firm in the Dallas office. He earned his Juris Doctor at the Southern Methodist University School of Law. He has served as adjunct professor of law at both SMU and Texas Wesleyan University. He also served as mayor of Heath, Texas for eight years.
For more information on the campaign, visit www.ratcliffeforcongress.com.