Ernest (Ernest) Bailes (R-SH018)
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Capitol: 512.463.0570
FAX: 512.463.0315
District: 936.628.6687
Room E2.812 Capitol Extension 1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

District Office:
10501 TX Highway 150
Shepherd, TX 77371
Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Courtney   DOB: 4/13/1982
Committee Assignments
MemberHouse Committee on Corrections
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture and Livestock
Counties Representing
Liberty / San Jacinto / Walker


State Representative Ernest Bailes is from Texas' House District 18 which includes Liberty, San Jacinto, and Walker counties. Rep. Bailes is currently serving on the House Committee(s) on Energy Resources and Corrections. This is his second term as a House member. 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, and earned his B.S. from Texas A&M University in 2004. Following his graduation, Ernest 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 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 the SISD Technology Advisory Committee.