2013 Class

2013 Class of Clements Scholars

Philip Collins

Office of State Representative Linda Harper-Brown

I was born in Houston and grew up in the Cypress area. My dad is a petroleum engineer and we moved to Mexico for eight months and then Venezuela for eight more when I was seven. I was able to learn Spanish at that time and also fell in love with traveling. I love learning about different cultures and the different perspectives people have to offer.

Matt Hester

Office of State Representative Phil King

My name is Matthew Hester and I am a senior at the University of Texas with a major in Economics and a minor in Business Administration. I am from Weatherford, Texas and I am very excited to intern and learn about the political process under Representative Phil King, who represents District 61.

Chelsey McGee

Office of State Representative Jason Isaac

I was born and raised in Longview, Texas. I’m currently studying public relations and political communication at Texas State University. During the 83rd Legislative Session, I will be working for State Representative Jason Isaac.

Patrick Price


I was born and raised in the Peach State, and I earned a BBA in finance from the University of Georgia in December 2009. I am currently enrolled at the University of Texas School of Law with an expected graduation date of May 2014. Through the Clements Program and TCCRI, I hope to promote principles of federalism and small government in the legislature.

Taylor Turner

Office of State Representative Patricia Harless

My name is Taylor Turner. I am 2012 homeschool graduate pursuing a political science degree at Thomas Edison State College. I plan to attend law school following my graduation from Thomas Edison. My past involvement in the political arena through the Tea Party, and state and federal campaigns. I am also a alumnus of Patriot Academy.When I found out about the Clements internship opportunity, I was very excited. My passion for conservative politics has been growing since I was young. The Clements Scholar program allows me to channel that long-growing passion into the political process to affect positive change to Texas politics. I hope to learn more about the process through the daily hands-on experience. In the end, I hope to take what I learn from this internship and impact other areas of Texas and national politics

Jacqueline Walker

Office of State Senator Dan Patrick

I am from Austin, Tx and currently a junior at Texas Tech University. I am a double major in both political science and spanish. International politics is a big interest of mine and I love to learn about the cultures and political systems of other countries. I will be interning for Senator Dan Patrick.

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Clements Scholars at the 2013 TCCRI Black Tie & Boots Gala. From left to right: Taylor Turner, Jacqueline Walker, Chelsey McGee, and Matt Hester (not pictured: Philip Collins)

Jonah Goldberg, Best-Selling Author and Founding Editor of National Review Onlinewith the 2013 Class of Clements Scholars. From left to right: Taylor Turner, Philip Collins, Matt Hester, Jonah Goldberg, Chelsey McGee, and Jacqueline Walker

Jacqueline Walker, a 2013 Clements Scholar, translates for Spanish-speaking witnesses at the Thursday, February 21 hearing of the Senate Education Committee.