Shelley Barineau is a constitutional conservative, a small business owner, an attorney, and a community leader. A proud patriot and native Texan, Shelley will defend our conservative Texas values and fight back against the radical progressive agenda.
As a successful small business owner and 18-year Republican Precinct Chair, Shelley has the experience and courage to lead on the issues that matter most to West Houston families: enforcing public safety, funding the police and fighting crime, securing the border, protecting human life, defending the 2nd Amendment, improving public schools, banning critical race theory, protecting small business, safeguarding elections, and cutting property taxes.
A lifelong resident of House District 133, Shelley graduated from Memorial High School and the University of Texas at Austin. She later attended the University of Houston School of Law, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and wrote for the Houston Law Review. After law school, Shelley clerked for the Texas Supreme Court and practiced law at Andrews & Kurth, L.L.P. Shelley and her husband, Newt, have four children and run a successful small business specializing in preserving and managing affordable multifamily housing properties. Shelley serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the company. Shelley and Newt are long-time members of St. Francis Episcopal Church.
Shelley has spent more than 30 years as an active volunteer for her community. A member of the Texas Children’s Cancer Center Advisory Board, she has chaired large events and co-founded three patient support organizations. As a Trustee for Episcopal High School, she serves as the Construction Committee Chairman, responsible for overseeing the campus-wide building campaign. She also serves as a member of the Advisory Council for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
Shelley also supported the Menninger Clinic’s Harris County Sheriff’s Department Educational Initiative in conjunction with Crime Stoppers of Houston.
Shelley served on the Houston Museum of Natural Science Board of Trustees as the Jr. League representative and spent over a decade teaching science to under-served children at Our Lady of Guadalupe School. Her most rewarding community accomplishment was rebuilding the home of an elderly Fifth Ward resident after Tropical Storm Allison.
As a lifelong conservative, Shelley has served as the Republican Chairman for Precinct 273 for 18 years. She served as a member of the Harris County Republican Party Executive Committee, a Senate District Delegate, and a Delegate to the Texas State Republican Convention. During her long career in public service, Shelley has had the opportunity to work for all three branches of government as a political appointee for President George H.W. Bush, an Intern for Congressman Bill Archer, and a Briefing Attorney for Texas Supreme Court Justice James A. Baker.