How to Put your Family First AND Win in Politics – Briscoe Cain
Rep. Briscoe Cain is the youngest State Representative in the Texas State House and father to 4 young boys, all under 5. In our interview today, we talk a lot about how he and his bride balance politics and family and how his first campaign loss contributed to his win in 2016!
Our guest this week is the youngest member of the Texas State House of Representatives. Briscoe Cain has a clear path to re-election in November so he’ll be back for his second Session in January and I’m sure he’ll be fighting as hard as ever. Today he joins us to talk about how he got there, what motivates him and why more of us should get into the fight.
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Alright, let’s get to know Rep. Cain. He’s a native of Deer Park, Texas, from a family with roots in our great state tracing back to the signing of our own Declaration of Independence. As you’ll hear in the interview, he describes himself as a “Conservative Republican who supports limited government, less regulation, increased transparency, the value of life and traditional family values.”
Briscoe first ran for State Rep in 2014 and lost that race. Through the interview, we discuss in detail what he learned from that contest and how he was able to leverage those lessons to mount a successful campaign against an entrenched incumbent just two years later.
Most importantly, Briscoe is a loving husband and proud father of four boys. Like myself, he married way out of his class and we talk a lot about how important a strong marriage is to being effective in the public arena.
What You’ll Learn about Briscoe Cain and Putting your Family First In This Episode:
[00:00] Podcast Introduction
[00:30] Rep. Briscoe Cain Introduction and how he got involved in politics
[16:44] How did you and your bride balance politics and home life? Especially as a young married couple who had your kids during elections?
[21:20] How do you protect your family time and important priorities with your children?
[32:36] Why did you run for office and what did you learn from your first campaign loss?
[46:43] What are the top lessons you’d most like candidates and staff to pick up? (Hint: canvassing with Campaign Sidekick!)
[50:30] Final thoughts for candidates/campaign staff?
[54:20] Pranking the TX Democrat Convention