A sixth-generation Texan, State Representative John Raney was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in December 2011 and serves Texas House District 14 which is comprised of Bryan and College Station. John is a member of the Texas A&M Class of 1969, graduating with a BBA in Marketing. While in college, John founded Texas Aggieland Bookstore, which has now been in operation for forty-six years. John served in the Texas Army National Guard as 1st Lieutenant from 1969 to 1975. He was an honor graduate of the USAR Basic Course and is Airborne qualified.
While attending the Republican State Convention in 1972, John met his future wife, Elizabeth. They were married in 1974. John and Elizabeth have two daughters and sons-in-law, Beth and Grant Hawkins and Laura and Alex Scogin, and seven grandchildren.
Representative Raney serves on the Committee on House Appropriations where he also serves on the Sub-Committee on Education, the Committee on Higher Education, and the Committee on House Administration. He is the acting Secretary of the House Republican Caucus and is a member of the Aggie Delegation, Eagle Ford Shale, Education, Farm-to-Table, General Aviation, Military Communities, Republican, Sportsman's, TEX-21, Texas Manufacturers, Texas Veterans, and Legislative Tourism Caucuses.