Yantis Green cut his political teeth in the powerful backyard of the Bush family in West Texas. Midland is just down the road and in the same Congressional District as San Angelo where Green grew up. An award winning journalist and news anchor by the time he graduated from Angelo State University with a B.A. in Journalism in 1989, Green covered politics for over a decade. He turned from reporter to politician in the wake of the terror attacks on 9/11. He leveraged his contacts and name recognition to rise to national prominence by earning the No. one spot as a Republican National Convention delegate in two consecutive Presidential elections and won a highly contested election for County Commissioner with over 80% of the vote.
Green’s faith journey began seriously in college. He converted to Catholicism in 1989; attended a Cursillo in 2004 and had an audience with Pope John Paul II in Rome in October 2004, just five months before the pontiff passed away.
Green served nine months in Federal Prison for embezzlement and attended a Walk to Emmaus shortly after his release in 2014. He continues to be active in church as a Eucharistic Minister and continues to be active in politics.