Friday, September 11, 2009

Taxpayer Advocate Peggy Venable Endorses Gov. Perry for Re-election

September 10, 2009

Government ReformCampaign UpdateElection 2010State and Local IssuesEconomic OpportunityEndorsements

AUSTIN – Gov. Perry has received the endorsement of Peggy Venable for re-election in 2010.

“Thanks to Gov. Perry's leadership, the Texas economy is the envy of the nation, serving as a beacon of fiscal sanity for the country,” said Venable, state director of Americans for Prosperity (AFP). “Texas is the only large state without a significant budget deficit; we lead the country in job creation and business relocation; and we have one of the healthiest housing markets in the nation. It is important that we stay the course. These achievements would not have been possible without the strong, insightful, fiscally responsible leadership provided by Gov. Perry and that is why I am personally endorsing him for re-election.”

Peggy Venable has worked in public policy and grassroots campaigns for more than 30 years and has served as a taxpayer advocate in Texas for 15 years. As state director of AFP for five years, she has worked to educate and engage citizens in helping restrain state and federal government growth and return government to its constitutional limits. She is also a former state director of Citizens for a Sound Economy, and served on the Texas Women's Alliance President's Council.

“Peggy has been an essential component in efforts to protect taxpayers’ interests, positively reduce the size of our state government, promote government transparency and put a stop to public-funded lobbying,” said Gov. Perry. “Her work has been invaluable to our state’s growth as one of the most productive, successful economies in the nation and world, and I am proud to have her support.”

Venable joins the Texas Municipal Police Association, Texas Chemical Council, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, RNC Committeewoman Cathie Adams, Texas Right to Life, Houston Realty Business Coalition, Texas Apartment Association, Texas Republican County Chairman Association President Linda Rogers, Heidi Group Founder Carol Everett, Texas Alliance for Life, Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association PAC, Texas Home School Coalition PAC, Texans for Life President Kyleen Wright, Conservative Republicans of Texas President Dr. Steve Hotze, Free Market Foundation President Kelly Shackelford and the Texas Chiropractic Association in their endorsement of Gov. Perry.

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