Monday, September 14, 2009

Texas Association of Realtors Endorses Gov. Perry for Re-election

September 14, 2009
Campaign Update

AUSTIN – The Texas Association of Realtors (TAR) has endorsed Rick Perry for re-election in 2010.

“Throughout his time in office, Gov. Perry has been a tireless champion for Texas homeowners and those who aspire to be homeowners,” said Brooke Hunt, TAR Chairman. “Gov. Perry shares our core values: protecting private-property rights, supporting the free enterprise system, reducing the state’s heavy reliance on property taxes, and advancing public policies that benefit homeowners. His outstanding record proves that Rick Perry is a true friend to all Texas consumers.”

The Texas Association of Realtors is one of the largest statewide professional associations, representing nearly 90,000 members who are involved in all aspects of real estate. All political committees and entities of TAR, and its executive board and board of directors, unanimously endorsed Gov. Perry at their annual convention in Dallas over the weekend.

“I firmly believe that our state’s efforts to keep taxes low, government spending down, our legal system fair and our regulations predictable are the forces that have made our state’s housing market less susceptible to the negative effects of the national mortgage crisis,” said Gov. Perry. “These principles, combined with Texas realtors’ resolve and competitiveness, are what will maintain our record of lower default rates and home values that surpass the national average. I’m proud to have the endorsement of Texas realtors and confident that together, we will keep Texas strong and at the front of the pack during these uncertain economic times.”

TAR 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, Texas Chiropractic Association, Americans for Prosperity State Director Peggy Venable and the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters in their endorsement of Gov. Perry.

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