Texas Restaurant Association PAC Endorses Gov. Perry for Re-election

October 20, 2010

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today received the endorsement of the Texas Restaurant Association Political Action Committee (TRA PAC) for re-election in 2010.

“The Texas Restaurant Association Political Action Committee is proud to support Gov. Perry in his re-election bid,” said John Gessner, chair of the TRA PAC. “The governor has worked tirelessly to uphold the policies that create the type of business environment that allows job creation and economic strength. Texas continues to lead the nation in job creation, thanks to Gov. Perry’s efforts. As the largest private sector employer in the state with $35 billion in sales, the restaurant industry is a big part of the Texas economy and we have benefitted from Gov. Perry’s work.”

The Texas Restaurant Association was formed in 1937 to serve as an advocate and indispensable resource for the foodservice industry in Texas. Today, as a leading business association, TRA represents the state’s $35 billion restaurant industry, which is comprised of 50,000-plus locations and a workforce of more than one million employees. Along with the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation, the association represents, educates and promotes the growing industry.

“It is a great honor to receive the support of the Texas Restaurant Association PAC,” said Gov. Perry. “The restaurant industry plays an essential role in keeping our economy strong and is crucial to the success of our state’s thriving tourism industry. I will continue working to ensure the business climate in Texas remains friendly so that all businesses can grow and create jobs.”

The Texas Restaurant Association PAC joins the following organizations in their endorsement of Gov. Perry in the general election:

Amigos de Patriotas
Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas PAC
Associated General Contractors of America Texas Building Branch PAC
Associated Security Services and Investigators of the State of Texas
Automotive Parts and Services Association
BEEF-PAC of Texas Cattle Feeders Association
Boating Trades Association of Texas PAC
Career Colleges and Schools of Texas
Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas
Conservative Hispanic Society
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste PAC
“C” Club of Houston
Dallas Police Association
Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert
Dental Laboratory Association of Texas PAC
Exotic Wildlife Association
Farouk Shami
Fraternal Order of Police Texas State Lodge
Harris County Deputies Organization
Houston Police Officers’ Union
Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 341
Houston Realty Business Coalition
Independent Bankers Association of Texas
National Federation of Independent Business-Texas
National Rifle Association PVF
Outdoor Advertising Association of Texas
Pasadena Police Officer’s Union
Recreational Fishing Alliance
Republican National Hispanic Assembly Texas Chapter
San Antonio (former) Mayor Ed Garza
Sheriff Arvin West, Hudspeth County
Sheriff Clint McDonald, Terrell County
Sheriff Danny Dominguez, Presidio County
Sheriff Eusevio Salinas, Zavala County
Sheriff Rene Fuentes, Starr County
Sheriff Rick McIvor, Jeff Davis County
Sheriff Ronny Dodson, Brewster County
Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr., Zapata County
Sheriff Thomas Herrera, Maverick County
Southwest Movers Association
Southwest Tow Operators Association
Texans for Fiscal Responsibility
Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC
Texas Academy of Physician Assistants PAC
Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association
Texas Agricultural Aviation Association PAC
Texas Alliance for Life PAC
Texas Allied Poultry Association
Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society PAC
Texas Auto Dealers Association Auto PAC
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association PAC
Texas Apartment Association
Texas Association for Interior Design
Texas Association of Business BACPAC
Texas Association of Campground Owners
Texas Association of Dairymen PAC
Texas Association of Manufacturers
Texas Association of Licensed Investigators
Texas Association of Realtors ®
Texas Beverage Association
Texas Broiler Council
Texas Building Owners and Managers Association
Texas Burglar and Fire Alarm Association
Texas Chapter of the American College of Cardiology Heart PAC
Texas Chemical Council
Texas Chiropractic Association
Texas Civil Justice League PAC
Texas Crane Association
Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association PAC
Texas Economic Development Council PAC
Texas Egg Council
Texas Forestry Association Forestry PAC
Texas Home School Coalition PAC
Texas Hospital Association HOSPAC
Texas Locksmiths Association
Texas Medical Association TEXPAC
Texas Medical Defense PAC
Texas Motor Transportation Association Truck PAC
Texas Municipal Police Association
Texas Nursery and Landscape Association PAC
Texas Oil and Gas Association PAC
Texas Ophthalmological Association
Texas Optometric Association PAC
Texas Organization of Residential Care Homes
Texas Pest Control Association
Texas Pharmacy Association PharmPAC
Texas Pharmacy Business Council
Texas Podiatric Medical Association
Texas Poultry Federation
Texas Poultry Improvement Association
Texas Process Servers Association
Texas Property Rights Association
Texas Quarter Horse Association
Texas Recreational Fishing Alliance
Texas Recreational Vehicle Association
Texas Retailers Association PAC
Texas Right to Life PAC
Texas Society of Anesthesiologists PAC
Texas Society of Professional Engineers
Texas Society of Professional Surveyors PAC
Texas State Association of Fire Fighters
Texas State Rifle Association PAC
Texas Travel Industry Association
Texas Turkey Federation
Texas Wildlife Association
Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas PAC

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