AUSTIN – Gov. Perry today received the endorsement of the Texas Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse PAC (RN/APN PAC) which represents the political arm of four statewide nursing associations: Texas Nurses Association (TNA), Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice (CNAP), Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TANA) and Texas Nurse Practitioners (TNP).
“Gov. Perry’s solid record of supporting Texas nurses speaks volumes,” said Susan Sportsman, a registered nurse and president of TNA. “Under his leadership $100 million has been dedicated to nursing education to address our needs. Gov. Perry continues to demonstrate his support by ensuring we have the resources we need to continue providing quality health care for Texans.”
“Gov. Perry recognizes the essential role advanced practice nurses play in providing primary care and other essential health care services,” said Jean Gisler, a family nurse practitioner and chair of CNAP. “The governor has helped sustain quality health care for families across the state and his support makes us proud to endorse him for the general election.”
The Texas Nurses Association seeks to promote excellence in nursing by helping nurses achieve quality patient care through high standards of practice, legislative involvement, and public policy advocacy. The mission of the Coalition for Nurses in Advance Practice is to create a legal and regulatory climate in which Texas Advanced Practice Nurses can use their full potential to improve the health and well-being of all Texans. The Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists works to advance patient safety and the profession of nurse anesthesia. Texas Nurse Practitioners works to promote the professional excellence of nurse practitioners, and to support quality health care through leadership, education and advocacy.
“Nurses play a vital role in providing quality patient care for families across our state,” said Gov. Perry. “I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the Texas Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse PAC and proud of what we’ve accomplished together to address the nursing needs in Texas. I look forward to building on this success so that our health care system can be more affordable and accessible to all Texans.”
AUSTIN – Today Gov. Perry received the endorsement of the Texas Radiological Society PAC for the general election in November.
"The Texas Radiological Society shares the governor’s desire to keep health care affordable for all Texans,” said Dr. I. Ray Kirk, chairman of the Texas Radiological Society PAC Committee. “We are pleased to announce our endorsement of Rick Perry for another term.”
The purposes of the Texas Radiological Society, as a chapter of the American College of Radiology, is to serve the specialty of radiology in Texas by advancing the science, education and practice of radiology; improving radiologic service to patients and the medical community; fostering closer fellowship among radiologists; addressing the economics of radiology; and establishing and maintaining high medical and ethical standards.
Established in 2004, the TRS PAC remains committed to a mission to positively impact the future of radiology in Texas by supporting the legislative agenda of the Texas Radiological Society.
“It is an honor to receive the endorsement of the professional men and women of the Texas Radiological Society PAC,” said Gov. Perry. “The medical and ethical standards established by the radiological society play a vital role in creating high quality and affordable health care for Texas families. I look forward to continuing to build and maintain a high quality of life for every Texan.”
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today received the endorsement of the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) HOMEPAC for the November election.
“Gov. Perry’s ongoing commitment to keep taxes low and a limited government demonstrates his keen understanding on how to keep Texas open for business and the envy of the nation,” said Randy Bowling, chairman of the HOMEPAC Board of Trustees. “We are proud to endorse Gov. Rick Perry for the general election.”
Founded in 1946, the Texas Association of Builders is an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders and has 34 local home builders associations across Texas. With a membership of 11,000 representing 600,000 jobs and $30 billion of the Texas economy, the Texas Association of Builders plays a crucial role in providing housing for Texans.
The TAB staff also works closely with elected state officials and regulatory agencies in the development and adoption of regulations, codes and standards for housing with the goal of creating safe, quality and common sense construction standards.
“I am truly honored to receive the endorsement of the Texas Association of Builders HOMEPAC who has worked with me to create the economic climate so that homes across the state can be built,” said Gov. Perry. “Garnering the support of a group of people who spend every day building is especially fitting, because I have dedicated most of my adult life working to build Texas into a place where people are free to pursue their dreams with less worry about government interference.”
AUSTIN – Today Gov. Perry received the support of the Texas Dental Association DENPAC for the general election this November.
“Gov. Perry has been a true advocate in ensuring the medical industry’s success in Texas,” said Warren Branch, chairman of the Texas Dental Association DENPAC. “He has tirelessly fought against frivolous lawsuits, allowing the medical community to provide quality health care for all Texans. This type of understanding and proven leadership is exactly what Texas needs to continue being a national economic leader. We are proud to support Gov. Perry because we believe in his leadership.”
Along with the practice of dentistry, DENPAC promotes and protects the dental health of the people of Texas. The Texas Dental Association advocates for the funding of charitable programs such as CHIP and MEDICAID and strives to keep these programs available to patients in need.
“It is an honor to receive the support of the professional men and women from the Texas Dental Association DENPAC,” said Gov. Perry. “The dental industry is a crucial part of Texans’ overall health, and I will continue to protect our quality of life. Working together, I know we can maintain Texas as a place where people can continue to have access to good quality dental care, an opportunity to find a job and raise a family for generations to come.”
The Texas Dental Association DENPAC joins the following organizations in their endorsement of Gov. Perry in the general election:
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HOUSTON – Today Gov. Rick Perry received the endorsement of former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush for the general election. They were joined by representatives from more than 100 organizations and hundreds of leaders who have endorsed Gov. Perry’s re-election, highlighting his diverse, statewide support, which represents millions of Texans.
“Gov. Perry’s leadership and proven track record is an essential component in keeping Texas a national leader in job creation,” said former President George H.W. Bush. “Texas has become a prime example of what happens when you mix fiscal responsibility, strong leadership and a vision of moving a state forward. It is an honor to endorse Gov. Rick Perry for the general election.”
George H.W. Bush was sworn in as president of the United States in January 1989 and served until January 1993. During his term in office, the Cold War ended; the threat of nuclear war was drastically reduced; the Soviet Union ceased to exist, replaced by a democratic Russia with the Baltic States becoming free; the Berlin Wall fell and Germany was reunified with Eastern Europe; and he put together an unprecedented international coalition to liberate Kuwait.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush is a tireless advocate of volunteerism, helping countless charities and humanitarian causes. Today she and President Bush serve as Co-Chairs of C-Change, an organization that represents more than 150 individuals and groups that fight cancer. She also enjoys reading to children at schools and hospitals across the nation.
“I am deeply honored to receive the endorsement of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush,” said Gov. Perry. “His devotion and leadership, to our country, has brought forth inspiration to us all.”
Gov. Perry’s endorsements highlight the broad-based support he has from diverse groups and industries, ranging from agriculture, health care and retail sales, to construction, law enforcement and education.
In his remarks, Gov. Perry emphasized the creation of 850,000 Texas jobs in the last ten years and the recent drop in the unemployment rate in Texas; leaving the national rate nearly two points above ours. He also touted our state’s low taxes, predictable regulatory climate, fair legal system and education efforts as crucial elements that have helped make it a national leader in exports and Fortune 1000 companies.
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today received the endorsement of the Texas Construction Association Political Action Committee (TCA PAC) for the general election.
“Gov. Perry’s fiscally conservative track record of supporting efforts to improve the business environment in Texas and create new jobs has helped our industry flourish,” said Steve Rians, Chairman of the Board of the Texas Construction Association. “We are proud to have the opportunity to endorse Gov. Perry in the general election.”
The Texas Construction Association was established in 1998 by Texas construction subcontractor and supplier organizations to promote the common interests of these organizations in Texas. TCA is comprised of 15 member associations. Through these associations and direct memberships, TCA has over 2,300 company members which collectively employ over 175,000 employees.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Texas Construction Association PAC,” said Gov. Perry. “The members of this association help build Texas schools, office buildings and factories, and I will continue to support their efforts so that our great state can continue to lead the nation.”
AUSTIN – Today Gov. Rick Perry received the endorsement of the Houston Police Retired Officers Association for the general election.
“Gov. Perry, both as a legislator and as governor, has consistently demonstrated his dedicated and loyal service to the citizens of Texas,” said Bill Elkin, executive director of the Houston Police Retired Officers Association. “He is specially recognized for his support for law enforcement and the peace officers who valiantly serve throughout all of Texas. With over 1,400 members, we proudly endorse Gov. Perry for re-election.”
The Houston Police Retired Officers Association (HPROA) was created by a group of retired officers, dedicated to improving pension and other benefits for retirees and surviving spouses. The HPROA is recognized by all elected officials, the general public, and members of the Law Enforcement Community as the representatives of all Houston Police Department retired officers.
“It is a real honor to receive the endorsement of the dedicated professionals of the Houston Police Retired Officers Association,” said Gov. Perry. “These brave men and women have given a life of service and sacrifice to families and communities across our state. They have protected our quality of life for years and I look forward to continue making sure that Texas remains the best state to find a job and raise a family.”
The Houston Police Retired Officers Association joins the following list of regional supporters: Harris County Deputies Organization, Houston Police Officers’ Union, Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 341, and the Houston Realty Business Coalition.
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.”
AUSTIN – Today Gov. Perry received the endorsement of the Southwest Tow Operators Association for the general election in November.
“I am happy to announce our endorsement of Gov. Perry for re-election,” said Dan Messina, president of the Southwest Tow Operators Association. “Gov. Perry has proven his commitment to protect and preserve the rights of small businesses across the state of Texas. His proven leadership and conservative values have helped maintain a good environment for small businesses statewide.”
The Southwest Tow Operators Association was formed in 2006 to unite towers in Texas and the southwest. They are the largest towing association in Texas and the nation, representing over 7,500 professional tow operators. They provide certification, training and education and professional knowledge or key components of the association. In Texas they are split up in seven different regions, each consisting of regional boards.
“It is an honor to receive the endorsement of the Southwest Tow Operators Association,” said Gov. Perry. “The men and women in the towing industry are an integral part of our state’s vitality and our drivers’ safety. Texans rely on the towing industry to keep our roads safe and our state moving in the right direction.”