Associated Security Services and Investigators of the State of Texas Endorses Gov. Perry for Re-election

January 29, 2010
Associated Security Services and Investigators of the State of Texas

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today received the endorsement of the Associated Security Services and Investigators of the State of Texas (ASSIST) for re-election.

“Gov. Perry’s work to make Texans safer through disaster and emergency response planning has been outstanding and ASSIST is proud to endorse Gov. Perry in his bid for re-election.” said Bob Burt, State President of ASSIST. “Gov. Perry was among the first to recognize the previously untapped partnership between public and private law enforcement, and his support of the Law Enforcement and Private Security (LEAPS) program has helped to add thousands of eyes and ears in the effort to keep Texans safe at no additional cost to taxpayers. The successful utilization of both private and public security professionals places Texas far above the rest.”

ASSIST is a non-profit organization comprised of private professional security companies across the state and the largest organization representing private security in Texas. There are more than 100,000 private security officers in Texas.

“I am proud of the sacrifices members of ASSIST have made over the years, working alongside public sector law enforcement to fortify our crime fighting and emergency management efforts, and I am honored to accept their endorsement,” said Gov. Perry. “Their role in mobilizing resources and assistance in the face of natural disasters has been invaluable in the effort to keep Texans safe and out of harm’s way. I will continue to ensure our protectors, both in the public and private sector, have the tools they need to keep our people safe and our communities secure.”

ASSIST joins the following organizations and individuals in their endorsement of Gov. Perry:

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
Texas Municipal Police Association
Texas Chemical Council
Texas Society of Professional Engineers
Republican National 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 Coalition 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
Texas State Association of Fire Fighters
Texas Association of Realtors
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Texas Civil Justice League PAC
Texas Oil and Gas Association President Rob Looney
Concerned Women for America State Director Ann Hettinger
Texas Optometric Association PAC
Texas Pest Control Association
Energy Entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens
Texas Recreational Vehicle Association
Texas Poultry Federation
Justice at the Gate Founder Alice Patterson
Former Republican Party of Texas Chair Tina Benkiser
Texas Cattle Feeders Beef-PAC
Eagle Forum Founder Phyllis Schlafly
Texas Pharmacy Business Council
Justice Foundation President Allan Parker, Jr.
Texas Podiatric Medical Association
Texas Association for Interior Design
Former Texas Republican Party Chair Susan Weddington
Former U.S. Secretary of Education Bill Bennett
Family Research Council Action PAC Chairman Tony Perkins
WallBuilders President and Founder David Barton
Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour
Texas Association of Builders HOMEPAC
Manufacturers PAC of Texas
Texas Medical Association TEXPAC
Former Republican Party of Texas Chair George Strake
Texas Society of Anesthesiologists PAC
Texas Restaurant Association PAC
Vision America Founder Dr. Rick Scarborough
Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas PAC
Recreational Fishing Alliance
Texas Recreational Fishing Alliance
Texas Nursery and Landscape Association PAC
Career Colleges and Schools of Texas
Two-Thirds of the State Republican Executive Committee
Republican National Committeeman Bill Crocker
Former Republican Party of Texas Chair Tom Pauken
Texas Motor Transportation Association TRUCKPAC
Empower Texans PAC
Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society PAC
Texas Nurses Association
Coalition for Nurses in Advance Practice
Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Texas Nurse Practitioners
Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas
Medical Defense PAC
Outdoor Advertising Association of Texas
Texas Chapter of American College of Cardiology HeartPAC
Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas PAC
Associated General Contractors of America Texas Building Branch PAC
Texas Construction Association PAC
Texas Retailers Association PAC
C Club of Houston
Texas Building Owners and Managers Association
Texas Burglar and Fire Alarm Association
Southwest Movers Association
Texas Academy of Physician Assistants PAC
Michael Reagan
Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association
Texas Hospital Association HOSPAC
Dental Laboratory Association of Texas Board of Directors
Texas Organization of Residential Care Homes
Texas Locksmiths Association
Young Conservatives of Texas
National Rifle Association
Texas State Rifle Association
Boating Trades Association PAC of Texas
Texas Agricultural Aviation Association PAC
Texas Association of Business BACPAC

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