Former President George H.W. Bush and Former First Lady Barbara Bush Endorse Gov. Perry for Re-election

October 25, 2010

Join over 100 groups in supporting Gov. Perry for re-election

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.

Organizations and individuals endorsing 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 Police Retired Officers Association
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
San Antonio Police Officers Association
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 Construction Association 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 Restaurant Association PAC
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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