Monday, November 10, 2008

Representatives Start Showing Support for Craddick

Representative Leo Berman's campaign office sent out a media release today announcing his and other representatives' support for Tom Craddick as Speaker of the House.

Representative Leo Berman stated:

"Because of his record of success, we stand resolutely behind Tom Craddick and continue to support his re-election as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives."

The following initiatives have been accomplished under Craddick's leadership:
  • Balanced the budget without raising taxes despite a $10 billion budget shortfall.
    Added transparency to the budget process.
  • Kept schools open by passing a school finance plan, increased spending each session on public education and appropriated money for a 13th check for retired teachers.
  • Began the process of expanding renewable energy.
  • Passed a property owners bill of rights to protect private property.
  • Increased penalties for child predators by passing “Jessica’s Law.”
  • Eliminated the TAKS test for end-of-course exams at the high school level.
  • Increased the number of RN’s through additional funding for nursing programs.
  • Passed nationally recognized Tort Reform Bill.

The other Representatives that have signed on to publicly support Tom Craddick are:

Warren Chisum (R-Pampa), Linda Harper-Brown (R-Irving), Carl Isett (R-Lubbock), Phil King (R-Weatherford), Jodie Laubenberg (R-Parker), Ken Paxton (R-McKinney), Dan Flynn (R-Van), Geanie Morrison (R-Victoria), Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), Bill Callegari (R-Katy), Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) and Wayne Christian (R-Center)

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