FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2015
Contact: Jordan Berry
Former Governor Rick Perry Endorses Bryan Hughes for Senate
Mineola - Today, Rep. Bryan Hughes announced that former Texas Governor Rick Perry has endorsed his campaign for the Texas Senate.
Governor Rick Perry was the longest serving governor in Texas history and is largely credited with much of our state's economic success, often described as the "Texas Miracle."
"Bryan Hughes is a committed conservative fighting to secure our borders from illegal immigration," said Gov. Rick Perry. "Bryan has consistently stood to protect life and East Texas values.''
Perry served as governor for six of the seven sessions Hughes has served in the Texas House. During that time, they worked together on a number of issues important to Texans ranging from pro-life legislation to securing the border and fighting Obamacare.
"What a blessing to receive Governor Perry's endorsement," said Hughes. "His contributions to our state are numerous and significant, and I look forward to continuing his legacy of conservative leadership in the Texas Senate."
Perry joins statewide elected officials including Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton, Comptroller Glenn Hegar, and Ag Commissioner Sid Miller in endorsing Hughes in this race. Hughes has additionally been endorsed by organizations including Texas Right to Life, Texans for Lawsuit Reform, Texas DPS Officers Association, East Texas Police Chiefs Association, Texas Poultry Federation and individuals including David Barton (President - Wallbuilders), Cathie Adams (President - Texas Eagle Forum), Kelly Shackelford (President - Liberty Institute), Ann Hettinger (State Director - Concerned Women for America), Carol Everett (President - Heidi Group), and Jonathan Saenz (President - Texas Values).