Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants CPA-PAC Endorses Dan Patrick for Lieutenant Governor

August 25, 2014

AUSTIN – Dan Patrick, Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor received the endorsement of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants CPA-PAC today.

“The TSCPA CPA-PAC is proud to endorse Dan Patrick for Lieutenant Governor,” said Brad Brown, CPA, Chairman of TSCPA CPA-PAC. “We’ve counted on Senator Patrick’s support on issues ranging from margin tax reform and scholarships for 5th-year accounting students to updates to the Accountancy Act. TSCPA has been proud to call Senator Patrick a friend for many years, and it is with gratitude that the CPA-PAC offers him our endorsement.”

“I am thrilled to receive the endorsement of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants CPA-PAC,” said Patrick. “I have worked tirelessly to keep taxes low so that our businesses can flourish and I will continue to provide the tools our students need to be successful in their careers.”

The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional organization representing Texas CPAs. TSCPA has 20 local chapters statewide and has 27,000 members. The Society is committed to serving the public interest with programs that advance the highest standards of ethics and practice within the Texas CPA profession.

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Senator Dan Patrick Names Aron Pena III as Rio Grande Valley Field Representative

August 19, 2014

AUSTIN – Today, Dan Patrick, Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor, announced the newest addition to his team. Aron Pena III will serve as Rio Grande Valley Field Representative.

“We are thrilled to have Aron officially join the team as our new Rio Grande Valley Field Representative,” said Dan Patrick. “Aron will do a great job mobilizing and identifying Republican support in the Valley. He will help us get our message of job creation, educational opportunities, and pro-life values out across south Texas.”

Pena recently served as Governmental Relations Director, and South Texas Division President, for Altura Homes and is currently a partner at Pena, Garza Consulting Group. Son of the Honorable Aaron Pena, Aron also serves as Precinct Chair and as President of the Hidalgo Young Republicans. Pena has managed campaigns for State Representative and Congressional candidates since 2000.

Dan Patrick just completed his third successful visit to the Valley this summer with the help of Aron Pena and Senior Campaign Advisor Jimmy Garza (Pharr Commissioner). Senator Patrick welcomes Aron Pena III as a key addition to the campaign’s outstanding field team which includes: Sarah Singleton (Greater Houston Area), Cylynda Caviness (North Texas), Sharon Hall (Central Texas).

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Senator Dan Patrick Stands with Governor Rick Perry

August 18, 2014

AUSTIN – Dan Patrick, Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor makes the following statement regarding Governor Rick Perry’s indictment.

“Every Texas Governor has the constitutional right to veto legislation or funding. Perverting the criminal justice system to seek retribution for a veto is unconscionable.

“Governor Perry was acting in the best interest of Travis County and the taxpayers of Texas. I stand with Governor Perry.

“Over the weekend, more than 1.3 million people saw my friends and I express our support for our Governor – ‘This Person Stands With Rick Perry.’ The overwhelming support for Governor Perry is a true testament to his leadership and most importantly, his integrity.”

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Dan Patrick Confirms Texas Tribune Debate Set For September 29

August 14, 2014

AUSTIN – Dan Patrick, Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor, has agreed to a September 29th Texas Tribune debate with Leticia Van de Putte.

After working out the details, both campaigns have agreed to debate on Monday, September 29. Senator Patrick is looking forward to debating his opponent.

“The original invitation from Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith proposed two dates: September 24 or September 27,” said Alejandro Garcia, Patrick Communications Director. “The Patrick campaign objected to debating during Rosh Hashanah on September 24 out of respect to the Jewish community. The Van de Putte campaign objected to debating on September 27 because it was in conflict with college football. Now both parties have agreed to September 29.”

A recap of the details includes the following:

Moderator: Ross Ramsey

Program length: 60 minutes

Televised by: KLRU (PBS), Broadcast feed available to other media

Format: traditional, open, close, timed answers and responses

Open to statewide media

 

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Texas Association of Builders Political Arm HOMEPAC Endorses Dan Patrick for Lieutenant Governor

August 12, 2014

AUSTIN – Dan Patrick, Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor received the endorsement of the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) HOMEPAC today.

“Senator Dan Patrick has demonstrated how seriously he took his job as a Texas State Senator by never missing one day of voting on the Senate floor in his four sessions, and I have no doubt that he will take on the role of Lieutenant Governor with that same level of dedication and passion,” said Robert Wood, Chairman of the HOMEPAC board of trustees and a builder from Lubbock. “That is just one of the reasons why HOMEPAC proudly endorses Dan Patrick for Lieutenant Governor of Texas.”

HOMEPAC, the Texas Association of Builders political action committee, is an essential part of the advocacy program at TAB. HOMEPAC provides contributions in support of pro-housing candidates to both statewide office and the Texas Legislature.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Texas Association of Builders HOMEPAC,” said Patrick. “My legislative record demonstrates my support for maintaining our pro-business environment. The housing market is crucial to the Texas economy and I’m proud of the hard work the TAB has done. As Senator and as the next Lieutenant Governor, I will continue fighting to keep Texas as the nation’s leader in job creation and economic prosperity.”

“When I think of our future and the housing industry, our young adults come to mind,” said Joe Carlyle, President of Texas Association of Builders and a builder from Tyler. “We have to prepare them with advanced education or technical training in order to make them the future business owners of Texas. Broadening their prospects for post-secondary success will encourage more students to seek additional training and opportunities following high school graduation. The Texas Association of Builders is proud to support Dan Patrick for Lieutenant Governor.”

The Texas Association of Builders is dedicated to creating a positive business environment for the housing industry by addressing the housing issues of the people of Texas.

Founded in 1946, the Texas Association of Builders is an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders and has 28 local homebuilders associations and nearly 10,000 members across Texas. Representing over 702,500 jobs and more than $31.1 billion annually in the Texas economy, the state and local associations play a crucial role in providing housing for Texans.

 

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Texas Association of Business Political Arm Endorses Dan Patrick for Lieutenant Governor

August 7, 2014

AUSTIN – Dan Patrick, Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor received the endorsement of the Texas Association of Business (TAB) political arm (BACPAC) today.

“It is with great certainty and excitement that the TAB political arm endorses Dan Patrick as our next Lieutenant Governor,” said Bill Hammond, CEO of the Texas Association of Business.

“I strongly believe Dan Patrick is on the right side of the issues that are critical to our businesses. He has tirelessly led efforts to improve public education and lower taxes to ensure a robust Texas economy. Texas needs Dan Patrick as our Lieutenant Governor,” concluded Hammond.

“The Texas Association of Business has been a strong advocate for the state’s business community and I am proud to have earned their support over the years,” said Dan Patrick. “I look forward to continuing our work together and expanding our strong state economy.”

Since joining the Texas Senate in 2007, Dan Patrick has consistently been recognized for his pro-business record by being named a Champion and Fighter for free enterprise by the Texas Association of Business.

TAB represents companies from the largest multi-national corporations to small businesses in nearly every community of our state. TAB works to improve the Texas business climate and to help make our state’s economy the strongest in the world.

For more than 85 years, TAB has been on the front lines of the legislative, regulatory, and judicial battlefields, fighting for every issue that impacts business to ensure employers’ opinions are being heard.

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Texas Apartment Association Endorses Dan Patrick for Lieutenant Governor

August 6, 2014

AUSTIN – Dan Patrick, Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor, received the endorsement of the Texas Apartment Association today.

“The Texas Apartment Association is proud to endorse Dan Patrick for Lieutenant Governor. He will serve Texas well,” said George B. Allen, CAE, TAA’s Executive Vice President. “The Texas economy is thriving and under Dan Patrick’s leadership the Texas Senate will continue to promote policies that encourage business investment and job growth without unnecessary regulations.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Texas Apartment Association,” said Dan Patrick. “I’ve always been a strong supporter of small government and keeping our taxes low. As the next Lieutenant Governor of this great State, I will continue fighting to cut property taxes so that our businesses have the freedom to be successful.”

TAA has more than 11,000 members and represents more than 1.9 million rental units throughout the state. TAA represents all aspects of the rental housing industry. Members of the association provide housing for more than 4.5 million Texans, employ an estimated 75,000 full-time employees, represent property with a market value of more than $150 billion, and pay property taxes exceeding $3 billion a year.

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Patrick Expresses Condolences To Family of Slain Border Patrol Agent

August 5, 2014

AUSTIN – Dan Patrick, Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor makes the following statement regarding the death of Border Patrol agent in the Rio Grande Valley.

“It brings me profound sadness to learn of the death of Border Patrol agent Javier Vega Jr. in Willacy County. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of this brave soul,” said Patrick.

“I condemn the criminals who are responsible for this horrendous act and I have faith that justice will be served.”

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Dan Patrick Calls Out Opponent For Flip-Flopping On Guard Deployment

August 5, 2014

AUSTIN – Dan Patrick, Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor, released the following statement regarding Leticia Van De Putte’s stunning flip-flop on National Guard troops deployed to the Texas/Mexico border.

“Earlier this year I urged Governor Perry to send National Guard troops to our border to safeguard all Texans from the several threats posed by the Obama Administration’s failure to secure the border. On July 21st Governor Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops. I applauded his action. My opponent, at first strongly opposed Governor Perry’s effort, saying his “decision is the wrong way to go” because it would “strictly militarize the border.” Now she flip-flopped, saying she supports the National Guard’s border presence – even writing a letter to Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst and Speaker Straus pleading for additional funding.

“Van de Putte is not only on the wrong side of this issue, her voting record in the Texas Senate on illegal immigration has contributed directly to the disaster we face today along the border. She has authored the law giving in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. She voted to give driver licenses, free healthcare and other taxpayer-funded benefits to illegal immigrants. More recently, as one of President Obama’s biggest allies here in Texas, her stated solution to our current border crisis was to give hundreds of millions of federal taxpayer dollars to the governments of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

“Her failed record on illegal immigration here in Texas helped create this problem and no amount of flip-flopping or spinning can hide her record from voters this November.

“Border security is my top priority. I’ve been very vocal and passionate about this issue for years. As Lieutenant Governor, I will do everything in my power to fund border security at levels recommended by Texas Law enforcement on a 24/7/365 day basis. We must do all we can to protect Texans until Washington meets its responsibility to secure our border and pass responsible legal immigration reform”.

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Senator Dan Patrick Applauds SpaceX for Bringing Jobs to the Valley

August 5, 2014

AUSTIN – Dan Patrick, Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor, released the following statement regarding SpaceX’s new launching pad in Cameron County.

“I am thrilled to learn that SpaceX will build their new launch pad in Cameron County and bring 300 jobs to the area. This will continue the economic growth of the Rio Grande Valley and the space technology leadership of Texas.”

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