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Gov. Abbott endorses Rep. Jay Dean, others for re-election

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AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today endorsed Jay Dean for re-election as State Representative of House District 7. Abbott says Representative Dean has demonstrated steadfast leadership when it comes to cutting the size of government, defending religious liberty and promoting economic prosperity, and Governor Abbott is proud to endorse him for re-election.
 
“As a lifelong conservative, Jay Dean has been a tireless advocate for the values of faith, family and fiscal responsibility,” said Governor Abbott. “Respected for his work in the House, Representative Dean continues to be a leader in maintaining the Texas brand of economic liberty and individual freedom.  I urge the voters in Gregg and Upshur counties to re-elect Representative Dean for another term.”

Governor Greg Abbott also endorsed Tom Craddick for re-election as State Representative of House District 82. Throughout his tenure, Representative Craddick has been a passionate advocate for fiscal responsibility and limited government principles. Governor Abbott praised Tom Craddick’s consistent leadership in the following statement:
 
“It is an honor to endorse Representative Craddick for re-election, and my hope is that we can continue to work together to help Texas reach its greatest potential. He has been a consistent conservative voice throughout his tenure, supporting several legislative items that limit the growth of government and cut taxes. The constituents of Midland and the surrounding areas can count on Tom Craddick to continue being a force for conservative principles in Austin.”

Gov. Abbott endorsed Valoree Swanson for re-election as State Representative of House District 150. Representative Swanson has demonstrated a fierce commitment to conservative and family values through her advocacy for legislation that benefits Texas children, reforms our education system, and implements protections for the unborn.  
 
“Valoree Swanson has proven to be a trustworthy ally in the House through her tireless efforts to improve our school system and protect the unborn,” said Governor Abbott. “As a sixth-generation Texan, Valoree understands what it takes to implement the reforms necessary to ensure our children have a bright future. I am honored to endorse Representative Swanson for re-election, and the people of Spring, Texas can be assured that Valoree will continue to be a fighter for the conservative values that have made Texas the greatest state in the nation.”

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