FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2013
Austin, TX—Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) today announced its endorsement of Representative Van Taylor for Texas Senate District 8 (SD 8).
“A lot of people talk about being conservative, but Representative Taylor has put conservative principles into action creating meaningful solutions for our state,” said Jeff Morris, YCT State Chairman. “Van not only votes right, earning him a spot on our honor roll, but he knows how to turn conservative values into effective public policy. For these reasons we are proud to support Van Taylor in his run for Texas Senate.”
Rep. Taylor is running for the seat being vacated by Senator Ken Paxton in his bid for Attorney General. Because of his conservative voting record in the 83rd Legislative Session, Rep. Taylor earned one of only 12 spots on YCT’s Honor Roll for the session. He also sits on YCT’s Historic Honor Roll for his career rating.
“The people of SD 8 consistently send some of the most principled conservative leaders to Austin,” said Jenna White, YCT Executive Director. “We expect that electing Van Taylor as their next Senator will continue that tradition.”
“Whether it be tax policy, water, roads and infrastructure, education, budgeting, or protecting the Rainy Day fund, Representative Taylor is has proven to be a thoughtful legislator with experience getting results,” White added. “Throughout his tenure in the Texas House, Van has consistently fought to rein in government spending, protect the Rainy Day fund, and stop the expansion of Obamacare in Texas.”
Representative Taylor thanked YCT for their support and commitment to advancing conservative principles. “YCT represents the next generation of conservative leaders in our state. Texas leads the nation in job growth and economic opportunity not by accident, but because we have applied conservative, limited-government principles to public policy,” Taylor said. “I appreciate the thoughtfulness and effective advocacy these young conservative leaders show every session, and I know that Texas’ best days are ahead with their continued involvement.”
Young Conservatives of Texas is a non-partisan organization that has promoted conservatism at universities across the Lone Star State for over three decades. The State’s most active political youth organization, YCT is composed of hundreds of members and alumni who participate in the full spectrum of politics. YCT issues the most respected ratings of the Texas legislature and is the only conservative group to have done so without interruption over the past 20 legislative sessions. For more information about YCT, please visit .