FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2013
Austin, TX – Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) today announced their endorsement of State Senator Ken Paxton in his bid to become the next Attorney General of Texas.
“Our decision to endorse Sen. Paxton for Attorney General required no deliberation,” said YCT State Chairman Jeff Morris. “Sen. Paxton has shown consistent conservative leadership in both the Texas House and Senate, and he will make a fantastic Attorney General.”
Since his time in elected office in Texas, Sen. Paxton has consistently voted on his own conservative principles, often bucking his own party leadership. From positioning himself as the conservative alternative for Speaker of the Texas House during the 82nd Legislative Session, to fighting for legislative causes valued most by conservatives, Sen. Paxton is uniquely qualified and fully prepared to take over the Office of the Attorney General.
“Sen. Paxton has consistently scored among the highest legislators on our ratings of the legislature,” said Jenna White, YCT Executive Director. “He was not only the “Rookie of the Year” in the Texas Senate during the 83rd Legislative Session, but he also produced the highest score of all members of the Senate for the session and among current legislators, tops our Historical Honor Roll with a lifetime rating of 95.”
With an ever-expanding and intrusive federal government, the Office of Attorney General of Texas is quickly becoming one of the most important in the Lone Star State. YCT values an Attorney General who will go to task each day to ensure that Texans’ liberties and state sovereignty are preserved.
“Senator Paxton is the only candidate in the race that Texans can vote for and know with certainty that the next Attorney General will be a fierce advocate for Texas when it is necessary to take on the federal government,” commented Morris. “Greg Abbott has built the Office of Attorney General into a last best defense for state sovereignty and Ken Paxton is the only candidate who can and will take up the reins and continue the good fight.”
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 .