YCT Endorses Bobby Vickery in House District 8

Press Releases / January 17, 2012


January 17, 2012

Contact: Tony McDonald, Senior Vice Chairman
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AUSTIN — Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) has endorsed Corsicana Republican Bobby Vickery for State Representatives in House District 8. The district includes Anderson, Navarro, Hill and Freestone Counties.

“Bobby Vickery is a strong conservative who will fight for families, freedom and life in the Texas House of Representatives,” said Tony McDonald, YCT Senior Vice Chairman. “He is a strong believer in limited government and fiscal responsibility.”

“Young Conservatives of Texas are leaders when it comes to standing up for conservative principles,” Vickery said. “They hold the legislature accountable and have a strong record of advocating for the same values that my campaign embraces: low taxes, traditional values, freedom from excessive regulation, and the sanctity of life.”

YCT State Chairman Jeff Morris said that Vickery would be a leader who votes conservative, not just talks about it, as the incumbent does.

“Byron Cook may speak like a conservative back home, but his record in Austin is far different,” Morris said. “As chairman of the State Affairs committee, he has been the one of the biggest impediments to passing conservative legislation in the Texas House.”

“Representative Cook has been especially damaging when it comes to legislation fighting illegal immigration,” Morris said. “His constituents would be shocked to know that it was he who delayed – and effectively killed – the ban on sanctuary cities, the bill requiring E-Verify, and a ban on drivers’ licenses for illegal immigrants. He also scored a 64 on our ratings of the 82nd Texas Legislature.”

“That is not a conservative record,” Morris said. “That is a liberal record.”

Morris said Vickery, on the other hand, would fight for those principles.

“Bobby Vickery will take a strong stand on illegal immigration. He will fight for a sanctuary cities ban, he will vote to repeal in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. He is a real conservative, and he is the clear choice for Texas House District 8.”

Young Conservatives of Texas has been promoting 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 19 legislative sessions. To learn more about YCT, their ratings, or for information on joining, please visit www.YCT.org.


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