YCT Endorses Matt Krause – HD 99

Blog / January 27, 2010

(Austin, TX) The Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT), a non-partisan grassroots political organization, announce their endorsement of Matt Krause for State Representative in Texas House District 99.

“The Young Conservatives of Texas are proud to support Matt Krause,” said Laura Elizabeth Morales, Senior Vice Chairman. “We believe Matt will be a true conservative leader for the voters of District 99,” continued Morales.

Members of YCT endorse candidates based on personal interviews, extensive research and detailed questionnaires.

“I feel privileged to receive YCT’s endorsement. I greatly respect the work they do in helping to protect the conservative principles this state was founded upon. Being a young conservative myself, I am honored that my like-minded brethren have given me their coveted stamp of approval,” said Krause.

Mr. Krause is challenging longtime incumbent Representative Charlie Geren. YCT cites their ratings of the Texas Legislature as a factor in their decision to endorse Krause.

“Charlie Geren has earned the dubious distinction of being one of only three state representatives to earn YCT’s ‘Certified RINO’ (Republican In Name Only) award,” said Tony McDonald, Vice Chairman for Legislative Affairs. “Representative Geren earned a 59 during the 81st legislative session and has a career score of 55.”

A native Texan, Matt understands what makes this state the best in the nation – personal responsibility, a hard work ethic, and conservative ideals and principles. As a Constitutional attorney, Krause’s background gives him an excellent framework for knowing which legislation should be passed and which legislation should not see the light of day.

YCT, which was founded in 1980, issues the most respected ratings of the state legislature and is the only conservative group to have done so without interruption over the last 18 legislative sessions. YCT has chapters at the University of Texas at Austin, Baylor University, Texas State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas Tech University and the University of Houston.