YCT Brings To Question Rep. Strama’s Voting Record

Press Releases / July 20, 2010

The Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT), a non-partisan, conservative grassroots organization, believes Texas State Representative Mark Strama has lost touch with the needs of his constituents. YCT is known for producing the longest running and most well-respected legislative ratings in the state, ranking legislators on a scale of 1 to 100 after each biennium based on their voting record. During the 81st Legislative Session, Strama received a legislative rating of 3 percent out of a maximum 100 percent, a voting record that has helped Strama receive the endorsement of groups well known to back far left candidates.

“Representative Strama has voted for gambling expansion in every single session he has been able to and has been rewarded with support from the liberal Texans for Economic Development,” said Tony McDonald, YCT’s Senior Vice-Chairman of Legislative Affairs.

YCT has endorsed Strama’s Republican opponent, Patrick McGuinness, in the upcoming election. YCT views McGuinness as the candidate in touch with the needs of the voters in District 50.

“Patrick McGuinness offers a clear, distinct choice for voters who want to see Texas balance the budget in a responsible manner and not give way to special interests,” McDonald said.

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 universities all across the state. To learn more about YCT, their legislative ratings, or their endorsements visit www.yct.org.