Young Conservatives of Texas Endorse Rep. Jim Murphy for Re-Election
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2012
AUSTIN, TX —Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) announced today their endorsement of State Representative Jim Murphy for re-election to Texas House District 133.
“Jim Murphy is a proven conservative leader in the Texas House,” said Tony McDonald, YCT Senior Vice Chairman. “He has been a taxpayer watchdog holding the line on expanding state government and spending and an advocate for small business. YCT is pleased to support his re-election campaign.”
“I’m honored and encouraged to have the support of Young Conservatives of Texas in my re-election campaign,” Rep. Murphy said of the endorsement. “Texas needs successful businessmen and women serving in Austin in order to expand our economy, control government spending, and plan for our state’s future, and I appreciate YCT’s support for conservative members like myself who are committed to improving government efficiency and accountability.”
Jim Murphy is a lifelong west Houston resident who has served his community for over 25 years in leadership roles in business, education, church, and community organizations including the Westchase District, West Houston Chamber of Commerce, Alief Education Foundation, St. Cyril’s Catholic Church, West Houston Medical Center, the Boy Scouts, and the Texas Junior Chamber (Jaycees). Murphy’s commitment to public service ultimately led him to serve on the Board of Houston Community College and in the Texas House of Representatives, where his peers elected him Freshman Class President in 2007. He re-elected to represent District 133 in 2010. Rep. Murphy currently serves on the Ways & Means Committee and the Economic & Small Business Development Committee.
Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) 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. For an up-to-date list of all of YCT’s endorsements, please visit www.yct.org/endorsements.