State and National Anglers Endorse Gov. Perry for Re-election

State and National Anglers Endorse Gov. Perry for Re-election


AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has received the endorsement of both the Texas and national chapters of the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) for re-election in 2010.

“The Recreational Fishing Alliance is proud to support Gov. Perry in his bid for re-election,” said Robert T. Healey, chairman of the RFA. “Gov. Perry has proven himself a strong ally of sportsmen by his willingness to stand up for the rights of Texas anglers and speak up against unnecessary, burdensome regulations coming out of Washington.”

“At a time when the federal government has adversely affected more than one million Texas anglers through shortened seasons and bag limits, Gov. Perry’s ongoing support speaks volumes of his commitment to Texas anglers,” said Jim Smarr, chairman of Texas RFA. “We are especially grateful for his leadership in aligning other Gulf Coast governors to support the federal Flexibility in the Magnuson Act and are proud to endorse him in his bid to continue leading our state.”

The RFA was the first national, grassroots political action organization established to represent the rights of recreational fishermen and the recreational fishing industry on marine fisheries issues. Their mission is to safeguard the rights of saltwater anglers, protect marine, boat and tackle industry jobs, and ensure the long-term sustainability of our nation’s saltwater fisheries.

“Recreational angling is an important part of Texas’ economy and culture,” said Gov. Perry. “I am eager to continue working with the angling community to find practical solutions to the challenges they face and helping ensure the reasonable regulation of their industry. I’m honored to receive their support in this election.”

RFA and TRFA join former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the Texas Municipal Police Association, Texas Chemical Council, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, RNC Committeewoman Cathie Adams, Texas Right to Life, Houston Realty Business Coalition, Texas Apartment Association, Texas Republican County Chairman Association President Linda Rogers, Heidi Group Founder Carol Everett, Texas Alliance for Life, Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association PAC, Texas Home School Coalition PAC, Texans for Life Coalition President Kyleen Wright, Conservative Republicans of Texas President Dr. Steve Hotze, Free Market Foundation President Kelly Shackelford, Texas Chiropractic Association, Americans for Prosperity State Director Peggy Venable, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Texas State Association of Fire Fighters, Texas Association of Realtors, Texas Civil Justice League PAC, Texas Oil Gas Association President Rob Looney, Concerned Women for America State Director Ann Hettinger, Texas Optometric Association PAC, Texas Pest Control Association, energy entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens, Texas Recreational Vehicle Association, Texas Poultry Federation, Justice at the Gate Founder Alice Patterson, Texas Cattle Feeders Beef-PAC, Eagle Forum Founder Phyllis Schlafly, Texas Pharmacy Business Council, Texas Podiatric Medical Association, Texas Association for Interior Design, former Texas Republican Party Chairman Susan Weddington, former U.S. Secretary of Education Bill Bennett, Family Research Council Action PAC Chairman Tony Perkins, WallBuilders President and Founder David Barton, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, Texas Association of Builders HOMEPAC, Manufacturers PAC of Texas, Texas Medical Association TEXPAC, Texas Society of Anesthesiologists PAC, Texas Restaurant Association PAC, Vision America Founder Dr. Rick Scarborough and Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas PAC in their endorsement of Gov. Perry.

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