AUSTIN – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Political Action Committee (TSCRA PAC) and Speaker Dade Phelan announced today their joint support of State Rep. Andrew Murr (R-Junction) in his race for re-election to House District 53.
TSCRA PAC is contributing $25,000 to Rep. Murr's campaign, and Speaker Phelan is matching TSCRA PAC’s contribution for a combined total of $50,000.
“Ranching and cattle raising are a way of life and a passion for Andy Murr,” said Speaker Dade Phelan. “He has a first-hand understanding of the needs of Texas ranchers and rural communities, both of which he advocates for in the Texas House. We need leaders like Andy in the legislature, and I am proud to join TSCRA PAC to support him for re-election to House District 53.”
“As an eighth-generation Texan and rancher, it is no surprise that Rep. Andrew Murr has established himself as one of the Texas Legislature’s most devoted and outspoken advocates for cattle producers,” said TSCRA PAC co-chairman Hughes Abell. “We are proud to work alongside our friends Rep. Murr and Speaker Dade Phelan to ensure Texas cattle producers have a bright future and all Texans can continue to benefit from exceptional leadership in the Texas House of Representatives.”
About the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Political Action Committee
TSCRA PAC was established to give the members of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association an opportunity to support the political candidates who support cattle producers.
TSCRA is a 144-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 17,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 55,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pastureland, primarily in Texas, Oklahoma and the Southwest.