Senator Hinojosa Endorsed by Texas’ Leading Business Group

McALLEN, Texas (June 19, 2012) –– Today, Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa announced he has received the endorsement of the Business and Commerce Political Action Committee (BACPAC), the political arm of the Texas Association of Business.

“Senator Hinojosa has a proven record of promoting a better business climate for our state through his leadership in the Texas Legislature,” said Bill Hammond, TAB President and CEO. “We are proud to endorse his campaign for re-election to the Texas Senate, and we look forward to continuing to work with Senator Hinojosa to grow the Texas economy.”

Senator Hinojosa, who is running for re-election to Senate District 20, said in order to grow the business climate in Texas, the state must be prepared for the challenges of the future.

“The Texas Association of Business has recognized that adequately funding public and higher education, along with maintaining a strong supply of skilled workers to fill Texas jobs, are both crucial to the future of our state’s economy,” Senator Hinojosa said. “I look forward to continuing our work together to encourage policies that stimulate the economy and bring prosperity to Senate District 20 and the rest of Texas,” he said.

As Vice-Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Hinojosa was instrumental in restoring funds for public schools, college financial aid, and institutions of higher education. Working across party lines, he helped tackle the state’s $25 billion deficit while reminding policymakers that in an information-based economy, educational investments must remain a priority.

Founded in 1922, the Texas Association of Business is a broad-based, bipartisan organization representing more than 3,000 small and large Texas employers and 200 local chambers of commerce.

Senate District 20 encompasses one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation. Taking in all or part of four South Texas counties, the area stretches from the beaches of the Gulf Coast through the coastal plains and brush country of interior South Texas, to the international border with Mexico.

This dynamic district includes the major cities of Corpus Christi, McAllen and Edinburg, and the regional centers of Alice, Robstown, Mission, and many others. With a total population of more than 700,000 according to the 2010 census, SD 20 plays a vital role in the future of Texas’ economy.

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