(WACO) —Texas Farm Bureau Friends of Agriculture Fund (AGFUND), Inc. has endorsed incumbent Tracy King (D-Batesville) for the Texas House District 80 seat.

“Rep. King is the epitome of strong, assertive leadership. His colleagues have tremendous respect for his thoughts on major issues because they know he has done his homework,” said Texas Farm Bureau and AGFUND President Kenneth Dierschke. “His leadership as vice chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources has been invaluable to the farmers and ranchers of this state.  Our organization strongly supports his reelection to the Texas House.”

He is currently serving his eighth term and serves on the Cultural, Recreational and Tourism Committee, which provides oversight on wildlife and hunting issues.

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AGFUND is Texas Farm Bureau’s political action fund.  It is a legal entity separate from the Texas Farm Bureau and may endorse and contribute to political candidates.  AGFUND is funded by voluntary contributions from TFB members.

 

AUSTIN – The political advocacy arm of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, Texas’ largest physician specialty organization, has endorsed State Rep. Tracy King for re-election to Texas House District 80.

“Now, perhaps more than ever before, Texas needs qualified individuals in the House of Representatives who have a proven record of protecting patients,” said Dr. Lloyd Van Winkle, M.D., TAFPPAC chairman. “Family physicians are supporting Tracy King because he will fight for affordable, quality health care that is accessible to all Texas families.”

During his tenure in the Texas House of Representatives, Rep. King:

  • Protected Texas’ Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program;
  • Fought for affordable health insurance for individuals and small businesses;
  • Strengthened our public health safety net through initiatives to improve childhood immunization rates and address Texas’ childhood obesity epidemic; and
  • Supported sweeping patients’ rights reforms, including protecting patients and health care professionals from abusive tactics of HMOs.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of such a well-respected organization,” King said. “I look forward to continuing our efforts to improve patient care and health services to all Texans.”

“The spirited debate on health care funding and access to affordable health care coverage will continue into the next legislative session and much is at stake for our patients,” Van Winkle said. “Tracy King will ensure our health care dollars are spent efficiently and will be a steadfast advocate for our patients.”

The Texas Academy of Family Physicians, the state’s largest medical specialty organization representing more than 7,000 family physicians, residents, and medical students, promotes and assures the maintenance of high-quality health care. We provide our members with a unified voice for family medicine and continue to be one of the most patient-oriented, public health-focused organizations in Texas.

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Representative Tracy King Earns Business Endorsement

April 20, 2012

Tracy King Earns Business Endorsement The Business and Commerce Political Action Committee, the political arm of the Texas Association of Business (TAB), is proud to endorse State Representative Tracy King for re-election to the Texas House District 80. “Tracy King has served as an advocate for business and jobs in the Texas House,” said Bill […]

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Texas Association of Realtors Endorse Tracy King

April 13, 2012

April 4, 2012 – AUSTIN – The Texas Association of Realtors today announced its decision to endorse Tracy King in his election to the Texas House to represent District 80. Making the statement last week, Chairman Joe Stewart applauded King’s commitment to Texas homeowners. “The next legislative session will be filled with difficult decisions,” said […]

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Representative Tracy O. King Joins the Texas Water Smart Coalition

April 5, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas – Representative Tracy O. King has joined Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples in support of the Texas Water Smart Coalition, which is comprised of businesses, trade associations, cities, water suppliers and elected officials who are committed to promoting water conservation in Texas. The unprecedented drought and heat have brought many challenges to […]

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Representative Tracy O. King Participates in Tejano Monument Dedication

April 2, 2012

 AUSTIN, Texas – Representative Tracy King participated in a ceremony for the unveiling of the Tejano Monument at the Capitol on Thursday, March 29. The monument honors the many contributions of Tejanos to the Lone Star State. “Any time school children come and see that monument, they will know the State of Texas has a much longer […]

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Texas Rural Water Association Honors Representative Tracy King

March 23, 2012

(Fort Worth) – The Texas Rural Water Association presented Texas State Representative Tracy King with the TRWA Friend of Rural Water Award on Thursday at the association’s Annual Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. Representative King is the 11th recipient of the honor in the association’s 43 year history. The Friend of Rural Water Award is […]

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Rep. Tracy O. King Attends Culture, Recreation and Tourism Committee Hearing

March 6, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas – State Representative Tracy O. King (D-Batesville), along with other members of the Culture, Recreation and Tourism Committee, heard testimony Tuesday on the effects of the drought and wildfires on Texas tourism and state parks. “The recent wildfires and ongoing drought have had a devastating impact statewide,” said Rep. King. “Our state park […]

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Texas State Teachers Association Endorses Representative Tracy O. King

February 14, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA), the Texas affiliate of the National Education Association, endorsed Representative Tracy O.King’s candidacy for reelection to the Texas House of Representatives. “I am honored to have earned the trust of the TSTA, a group that has the best interest of students and teachers at heart,” stated […]

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Rep. Tracy O. King Attends First Eagle Ford Task Force Meeting

July 27, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas – State Representative Tracy O. King (D-Batesville) attended the first Eagle Ford Task Force meeting on Wednesday, July 27 in San Antonio. The Eagle Ford Shale impacts 4 of the 7 counties in District 80 represented by Rep. King; Dimmit, Frio, La Salle and Maverick. “It was a great opportunity for me to meet the members of […]

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