COMMITTEE: Property Tax Reform & Relief, Select
(COLLIN/ROCKWALL COUNTIES) - Conservative Republican John Keating is proud to announce the endorsement of fellow veteran and SD 8 State Senator Van Taylor. Keating placed first in the March 1 Republican primary and continues to build on his strong showing with new endorsements from across Collin and Rockwall counties.
Current HD 33 State Rep. Scott Turner (who is not seeking re-election) and Sen. Bob Hall, both of whom represent Rockwall County in the Texas Legislature, have also endorsed Keating. Keating has previously earned the backing of Collin County State Representatives Jeff Leach, Scott Sanford, and Matt Shaheen.
Senator Taylor stated, "As a decorated Senior Counterintelligence Agent in the United States Army, John Keating honorably served our state and nation. John knows firsthand what it takes to keep our families safe and he has the conservative values to effectively represent our district. I can count on John to work with me to pass meaningful border security measures including a comprehensive and absolute ban of sanctuary cities in Texas so we can ensure criminal illegal aliens are not released back into our communities."
Leading Small Business Association Praises Taylor For Work on Behalf of Texas Job Creators
PLANO, TX - Senator Van Taylor was today awarded a 100 percent voting record from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)/Texas on legislation impacting small businesses. A leading small business association, NFIB has 24,000 Texas members representing a cross-section of the state’s economy.
“With over 60,000 businesses in our district, I am constantly inspired by the passion and dedication of our job creators to tackle the risks of starting their own business and investing in our community,” stated Taylor. “The formula is simple: jobs come from small business, not big government. It is the hard-work, vision, and entrepreneurial spirit of our small businesses, that have propelled Texas to become the leader in jobs and economic opportunity. It is an honor to be recognized by NFIB and I will continue to fight government overreach that strangles job creation and threatens personal liberty.”
In the face of tragedy our community comes together. Over the past few days, since the devastating tornado ripped through North Texas, I have been on the phone with many of those affected by the storm, first responders, local and state officials, and community members wanting to know how they can help.
The outpouring of support is a testament to the character and resolve of our community. Anne and I want to thank everyone who has reached out and asked for ways in which they can provide assistance.
For those who are able, tomorrow, December 30th, at noon, Collin County will open the Disaster Resource Center, a multi-agency resource center providing coordinated assistance services to those in need. The Disaster Resource Center will be staged at the First Baptist Church of Farmersville (124 South Washington Street, Farmersville, Texas 75442). This will serve as the command post for those interested in providing resources or volunteering to help with clean up.
For those able to donate supplies, please contact Collin County Emergency Management Department at (972) 548-4383 to inquire about needed items before delivery. Additional information on how to help can be found here: http://www.collincountytx.gov/public_information/features/Pages/tornadoHelp.aspx
If you or someone you know needs assistance, this will serve as the central location for support services and volunteers. Representatives from my office as well as other county and state representatives will be on site to offer assistance with casework.
As always, if you have any questions, or if I can be helpful in anyway, please contact my district office at (972) 398-9416 and someone will be there to assist you. Thank you again for the tremendous response to our neighbors in need.