LUFKIN—At a press conference today, the bipartisan Texas Parent PAC announced its endorsement of Republican businessman and Lufkin school board president Trent Ashby for election as state representative in Texas House District 57.

“Trent Ashby is a servant leader with a track record of getting things done for East Texas,” said Amy McLeod, a Lufkin mother of two schoolchildren and co-chair of the Lufkin ISD School Health Advisory Committee. She said Ashby has an authentically warm, collegial leadership style that will make him be a very effective leader in the Texas House of Representatives.

House District 57 includes Angelina, Houston, Leon, Madison, San Augustine, and Trinity Counties in East Texas.

“At the Capitol, Trent Ashby will be seen as a rising star among the new generation of Texas legislators,” said Carolyn Boyle, Texas Parent PAC chair.

Texas Parent PAC was created by parents in 2005 with the goal of electing more state leaders who will consistently stand up for public education. The political action committee has helped elect 23 new members of the Texas Legislature. More than 1,100 families, business leaders, and public school supporters have contributed to support the PAC’s grassroots campaign efforts.

In the 2012 primary election, Texas Parent PAC is endorsing more than 25 candidates statewide. The parent organization describes its endorsed candidates as “men and women of integrity, open and responsive to parents, actively involved in their communities, and committed to investing in public education to achieve economic prosperity in Texas.”
Public school supporters are encouraged to visit www.trent to learn more about his candidacy. Early Voting is  May 14-25 and Election Day is May 29.

Political Advertising, Texas Parent PAC

P.O. Box 303010    Austin, Texas 78703-0051

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