Texas Businesses Endorse Blocker for Texas Agriculture Commissioner
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Texas Businesses Endorse Blocker

for Texas Agriculture Commissioner

Momentum Builds Behind Blocker’s Vision to Fix Sid Miller’s Mess

FREDERICKSBURG, TX – In a nearly unprecedented development, four influential state trade associations have endorsed Republican challenger Trey Blocker over sitting incumbent Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. Those groups are the Texas Food and Fuel Association (TFFA), the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA), the Manufacturers PAC of Texas (MPACT) and the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA).

“Manufacturing is at the core of our robust Texas economy and we proudly support candidates who are committed to keeping manufacturing and job opportunities strong in our state,” said Tony Bennett, Texas Association of Manufacturers president and MPACT board member. “Texas agriculture has a vital role in our state’s manufacturing economy. Food and beverage manufacturing alone is a major employer with an average employment multiplier of 2.5 jobs for each manufacturing job created in the sector. Trey Blocker recognizes manufacturing as a pillar of the diverse Texas economy and understands the economic ripple effect our industry provides our communities, both rural and urban.”

“The Texas Restaurant Association PAC is proud to endorse Trey Blocker for Texas Agriculture Commissioner,” said Richie Jackson, Texas Restaurant Association CEO. “Trey is a proven leader who keenly understands the complexities of the Texas economy and the importance of sound fiscal management. The Texas restaurant industry has its roots in agriculture and we have a long history with the Commission. Its success and leadership are critical to Texas consumers, the restaurant industry, and our economy. Restaurant and food service jobs account for 10% of our state’s employment and by 2027 that figure is expected to rise to 16.3%. We are long overdue for change and need a strong leader like Trey to help manage this growth.”

“Our members, the retail and wholesale fuel marketing industry in Texas, pump $80 billion annually into the Texas economy, with 10% of the nation’s convenience stores in Texas,” said Paul Hardin, CAE, Texas Food and Fuel Association president. “The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), which oversees the Weights and Measures Program, has raised fees on the backs of our members as much as 600% without any reasoning, including $6.5 million beyond what is needed to operate the agency. The agency needs a leader who is fiscally responsible, honest and ethical, and we believe Trey Blocker is the right person for TDA Commissioner.”

According to Cary Rabb, TFFA Chairman of the Board, this is the first candidate endorsement for any position in the 69-year history of the organization.

“After meeting Trey Blocker it became apparent that his insights and talent are assets the Texas green industry needs,” said Jim Prewitt, Board member of the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association PAC. “Mr. Blocker is capable of assisting with Texas agriculture’s continued growth and speaking on behalf of our industry at the National Level. Enthusiastic leadership is what we can look forward to with Trey Blocker as Texas Agriculture Commissioner.”

These organizations are pledging their full support to Blocker’s campaign.

“I am truly honored to have earned the support and confidence of these Texas business leaders,” said Trey Blocker. “As Agriculture Commissioner, Sid Miller has done real damage to Texas Agriculture and other small businesses regulated by the agency. I’m running for this office to clean up the mess he has made. When I am elected Agriculture Commissioner, we will end Sid Miller’s tax increases, fiscal irresponsibility and big government mismanagement and immediately refocus TDA on its core mission of preserving, promoting and protecting agriculture.”

Trey Blocker is a 6th generation Texan, conservative podcast host of The Trey Blocker Show (treyblockershow.com), and president of the Civil Liberties Defense Foundation (libertydefense.org). CLDF is a non-profit legal foundation dedicated to defending the inalienable rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution and educating the public regarding those rights. Most recently, CLDF is suing sanctuary cities to restore law and order to Texas communities.

You may learn more about Trey and support his campaign at – http://www.TreyBlocker.com.

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