Texas Association of Business PAC Endorses Julie Johnson

Texas Association of Business PAC Endorses Julie Johnson

September 18th, 2018
Contact: Chelsea Roe
(469) 693-5444


Texas Association of Business Endorses Julie Johnson for Texas House District 115


Carrollton, Texas TXBIZ PAC, the political action committee for the Texas Association of Business endorsed Julie Johnson for Texas House District 115 as a part of their 2018 candidate endorsements today. TXBIZ PAC supports candidates who are committed to business development in Texas and issued the following statement about their slate:

“The Texas Association of Business State PAC Board chose to support the candidates willing to focus next session on the critical issues facing Texas – investment in transportation and infrastructure, innovation in manufacturing technology, economic development, education, and job creation,” said TXBIZ PAC Chairman Brett Graham. “We look forward to working with these leaders in January.”

Julie Johnson released the following statement:

As a small business owner, I understand how the decisions I make in the legislature will impact our state and local economy. According to a 2017 study commissioned by the San Antonio Area Tourism Council, implementation of my opponent’s “Bathroom Bill” could cause our district to initially lose over $55 million in revenue and approximately 300 jobs — while causing our state to lose up to $3.3 billion in revenue and over 35,000 full-time equivalent jobs per year. I will fight to keep similarly bad legislation from becoming law and will partner with anybody that is focused on keeping Texas the number one state for business development in the country. As the voice of the business community in House District 115, I am thrilled to be endorsed by the Texas Association of Business.”

A prominent District 115 business leader responded to Johnson’s endorsement:

“Barkley Stuart of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is proud to support Julie Johnson for the Texas House and is thrilled that the Texas Association of Business agrees that Julie will be a positive voice for entrepreneurship and economic development in our state.”


“I’m delighted that the Texas Association of Business State PAC Board has chosen to support Julie Johnson for House District 115. As a TAB board member, I feel we must support candidates who are pro-business, pro-jobs and pro-tourism, and Ms. Johnson is clearly the better candidate who’s aligned with our priorities,” stated Phillip Jones, president/CEO of VisitDallas.


For more information or to schedule interviews with Julie call Chelsea Roe at 469-693-5444 or visit www.juliejohnsonfortexas.com

Dallas Morning News: Former state lawmaker backs Matt Rinaldi’s challenger, the latest Texas Republican to endorse a Democrat

Dallas Morning News: Former state lawmaker backs Matt Rinaldi’s challenger, the latest Texas Republican to endorse a Democrat

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In his letter, Ratliff, a former Coppell school board member, said he believes Johnson would be a good advocate for Texas students and teachers and local taxpayers.

“While we don’t agree on every issue facing our state, we both agree and understand that Republicans and Democrats must come together on the issue of public education for the future of our children,” Ratliff said. “I encourage my friends and neighbors to join me in voting for Julie Johnson.”

Read the full endorsement letter from Bennett Ratliff here.

Texas Monitor: Ethics commission backs use of campaign money to pay for candidates’ child care

Read it on TexasMonitor.org.

Earlier this week the Texas Ethics Commission unanimously approved a request from Wichitan candidate, Catie Robinson, to pay for campaign-related child care with political contributions. This approval is a groundbreaking moment for Texas women that could potentially result in many more of us running for office.

Maybe next we can have an honest conversation about providing child care for teachers?

Texas Tribune: Republican lawmaker: I called immigration authorities on Capitol protesters

One year ago today, your elected representative for District 115 called ICE on peaceful protestors and threatened gun violence on another member of the House during the SB4 legislation debate.

Law enforcement and families gathered in Austin last year to voice their serious concerns over SB4 but my opponent refused to listen. It’s a sad anniversary for our district but this November, the voters in HD115 have a chance to make things right. We can choose to elect someone who has personally experienced the immigration process with their own children. We can choose a practiced and successful mediator over someone who champions a rhetoric of violence and disrespect.

Missed the story during the session? Check out the Texas Tribune coverage.

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