LUBBOCK, TX – The Texas Farm Bureau Friends of Agriculture Fund (AGFUND) has endorsed State Representative Charles Perry in the Senate District 28 special election on September 9.
Texas Farm Bureau and AGFUND President Kenneth Dierschke announced Perry as the AGFUND choice to succeed Senator Robert Duncan in the sprawling 51 county district. Early voting begins on August 25.
“Charles Perry is a strong conservative in the Legislature and he knows how to get things done in Austin,” Dierschke said. “We look forward to working with him in the Senate, as we have in the House.” Perry currently represents the Lubbock area in the Texas House. He is a certified public accountant.
Dierschke predicts that property rights and water issues will be of top concern in next year’s Legislature. He says Perry will stand up for the interests of agriculture and rural Texas in the Senate.
Tuesday night, Farm Bureau delegates from all 51 counties were invited to hear from all 6 candidates and vote on the candidate they wanted the organization to support.
“What I love about this endorsement from Farm Bureau is it is derived from the grassroots,” said Perry. “Individual members were able to hear from the candidates, debate their options and come to an agreement on who to support. I look forward to continue working with Farm Bureau to protect property rights and our rural way of life.
Texas Farm Bureau is an independent organization of farm and ranch families who have joined to solve their problems through united action. The Farm Bureau is totally controlled by its members through majority decision and is financed by voluntary dues. The Texas Farm Bureau has more than 450,000 member families in 206 organized counties.
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.
In recent weeks, Perry has also secured endorsements from National Rifle Association, Texas Right to Life, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Young Conservatives of Texas, Texans for Lawsuit Reform, Texas Home School Coalition, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Texas State Rifle Association, Texas State Association of Fire Fighters, Lubbock Professional Fire fighters Association, TSCPA-PAC and other individuals and groups from around the district and state.
If you would like to learn more about Rep. Charles Perry or join the fight, please visit ElectCharlesPerry.com.