Hollywood Park Mayor Chris Fails announced a high-profile endorsement in his campaign to challenge State Rep. Lyle Larson (R-San Antonio) in HD 122: Former governor Rick Perry.
Perry, who served as the governor of the Lone Star State from 2000-2015, announced his endorsement this morning, stating:
Chris Fails is the only candidate in this race who will be a consistent voice for our values. I know more than most just how important it is to have principled legislators in office. Please send Chris to the Texas House so he can advance the conservative principles that make Texas great.
The endorsement by Perry, who currently serves in President Donald Trump’s cabinet as the Secretary of Energy, is a significant development in Fails campaign, who has already received the endorsement of conservative organizations like Texas Right to Life and Texans for Fiscal Responsibility.
Fails commented on Perry’s endorsement, stating:
Our campaign is continuing to gain momentum. I have spent every day talking to voters and getting our message to Republicans. Once they understand how Lyle has voted, the choice is clear. I’m honored to have the support of a conservative leader like Rick Perry. His trust in our campaign is not taken lightly.
Larson has repeatedly earned failing grades on the Fiscal Responsibility Index, earning a 40 during the most recent session after opposing efforts to strengthen the ban on sanctuary Cities, property tax reform, as well as helping kill a bill to place limits on state spending.
Perry’s endorsement may be a signal that more conservative representation is on its way to the district.