12:53 pm CST - November 12, 2010
Posted under On The Record
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, TEXAS – (Parker, TX) – HD 89 State Representative Jodie Laubenberg has withdrawn her name from the supporter list of Texas House Speaker Joe Straus and announced her support for State Representative Ken Paxton. Laubenberg, who represents Rockwall and Collin Counties, has worked closely with Rep. Paxton as a member of the Collin County delegation.
Laubenberg said, “Ken and I came to the Texas House together back in 2003 and since that time he has become one of my closest friends. Ken is one of the most admired, respected, and hardworking legislators in Austin. His commitment to conservative principles is unquestionable, and his integrity is indisputable.
Over the past several weeks, I’ve listened to my constituents who have said they want a conservative speaker. My constituents worked hard to elect a strong Republican majority and they have the right to have a voice in selecting our next speaker. They hold the utmost respect for Ken Paxton, and I agree with them wholeheartedly.
Ken has the intelligence, the leadership skills, and the tenacity to get things done. He knows the value of building strong relationships. He treats the legislative process and all involved with the greatest respect. Ken has all of the qualities necessary to make an excellent Speaker for the Texas House.”