Texas Oil and Gas PAC Endorses Hilderbran

February 5, 2014

Looney: “We need Hilderbran’s Strong voice and Leadership”

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Today the Texas Oil and Gas Political Action Committee (PAC) announced its support of Harvey Hilderbran for Texas Comptroller. The Texas Oil and Gas PAC is the largest political action committee representing oil and natural gas interests in Texas.  Hilderbran, a conservative Republican, is the House Ways and Means chairman and a State Representative from Kerrville.

Chairman Hilderbran said, “The support of the Texas Oil and Gas PAC means a great deal to me personally.  No industry does more to power the Texas economy than our energy producers. As I often say, if you’re anti-oil and gas, you’re anti-Texas. The explosive economic growth we are seeing in Texas, particularly in South and West Texas, is due to our state’s pro-development and pro-business policies, unlike Washington, DC. I’ve worked throughout my career to support the oil and gas industry, whether it be through the ‘high cost’ gas severance deduction, streamlining the purchase of compressed natural gas and LNG at the pump and other important tax and energy policies. Unlike some Texas Senators, I would never author a bill to risk oil and gas growth and economic potential through new regulation. For the tens of thousands of Texans working in oil and gas, they can know that as Comptroller, they will have a friend in Harvey Hilderbran.”

Hilderbran was honored to be the only candidate for Texas Comptroller to be named a “2013 Legislative Champion” by the Texas Oil and Gas Association.

“Chairman Hilderbran fully appreciates the role a strong domestic energy industry plays in ensuring our state and our nation’s prosperity and security,” said Rob Looney of Texas Oil and Gas PAC. “Chairman Hilderbran maintains a long-standing commitment to advancing public policy that ensures Texas’ oil and gas producers can power our state forward and create good-paying jobs.  We need Chairman Hilderbran’s strong voice and leadership to keep Texas on course as a major player in the global energy arena.”

More information about Harvey’s Performance Pledge to the voters, including his pledge to improve revenue estimates, and his comprehensive Texas Taxpayers Bill of Rights may be found online at: http://www.HarveyForTexas.com.