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Champion of Conservation: Dan Barrett

October 23rd, 2008

Rep. Dan Barrett was elected in a special election after the end of the 2007 legislative session. That means he’s an incumbent without a voting record – Rep. Barrett is not scored on the League’s 2007 scorecard.

Nonetheless, Dan Barrett is the conservation candidate for District 97 (Fort Worth/Tarrant County).

Rep. Barrett has been committed to improving the air quality in the Metroplex, to conserving precious water resources, to generating the renewable energy that creates jobs long before he ran for the state House. The League’s Political Committee has backed Dan Barrett since the beginning, and we are proud to endorse and support his campaign for re-election.

In this race, and others across Texas, voter concerns about clean air and energy issues are raising the profile of pro-conservation candidates like Dan Barrett. With the League’s help, Rep. Barrett will return to Austin this January as part of a conservation majority in the Texas House.

But don’t just take our word for it. Rep. Barrett has received the endorsements of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Fort Worth Firefighters Association, and Texas Parent PAC, among others.