"The TSCPA CPA-PAC endorses Gregg Abbott for Governor and Dan Patrick for Lieutenant Governor.
We’ve counted on Abbott and Patrick’s support on issues ranging from margin tax reform and scholarships for 5th-year accounting students to updates to the Accountancy Act. TSCPA has been proud to call both Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick our friends for many years, and it is with gratitude that the CPA-PAC offers them our endorsement." - Brad Brown, CPA, Chairman TSCPA CPA-PAC
The TSCPA Political Action Committee (CPA-PAC) considers for endorsement any candidate who: (1) is solidly in support of TSCPA’s issues (2) has a strong opponent with a different issue position and (3) faces a competitive race.
Governor - Greg Abbott
A native Texan, Attorney General Greg Abbott was born in Wichita Falls and raised in Duncanville. After graduating from The University of Texas with a B.B.A. in Finance, he received his law degree from Vanderbilt University. Shortly after graduating from law school, he was partially paralyzed by a falling tree while jogging.
Greg Abbott was reelected as the 50th Attorney General of Texas on November 2, 2010. Prior to his election to three terms as Attorney General, Greg Abbott served as a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court and as a State District Judge in Harris County.
Greg Abbott believes that the Texas economic model has led to the best business expansion and job growth in America, and has unveiled his “Working Texans” plan to make it even better.
His plan advocates less government, low taxes, smarter regulations, and right-to-work laws—not government mandates—as pro-growth economic policies that help free enterprise flourish and attract major employers to Texas from states that over-tax and over-regulate.
Greg Abbott believes tax reform and reduction is the best economic development program. The Tax Foundation currently ranks Texas’ corporate tax environment as the 38th least friendly in the U.S., and our property tax rank is 32nd. As governor, he will work to improve those rankings and fight for smarter tax policies that energize the Texas economy by driving down a primary cost of doing business. These business tax savings will then be passed on to consumers in the form of lower cost, to employees in new jobs and higher wages, and to investors in higher returns.
Combined, the proposals in Greg Abbott’s “Working Texans” plan will do even more to attract jobs to Texas.
Greg Abbott and his wife, Cecilia, a former schoolteacher and principal, have been married for 33 years. They live in Austin with their daughter, Audrey.
Lt. Governor - Dan Patrick
Dan Patrick is a strong fiscal conservative state senator and a long time small business man who has fought to keep taxes low from Texas including passing a $170 million tax cut for small businesses while serving in the state Senate.
In May, 2014, Dan Patrick won the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor of Texas by a margin of 30 points over a 12 year incumbent.
Dan Patrick owns and hosts a talk show on KSEV AM 700 in Houston and has raised over $16 million for children with disabilities through his radio station over the years.
CPAs have counted on Dan Patrick’s support while serving in the Senate on issues ranging from margin tax reform and scholarships for 5th-year accounting students to updates to the Accountancy Act.
Dan Patrick has been married to his wife Jan, a former school teacher, for 38 years. Their son Ryan is a Harris County Criminal Court District Judge in Houston. Their daughter Shane is a registered nurse. Dan is also the proud grandfather of three grandchildren.