LUFKIN, TEXAS – The Texas Forestry Association Forestry Political Action Committee has announced their support for Louie Gohmert, District 1 Congressman for the state of Texas.

 

This announcement, made during the 100th year of Texas Forestry Association as the voice of forestry is a key moment. “Gohmert opposes tax increases and excessive government regulations,” said Ron Hufford, Executive Director of Texas Forestry Association.  “This is very important for the forestry community as well as other businesses in Texas and we are pleased to support him for U.S. Congress.”

 

Gohmert, who attended Texas A&M  and graduated from Baylor University, was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals, after serving three sessions as District Judge. He currently serves on the House Judiciary Committee, the Natural Resources Committee, and the Subcomittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

 

“Having served as a judge in Texas, Gohmert has the tools necessary to stimulate a strong, balanced economy” Hufford said.  “We are confident that he will be a strong advocate for Texas, including the creation and growth of markets for wood products.”