Controller Green Endorses Congresswoman Jackson Lee

 News Release

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee won two more endorsements today in her re-election campaign for the 18th Congressional District.

Announcing his support today was Houston City Controller Ron Green, the first African American elected to that position.  Green, who is a constituent of Jackson Lee, praised the Congresswoman for the federal funds she has brought to Houston.

“During these challenging economic times, we need all the help we can get from Washington,” said Green at a news conference in front of City Hall.  “Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee understands that and is fighting to make sure Houstonians get the maximum return possible for the tax dollars they send to Washington.”

Green listed some of the many projects for which Jackson Lee has brought billion of dollars to Houston, including METRO rail, the senior home repair and weatherization programs, funding more cops on the streets, public works projects and relief and recovery funds for Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike.

“I am confident that Congresswoman Jackson Lee will work with the President and others in Congress to deliver what everyday folks so desperately need right now:  new jobs and economic development, financial reform that protects Main Street and not Wall Street and finishing the job on health care reform.”

Also announcing their support for Congresswoman Jackson Lee today were the members of Momentum PAC.  This political action committee mobilizes young professionals in the political and economic sectors in an effort to ensure long term growth their community.

The members of the group told the Congresswoman today that they want to be involved with her on a number of projects, including roundtable discussions on issues and mentoring programs for young people.  Jackson Lee expressed her appreciation for their support and told them she could put them to good use for the community.

These endorsements by Controller Green and Momentum PAC add to the growing list of support for Congresswoman Jackson Lee, including:  Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia; Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia; State Senators Rodney Ellis, Mario Gallegos and John Whitmire; State Representatives Carol Alvarado, Garnet Coleman, Ellen Cohen, Harold Dutton; Jessica Farrar, Senfronia Thompson, Sylvester Turner and Armando Walle; City Councilmembers C.O. Bradford and Ed Gonzales; Constables Victor Trevino and May Walker; HISD Trustee Carol Mims Galloway; Houston Community College Trustees Eva Loredo and Mary Ann Perez; Vice Chair of the Texas Democratic Party Lenora Sorola-Pohlman; Alison Leland; former State Representatives Debra Danburg and Col. Rick Noriega; the Tejano Democrats, Houston-Black American Democrats, AFL-CIO Council, the Latino Labor Leadership Council, Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas Action Fund, Inc.; GLBT Caucus and Harris County Democrats.

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