State lawmaker and leading conservative, Patricia Harless, endorses Koenning for District Clerk
HOUSTON — State lawmaker and grassroots conservative activist Rep. Patricia Harless announced today she is endorsing Court Koenning for Harris County District Clerk in the March 2014 Republican Primary.
“Court will be an effective and dynamic district clerk – someone who will be an outspoken advocate for conservatives at the courthouse,” said Harless, who was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2006. “I know Court will be the type of officeholder conservatives value. He will run an efficient and responsive office and be someone conservatives throughout the county can count on to represent them.”
Harless, who represents District 126 in northwest Harris County, is a small business owner with deep roots in the community. She is a longtime conservative activist who earned her stripes helping local, statewide and national campaigns.
In the Texas House, she has passed numerous bills for her district, including legislation to require a photo ID before casting a vote in-person. She is also a strong pro-business advocate who has fought for safer communities by being a field general in the war on illegal massage parlors.
“I’m so proud to have Patricia’s support in this important campaign,” said Koenning. “Her endorsement, along with others from State Sen. Dan Patrick and Dr. Steven Hotze, are vital. To have a strong Republican woman like Patricia at my side tells me the backbone of our party is with me.”
More endorsements from community leaders and activists will be announced soon. For more information, visit www.court-koenning.com. To add your name to the growing list of supporters, click here. And to be a financial supporter, click here.
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That’s a nice pickup for Koenning. Harless has become more visible in this election cycle. Quorum Report’s Scott Braddock reported that Harless not only endorsed Rep. Debbie Riddle, she attacked Riddle’s opponent pretty harshly:
The man who has now filed to challenge Riddle in Northwest Harris County, Tony Noun, is a Lebanese immigrant who sayson his website that he got into business in 1996 in the automotive industry. He is a member of the Cherry Tree Republicans, The Greater Houston Pachyderm Club and the Downtown Pachyderm Club. He’s also a member of the Northwest Houston Chamber of Commerce as well as the Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce.
Noun’s announcement was met with sharp criticism from Rep. Patricia Harless, a Republican who represents nearby Spring. “It’s disappointing when someone that isn’t a very reputable guy files to run against you,” Harless said and asked people to donate to Riddle. There was no immediate comment from Noun’s campaign about that.
Also be sure to read the update to my previous post on this race Shameful campaign tactic in Harris County District Clerk race.