CONTACT: Jessica Gutierrez
STATEMENT OF FAROUK SHAMI, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR, ON HANK GILBERT ENDORSEMENT
HOUSTON-Farouk Shami, Democratic candidate for governor, issued the following statement concerning the endorsement of Hank Gilbert (D-Whitehouse), who exited the race for Texas Governor at 12:00 PM CST Friday in favor of the race for Agriculture Commissioner, and gave his endorsement to Mr. Shami:
"I am deeply honored to receive the endorsement of Hank Gilbert. Hank ran an excellent campaign and we share a remarkably similar vision for Texas. The policies Hank formulated and put forth in this race mirror many of my own ideas and beliefs and I will be carrying forward many of his ideas through the remainder of my campaign and into the Governor's office next January.
Jobs, strengthening the Texas economy, protecting our environment, improving public education, equal rights for all, and improving transportation infrastructure in our state are key to making Texas a world leader and incubator for innovation in government and industry.
The support Hank amassed in his race represents a significant portion of our party's grassroots, progressive base. I look forward to earning their support in the coming weeks and months as I continue my campaign for Governor of Texas.
I look forward to working with Hank as we lead the effort to turn Texas blue again."
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