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TTIA Endorses State Representative Doug Miller in his Re-election Runoff

Friday, May 06, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Janice Langlinais
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Contact: Janice Langlinais
Director of Communications
Texas Travel Industry Association
janicel@ttia.org
Phone: (512) 328-8842

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Texas Travel Industry Association Endorses
State Representative Doug Miller in his Re-election Runoff Race
 

(Austin, TX), May 6, 2016 – The Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA) announced today its endorsement of Representative Doug Miller in his re-election run-off race for House District 73.  District 73 is comprised of Comal, Gillespie, and Kendall Counties.

“Residing in an area with a thriving travel & tourism industry, Chairman Miller understands the importance of this industry, not only to the Fredericksburg, Boerne and New Braunfels area, but to the state as a whole,” said David Teel, TTIA’s President and CEO. 

“Representative Miller has an impressive history of strong, consistent leadership, a pro-business voting record and strong commitment to and support of the Texas travel industry, including serving as the Vice-Chair of the Texas Legislative Tourism Caucus,” Teel added. “We are extremely proud to recognize Chairman Miller for his leadership and positive influence on policy and legislation critical to our industry.”

Travel and tourism is one of Texas’s largest export industries and the second largest contributor to the state’s gross domestic product.  Direct spending by travelers in the state surpassed $69 billion in 2015 and directly and indirectly supported jobs for more than one million Texans, making the industry one of the state’s largest employers. 

Early voting for the May 24, 2016 Primary Runoff Election runs Monday, May 16 – Friday, May 20.

 

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The Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA) is a non-profit organization made up of businesses, organizations, associations and individuals dedicated to developing Texas tourism to its fullest potential. TTIA’s mission is to improve the quality of life in Texas by strengthening travel and tourism. For more information about the Texas Travel Industry Association, visit www.ttia.org or contact the office in Austin at (512) 328-8842.


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