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TTIA Endorses State Rep. Susan King in her Election Runoff Race for Sen Dist 24

Thursday, May 19, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Janice Langlinais
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Contact: Janice Langlinais
Director of Communications
Texas Travel Industry Association

Phone: (512) 328-8842




Texas Travel Industry Association Endorses

State Representative Susan King in Election Runoff Race for Senate District 24


(Austin, TX), May 16, 2016 – The Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA) announced today its endorsement of Representative Susan King in her election run-off race for Senate District 24. Senate District 24 includes Bandera, Bell, Blanco, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Comanche, Coryell, Gillespie, Hamilton, Kerr, Lampasas, Llano, Mills, San Saba, and Taylor counties.

“Residing in an area with a thriving travel & tourism industry, Chairwoman King understands the importance of this industry, not only to the Abilene, Brownwood, Lampasas, Fredericksburg and Boerne areas, but to the state as a whole,” said David Teel, TTIA’s President and CEO.

“Representative King has an impressive history of strong, consistent leadership, a pro-business voting record and strong commitment to and support of the Texas travel industry,” Teel added. “We are extremely proud to recognize Chairwoman King for her 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.




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 or contact the office in Austin at (512) 328-8842.



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