Matt Rinaldi Announces Run for HD 115
July 29, 2013

Irving, TX– Matt Rinaldi today announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Texas House District 115. Already armed with strong grassroots support, Rinaldi provides conservative opposition to incumbent Rep. Bennett Ratliff, who is widely regarded as one of the most liberal Republican representatives in Austin.

“Conservatives in northwest Dallas County have gotten a raw deal this session,” said Rinaldi. “Rep. Ratliff has aligned with Democrats as often as his fellow Republicans on the most important legislative votes this session and has compiled the most liberal voting record of any Republican freshman in Austin. He voted to increase the size of government by 26% from the previous session and then voted to dip into our state’s savings so he could spend even more. Ratliff’s efforts put Texas’s financial future at risk. As a conservative running to represent the voters and not Austin lobbyists, I will be a principled voice for smaller government, secure borders, protecting the sanctity of life and preserving our Second Amendment rights.”

Rinaldi’s announcement comes less than a month after Ratliff spurned Governor Perry’s request to keep the State House redistricting maps the same as the previous maps and attempted to draw Rinaldi out of District 115 without a vote. The incident caused public outcry from Republican voters and Ratliff’s fellow legislators.

In response to Matt’s announcement, conservative leaders and voters in the district are already pledging their support.

Steven Jones, President of the Irving School Board said, “Matt has been fighting for our shared conservative values since day one. I’m proud to support him, and look forward to seeing him advocate for smaller government and fiscal responsibility in Austin.”

Farmers Branch Tea Party Coordinator Joyce Luster said, “I’m supporting Matt Rinaldi because there is a clear difference between rhetoric and record. Matt will bring a conservative voice to Austin, and we can trust him to vote on principle.”

Carrollton GOP Precinct Chair Chad Averett endorsed Matt’s candidacy stating, “Matt is a tenacious conservative who does not compromise his values. I am proud to support a man of such great character.”

Matt has a long history of civic involvement in the area. He served as Vice President of Programs for the Greater Irving Republican Club, is a Republican Party Precinct chair and has been a leader in the Tea Party since its inception. As one who believes in giving back to his community, Matt represented under-privileged families in the “Adoption Saturday” project benefitting abused and neglected children in Dallas.

A cum laude graduate of James Madison University and Boston University School of Law, Matt is a commercial litigator at Miller, Egan, Molter & Nelson, and has provided legal commentary on FoxNews Radio affiliate stations throughout the country.

Matt and his wife, Corley, attend St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Dallas.


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