AUSTIN -- The Travis GOP voted Tuesday night to "save the soul of Austin."
Todd Phelps, candidate for Austin mayor, received the unanimous endorsement of the Travis County Republican Executive Committee Tuesday evening. Phelps, a native Austinite who has made waves and built momentum with his message of cutting outrageous property taxes and ending corporate giveaways, has said if we fail to make Austin more affordable -- especially for our small businesses and local artists -- Austin will "lose its soul."
"Todd Phelps understands that we are in an epic battle for the future of this city, as our city leaders make affordability and transportation worse with their actions," said Matt Mackowiak, chairman of the Travis GOP. "We are thrilled to endorse Todd and grateful that he will offer voters a real choice in the Mayor’s race. I have asked a lot of people what meaningful difference there would be between four more years of Steve Adler and the election of Laura Morrison, and the difference is negligible. Our executive committee was impressed by Phelps' creative and practical approaches to solving the problems our hardest working citizens and small businesses face. We look forward to spreading our message of cutting taxes and reigning in government spending and regulations with him in the days approaching the Nov. 6 general election. We believe he can make the runoff and he needs help from fed-up Austin taxpayers to get there."
Phelps is a small business owner, farmer, and musician with experience in commercial lending, property management and spearheading a wind energy company in North Texas.
"I am not a rich guy, I don’t live in a multi-million-dollar home, and I don’t have $300,000 to loan to my campaign," Phelps said. "But I know what it’s like for the hundreds of thousands of average people that are trying to run a business, cultivate the land, protect the environment and preserve the music and culture of Austin. I'm a man deeply saddened as retirees must leave behind their homes and friends because Austin is simply too expensive for them to live. I'm running for mayor because I want to do everything I can to save the soul of Austin."
For more information on the Todd Phelps for Mayor campaign visit www.toddphelpsforaustin.com
The mission of the Travis County Republican Party is to elect more Republicans and promote time-honored conservative principles in Travis County and the greater Austin area. For more information visit www.TravisGOP.com