With the primary election one week from today, I asked both Democratic candidates in CD07 to send me a statement about why you should vote for them. The following is David Murff's statement.
I am a practicing attorney here in Houston, operating my own law practice, and have many ties with the local business community, having served as Chairman of the Board to a local securities brokerage firm. I am the third generation in my family to have served in the military, and at last count, one of ten family members who have sworn to uphold and protect the United States Constitution by serving in our armed forces. I have a beautiful family, including my wife Lindsey and our three children, ages 7, 2 ½ and 9 months, and they are among the many reasons why I seek office today.
Our Nation is destroying itself from within and must look to new leadership in 2006. We are failing our children in our approach to education and we are failing ourselves by continuing to permit this Administration and GOP led Congress to support initiatives that fly in the face of reason and defy logic. Our Nation must return to its roots as pioneers and reclaim our lost traditions of innovation and vision. And, we must have leadership willing to pursue issues such as: universal health care; strong public education; energy independence; and sound tax policies.
As a veteran, I am also a proud member of the Band of Brothers. We are 52 veterans running as Democrats, seeking a place within the 110th Congress. While there is more to consider, in chosing a congressional candidate, than one's service to his or her country, consider that as your congressman, I will not be a freshman representative forced to get along and play along. Upon taking our place in Washington, we "Band of Brothers" will form one of the most powerful caucuses in Washington, and WE WILL command the respect of our colleagues.
I appreciate the following groups and individuals for their support and endorsement: Houston GLBT Political Caucus, Houston Black American Democrats, former congressional candidate - Richard Morrison, former HCC Trustee - Herman Litt, former city council candidate - Mark Lee, Dr. William Brinkley - Dean Baylor College of Medicine; Dr. Joseph Bak - former local chairman "Physicians for a National Health Program", Debby Kerner, Marvin Rich, The Honorable Joe Jaworski - Galveston Mayor Pro Tem and City Council Member.
As a member of the "Band of Brothers", I have received commitments and support from the following individuals: Senator John Kerry, Senator Russ Feingold, Senator Patty Murray, Representative Lane Evans, Representative John Salazar, former Senator Tom Daschle, former Senator Max Cleland, General Wesley Clark, USA (Ret), General Joseph Hoar, USMC (Ret), Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, USN (Ret), Lt. General Claudia Kennedy, USA (Ret), Brig. General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret), and Colonel Richard L. Klass, USAF (Ret).
Your voice will be heard and we will rebuild our Nation, one issue at a time.
U.S. House of Representatives, Texas CD7