Jodey Arrington received the endorsement of TEXPAC, the political action committee for the Texas Medical Association, in his bid to win the vacant Senate District 28 seat.
“He’s an accomplished individual who knows how to gets results,” said TEXPAC chairman Jerry Hunsaker in a statement released Wednesday. “We need more people like Jodey in Austin who will work hard on behalf of his constituents to ensure they have access to health care.”
Arrington, a former Texas Tech vice chancellor, is part of a crowded field vying to fill the seat vacated by Robert Duncan, who became the new chancellor of Texas Tech earlier this summer, in a Sept. 9 special election. His rivals include state Rep. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, former state Rep. Delwin Jones and former Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham, who filed as a Democrat.
Earlier this week, Arrington's campaign announced a contribution from former President George W. Bush. At age 24, Arrington was hired as an aide to then-Governor Bush, whom he followed to the White House, where he served as a special assistant to the president.
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