Kleinschmidt Receives Courageous Conservative Award
The Texas Conservative Coalition (TCC) announced the recipients of the organization’s “Courageous Conservative” award, which is given in recognition of legislators’ efforts to advance, support, and vote for conservative policy positions in the 82nd Texas Legislature. Lexington’s State Representative Tim Kleinschmidt was one of the recipients.
The TCC, the conservative caucus of the Texas Legislature, operates under four guiding principles: Limited Government; Individual Liberty; Free Enterprise; and, Traditional Values. To receive the “Courageous Conservative” award a member must have met or exceeded the mean score of the top two-thirds of all Representatives on the TCC scorecard, and must have signed the TCC “Pledge with Texans”. Based on 174 votes, the TCC scorecard for the 82nd Legislature is perhaps the most comprehensive snapshot of members’ voting records.
State Representative Kleinschmidt was recognized for his notable efforts to advance, support, and vote for conservative policy positions during the 82nd legislative Session. Rep. Kleinschmidt will inherit three new counties when the 83rd session begins in January of 2013. The new counties are Caldwell, Karnes and Gonzales.