United States Congressman Al Green Endorses Jamaal Smith For State Representative, House District 137
Congressman For District 9 Supports Smith As His Candidate To Represent District 137
June 20th, 2012 – (HOUSTON, TX) – United States Congressman Al Green (TX-9) has endorsed Jamaal Smith as his candidate for State Representative, House District 137 in the July 31st runoff. As a leading member on the House Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Green views Smith as a great candidate to help promote business development and economic growth within District 137.
“Jamaal is well suited to help develop and sustain a strong, vibrant economy for the people of District 137,” said Green. “Attracting businesses, qualified workers, and their families is an important way to help push District 137 forward. I know that Jamaal has plans to accomplish this and much more. Couple this with his extensive experience working in Austin and the Harris County Democratic Party, and it becomes very clear that Jamaal Smith is capable, competent and qualified to represent the people of District 137.”
Congressman Al Green is currently in his fourth term in the United States House of Representatives representing Texas’ 9th Congressional District. As a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, Congressman Green’s chief legislative priorities are rebuilding the country’s economy and stabilizing the American housing market. Congressman Green is a lifelong civil rights activist and served as President of the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for over ten years.
“Congressman Green is a true leader in the United States Congress,” said Smith. “His work both as a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and as an activist for the advancement of universal equality and civil rights has been nothing short of extraordinary. It’s a true honor to have Congressman Green’s support and, as a State Representative, I will strive to do as much for the residents of District 137 as Congressman Green has done for the people of Congressional District 9.”
For more information on Jamaal Smith and his campaign or to donate, please visit http://www.votejamaal.com.
About Jamaal: Jamaal Smith most recently served as policy advisor and community liaison for State Senator Rodney Ellis. Prior to that, Jamaal was the Executive Director of the Harris County Democratic Party and worked as Legislative Director for the late Representative Joe E. Moreno. Jamaal Smith is a resident of Westchase in Southwest Houston and a graduate of the University of Houston. Jamaal is currently pursuing a law degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law.