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Jim Pitts launches 2010

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Waxahachie - State Representative Jim Pitts (R-Waxahachie) filed for re-election Thursday, Dec. 3 to represent the people of Ellis and Hill counties in a 10th term.

"I am once again humbled by the number of people who are encouraging me to run for re-election," said Pitts.

"I am excited to run a campaign that focuses on the positive, conservative leadership I have provided and will continue to provide."

"The people of Ellis and Hill counties want a conservative leader who works to support strong homes, family, and opportunity," the Waxahachie businessman said.

"With the support and encouragement of all my friends in the district, I will continue to be a leader who listens and leads on those values."

As Chairman of the powerful House Committee on Appropriations last legislative session, Representative Pitts led the passage of a budget that cut state spending of general revenue.

Representative Pitts also authored and passed a highway funding bill in the special session that will bring needed relief to local roadways.

In 2006, Representative Pitts authored and passed a bill providing the largest property tax cut in the state’s history.

Representative Pitts was first elected to the Texas House in 1992. Prior to his election to the House, he served for fourteen years as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Waxahachie Independent School District with his final term as President of the Board.

During his service in the Texas House, Pitts has served on various committees, including the House Committee on Appropriations as Chairman during the 79th and 81st legislative sessions.

"I look forward to serving the people of Ellis and Hill counties another two years," said Pitts.

"I will use my years of experience and the knowledge I have of the issues and challenges facing this district to make sure District 10 continues to be a great place to live."

Representative Pitts has also authored and passed numerous pieces of legislation that address both local concerns and issues with statewide impacts. Some of the legislation Representative Pitts has sponsored and passed includes bills increasing the economic development opportunities for cities in Ellis and Hill counties, protecting the property rights of residents from the threat of eminent domain, and enhancing the educational opportunities in District 10.

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