April 26, 2012

Contact: Jack Smith
email – info@chrisdecluitt.com


The TSTA has officially endorsed Chris DeCluitt for State Representative, District 56. The organization, which was begun in Mexia, Texas in 1880, represents thousands of educators in Texas. The mission of the teacher’s organization is to organize and empower public school advocates to provide a quality public school education for every child.

Tony Uzzell, President of the Waco and Region 2D TSTA said, “Chris DeCluitt will be the kind of legislator who recognizes that the quality of our future liberties will be tied directly to the success of a public education system which guarantees the best quality education for
every child. That is why he has the unqualified support of the Texas State Teachers Association and every concerned Texan.”

DeCluitt, who serves on the Board of Directors of the Rapoport Academy Public School, responded, “I am very pleased to have the endorsement of the Texas State Teacher’s Association. This respected organization effectively represents thousands of its members in working to create an outstanding public education system for our children and grandchildren. I greatly appreciate their support and look forward to working with them and other education organizations to improve public education in Texas.”

Chris DeCluitt is a native Wacoan and a graduate of Waco High School, Texas A&M and the University of Tulsa Law School. He is President of the Sovereign Corporation, a local company that deals in property management. He is past Chairman of the Brazos River Authority board, (appointed by Governor Rick Perry), past chairman of the Waco Jaycees, and Waco Lodge #137 IOOF. He is Past Master of the J.H. Gurley Lodge #337, AF&AM. He has served on the board of directors of the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation. He has served as a Republican Precinct Chairman, Election Judge, State Convention Delegate (nine times), as the Senate District 22 State Republican Executive Committeeman and President of the McLennan County Republican Club. Chris and his wife Kristi have one daughter and one son and live in Waco.

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