PLANO – Today, Pat Evans, former Mayor of Plano, endorsed Jon Cole for State Representative and released the following statement:
“As a former Mayor of Plano, I know the importance of electing the right person to serve as our next State Representative. Jon Cole is the only candidate who has taken on the status quo in Austin, and won. His experience, knowledge of the issues, and record of standing for Texas families is unmatched. Jon will fight for limited and effective government in Austin, while working to strengthen our infrastructure, education system, and public safety. I believe Jon Cole is our best choice for State Representative and am so proud to endorse him as Plano’s next State Representative.”
Pat Evans served as Mayor of Plano from 2002-2009 and on the Plano City Council from 1996-2001. Although all mayors in Texas run without party identification on the ballot, Evans is a member of the Plano Republican Women’s Club and the Conner Harrington Republican Women’s Club. In 2004, she was selected as Plano “Citizen of the Year.” She has been married to Chuck Evans since 1964.
Evans joins James Muns as the second former Plano Mayor to endorse Jon Cole in the race for House District 67. Mayor Muns’ endorsement is reprinted below. Muns served as Mayor of Plano from 1992 to 1996.
“As a businessman and former Mayor of Plano, I know how important it is to our local economy that we send a businessman to Austin. Jon’s already stood up for Collin County families in Austin. He’s proven his ability to get things done and protect our quality of life. In these troubled times, we can’t afford to send someone without Jon’s experience to represent Collin County in Austin. His understanding of the issues, experience creating jobs, and personal integrity make him the most qualified candidate for our next State Representative.”
These mayors join numerous other business leaders and elected officials that have endorsed Jon Cole. A full list can be found on his website, www.JONCOLE.org.
Jon Cole, a conservative businessman, announced his candidacy for Texas House District 67 in October. He is the most conservative, experienced, qualified, and battle-tested candidate in the race.