Today, CraftPAC, the political action committee of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, is proud to announce state legislative endorsements for the 2020 Texas general election.
Coming off the heels of a landmark 2019 legislative session in which Texas craft breweries gained the right to sell Beer-To-Go, and saw numerous positive changes to the state’s arcane beer laws under the TABC Sunset Bill, the lawmakers CraftPAC is endorsing today have a proven track record of supporting the advancement of the Texas craft brewing industry through their key votes in favor of this important legislation and a continued willingness to sit down, listen, and engage on the issues that matter to small and independent brewers.
The craft brewing industry is responsible for more than $5 billion in economic impact for the state of Texas and the creation of 30,000+ jobs, but prolonged shutdowns of brewery taprooms and on-premise retail accounts during the COVID-19 crisis have left the industry facing immense challenges. As a result, Beer-To-Go sales, which would not be legal for Texas manufacturing breweries today were it not for the support of these legislators in 2019, are currently the only thing keeping many brewery taprooms afloat.
As we look toward the 2021 legislative session and the Texas craft brewing industry’s recovery from this unprecedented crisis, CraftPAC is proud to endorse the following legislators who have stood by our industry in previous sessions and we look forward to their continued leadership in the Texas Legislature.
9/29 Special Election
Charles “Doc” Anderson
Theresa “Terry” Meza
Mary Ann Perez