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Commissioner Lyle Larson Announces Candidacy for US Congress

SAN ANTONIO, TX.- Today, at 10:30 a.m., Bexar County Commissioner Lyle Larson will announce his intention run for the U.S. Congress. “I have been encouraged by many people throughout the district to run for this seat.  It would be an honor and a privilege to represent the 23rd Congressional District utilizing the experience I’ve gained as a small business owner and elected official to benefit our region.” stated Larson. 
Commissioner Larson is a San Antonio native and who has served the past 15 years as County Commissioner and City Councilman.  He has a depth of public service experience serving as Chairman of the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG), San Antonio Crime Commission, and the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).  As Chairman of the Military Transformation Task Force, Larson led the fight to protect San Antonio’s military bases from closure and realignment saving over 1,000 military jobs, all while gaining several new missions which will add an additional 11,000 jobs by 2011.  

Additionally, Larson has worked hard to maintain fiscal discipline leading the Commissioners Court to lower property taxes, saving taxpayers over $150 million dollars annually.  “Congress needs leadership that understands how the decisions made in Washington can have tremendous impacts on local communities.”  Larson said.    
WHEN: Wednesday, January 2, 2008, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Bexar County Courthouse, Southern Courthouse Steps
100 Dolorosa, San Antonio, TX 78205