Advanced Power Alliance President Jeff Clark and American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Vice President Susan Sloan presented the “Texas Energy Champion” award to Texas State Representative Jim Murphy (District 133 – West Houston) at a meeting in Houston this morning.
The award was presented by the APA and AWEA in recognition of Murphy’s policy work to support economic development in the state, and for his commitment to promoting all of Texas’ diverse energy industries. Representative Murphy is serving his sixth term in the Texas House where he chairs the Committee on Pensions, Investments, and Financial Services and serves as a member of the Committee on Ways and Means.
In presenting the award to Chairman Murphy, Clark cited the Chairman’s willingness to make economic development a priority for the state:
“Because of his expertise in important business and economic development issues, his commitment to growing our state’s economy, and his willingness to work with all stakeholders, Chairman Murphy is a respected and effective member of the Texas House of Representatives.
“He is a lawmaker who wants to see Texas to achieve its incredible economic potential and he is working to enact free market policies to promote prosperity and ensure that our state remains internationally competitive.
“His work to promote all of Texas’ diverse energy industries is paying dividends by creating a business climate that attracts capital investment and createsjob opportunities for workers across the state. That translates into a better quality of life for all Texans.
“This Texas Energy Champion award represents the appreciation of our many energy industries and their employees, from the Panhandle to the Rio Grande and from the Rockies to the Piney Woods. Chairman Murphy’s visionary work is helping to create jobs and keep Texas in the forefront as America’s energy leader.”Jeff Clark, President
Advanced Power Alliance