Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Gov. Rick Perry today (Sept. 22) received the endorsement of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) for re-election as governor of Texas.

“Rick Perry has exhibited great leadership during his tenure as governor and helped the campground industry thrive in the process,” said TACO CEO Brian Schaeffer. “It is a pleasure endorsing Gov. Perry, who has done an excellent job attracting more people to Texas than ever while keeping taxes and fees low.”

“It is great to have the people of the Texas Association of Campground Owners represent resorts where Texans can visit with their families and friends and enjoy what the private park industry in Texas has to offer,” said Perry. “I am proud to receive the support of the Texas Association of Campground Owners, and I will continue to make sure they have the resources they need to flourish.”

Perry, a Republican, was the state’s lieutenant governor when then-Gov. George Bush resigned in December 2000 after being elected president. Perry was first elected governor in 2002.

TACO represents nearly 400 private campgrounds and RV resorts in Texas. It was formed in 1972 by a group of five campground owners who felt there should be independent marketing and advocacy for the private park industry in Texas. Over the years, TACO has developed a significant consumer-oriented magazine with a distribution of 250,000 copies, the most widely used website for RV parks and campgrounds in Texas, along with a presence in Austin to ensure a positive consumer experience. The association also promotes Texas campgrounds at over 25 RV shows in the U.S. and Canada.