Hall Gets Ag Endorsement

WACO - The Texas Farm Bureau Friends of Agriculture Fund (AGFUND) has endorsed District 4 U.S. Congressman Ralph Hall's re-election bid in the Republican Primary on March 9.

"AGFUND is proud to support Ralph Hall's campaign for another term," Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke said. "He has developed an understanding of agricultural issues, and his conservative philosophy is important to farmers and ranchers."

Hall served as an aircraft carrier pilot in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945. He attended both Texas Christian University and the University of Texas in Austin and received his law degree from Southern Methodist University.

He later maintained a private law practice in Rockwall for a number of years and was the president and chief executive officer of Texas Aluminum Corporation. Hall also served as Rockwall County Judge from 1950 to 1962.

Hall was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980. In January 2004, Hall filed for re-election as a Republican, resigning from the Democrat Caucus. He was appointed as a Republican member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Science Committee.

Hall currently resides in Rockwall with his wife, Mary Ellen.

AGFUND is Texas Farm Bureau's Political Action Fund. It is a legal entity separate from the Texas Farm Bureau and may endorse and contribute financially to political candidates. AGFUND is funded only by voluntary contributions from TFB members.