TLR Honors Red McCombs in San Antonio
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION—September 16, 2014
Contact: Lucy Nashed
“A Pioneer in the Battle for Lawsuit Reform”
(San Antonio, TX) Texans for Lawsuit Reform honored legendary business and civic leader Red McCombs in San Antonio today, calling the longtime TLR supporter a “pioneer in the battle for lawsuit reform.”
Gov. Rick Perry, who gave the keynote address at the event, said “McCombs is the quintessential Texan. He represents everything good about this state, a small-town boy who made good through hard work and changed the world.” Perry noted that McCombs had dedicated himself to making a difference in his community, in business and industry, in the strength and prosperity of our state and in the individual lives of countless people.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor, State Sen. Donna Campbell and Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff also attended.
In presenting the award, TLR Co-Founder and CEO, Richard W. Weekley said:
“TLR always does what’s best for Texas and Red has been with us every step of the way. To succeed in any cause, you must have leaders who are willing to put their names and reputations on the line. Twenty-plus years ago, Red clearly understood we had a problem with lawsuit abuse and he volunteered to do whatever he could to help. This took vision and courage. We are proud to honor Red today for his heroic efforts on behalf of lawsuit reform and the State of Texas.”
Red McCombs is the founder of the Red McCombs Automotive Group, a co-founder of Clear Channel Communications, a former owner of the San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, and the Minnesota Vikings, and the namesake of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He has owned nearly 400 businesses during his career. He is married to wife Charline and has three daughters, eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
TLR is the largest civil justice reform organization in Texas and the most successful tort reform group in the nation. TLR is a bipartisan, volunteer-led coalition with more than 18,000 supporters residing in 818 Texas communities and representing 1,266 different businesses, professions and trades.