The Lumbermen’s Association of Texas (LAT), announced that Tim Moore, general counsel at Cassity Jones Building Materials and co-chair of the LAT’s Legislative Committee, is its 2020 Texas Unity Dinner honoree.
“Deep legal expertise and a fierce commitment to ensuring Texas Dealers are represented at the Texas Capitol are hallmarks of our 2020 Texas Unity Dinner Honoree,” said Greg Evans, president of LAT Board of Directors and owner at Redwoods, Inc. in Waco, Texas. “We are thrilled with the LUMPAC trustees’ unanimous choice of Tim Moore and look forward to celebrating his accomplishments with the LAT membership this fall.”
“I am very appreciative of being chosen as the Texas Unity Dinner honoree,” said Moore. “It is a privilege to be part of such a highly-committed membership that collectively and continuously seeks to fulfill the mission of the LAT and of LUMPAC.”
LUMPAC, LAT’s state political action committee, supports political candidates who are key to the success of LAT’s state policy agenda, the association said.
The 2020 Texas Unity Dinner is a LUMPAC fundraiser and will take place on Oct. 21, at the Baylor Club, McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas.
“He has examined thousands of pages of legislation, artfully testified before legislators in Austin and spent countless hours providing sage advice that has served each and every one of our businesses,” said Meagan McCoy Jones, co-chair of LAT’s Legislative Committee and president and COO at McCoy’s Building Supply. “I am so grateful for Tim and his wise counsel and join LUMPAC in expr
“We are very pleased to have this honor bestowed upon Tim,” said Cason Shrode, president at Cassity Jones Building Materials. “There is no one more deserving. The extensive work he has put forth on the Legislative Committee is a true testament to his commitment to the LAT and our industry. There is no question Texas Dealers are in a better position in the marketplace due to Tim’s leadership.”
The upcoming session of the Texas Legislature that will begin January 2021 will be especially consequential, the LAT said. Texas is expected to enter the session with a deep budget deficit and many COVID-19 related issues to address. LAT’s Legislative Committee will set LAT’s policy priorities which will include commercial vehicle litigation reforms to address lawsuit abuse.
The nine LUMPAC trustees are Carl Detering, the Detering Company; Greg Evans, Redwoods Inc.; Clay Epstein, Dr. Ike’s Home Center; Walter Foxworth, Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Company; Jeff Hess, Bridgeport Building Centers, Inc.; Jerry Lightfoot, Orange County Building Materials; Randy Meek, Eastside Lumber & Decking; Jimmy Pate, Pate’s Hardware Inc.; and Allan Ritter, Ritter Lumber.
The LAT said that the trustees will guide LUMPAC’s political donations in Texas’ state legislative races on the ballot for the November 2020 general election.