With 18 counties spanning 10,000 square miles, the 4th District of Texas is very large, yet it is also very small. More than 100 tight-knit communities across our district are closely connected by our heritage, our values, and our relationships. Over the past 100 years, only four individuals have represented the 4th District in Congress--Sam Rayburn, Ray Roberts, Ralph Hall, and John Ratcliffe. Their legacies and deep roots make the job of representing the 4th District of Texas even more special and personal. Who we select to continue their legacies is significant for our district.
The 4th District of Texas is one of the most conservative districts in America. It deserves someone who not only has deep heritage and roots, but someone who also embodies our conservative values. Jason Ross delivers both. Jason's heritage and service to the 4th District and the Republican Party of Texas ensures he will represent our conservative values in Washington and do what is best for the people of the 4th District of Texas.
The 4th District's 23,000 farms and ranches make it a leader in hay, timber, beef, chicken, and dairy production. Our farmers and ranchers deserve a leader who recognizes this and believes in the importance of supporting our vital agriculture industry and the many families whose livelihoods depend on it. Jason's free-market conservative values will help the hard-working farmers and ranchers in the 4th District have the opportunities to succeed.
The largest employers in the 4th District support America's national defense capabilities. As John Ratcliffe's District Chief of Staff, Jason has worked directly with these vital industries to help ensure the 4th District of Texas continues to lead the way in equipping America's military forces, along with our key allies. Providing for the common defense is one of the primary constitutional roles of the federal government, and Jason is committed to a focus on fulfilling this role.
Over the past five years, Jason has toured dozens upon dozens of manufacturing businesses here in the 4th District. From timber, carbon fiber, metals, and semi-conductors, to soups, breads, packaging materials, trailers, and many others, Jason has worked to help our diverse manufacturing businesses resolve issues they face. From regulatory burdens and financing growth, to recruiting workforces and international trade, Jason's commitment to free-market principles and limited government means he will fight to simplify regulations, cut red tape, and unleash innovation.