60 Plus Association Presents Rick Crawford with Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award


Thursday, May 3, 2012


Justin Brasell / jbrasell@gmail.com


60 Plus Association Presents Rick Crawford with Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award


Legendary entertainer Pat Boone, spokesman for the 60 Plus Association, announced that Representative Rick Crawford has earned the group’s highest honor, the Guardian of Seniors’ Rights award.


In a statement released by 60 Plus, Boone remarked, “I’m still singing at concerts, but today I’m singing the praises of Representative Crawford. Seniors can depend on Representative Crawford.”

 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin, who founded the organization in 1992, presented the award last week at a ceremony on Capitol Hill. 60 Plus is a national non-partisan senior citizens group.

“Representative Crawford can be counted on to preserve Social Security and Medicare,” Martin said. “Crawford is a tax cutter, protecting the pocket books of senior citizens, and Representative Crawford is fighting wasteful spending of our tax dollars which has our government now borrowing over 40 cents of every dollar to pay its bills. Seniors have to live within their means and so should our government.”

The Association’s Guardian Award is presented to Democrats and Republicans in Congress based on their “senior friendly” voting records.

60 Plus Background:  The 60 Plus Association is a 20-year-old nonpartisan organization working for death tax repeal, saving Social Security and Medicare, affordable prescription drugs, lowering energy costs and other issues featuring a less government, less taxes approach as well as a strict adherence to the Constitution.  60 Plus calls on support from over 7 million activists.  60 Plus publishes a newsletter, SENIOR VOICE, and a Scorecard, bestowing awards on lawmakers of both parties who vote “pro-senior.”   60 Plus has been called, “an increasingly influential senior citizen’s group.”

Pat Boone Background:  Pat Boone, 77, and his wife, Shirley, have been married for 57 years and reside in Beverly Hills, California.  Boone is also familiar to audiences as a star of film and television. Boone has had 38 top-ten hits since his recording career began in the 1950s, and, according to Billboard magazine, holds the record for the most consecutive weeks (220) on the charts by any performer.

Crawford Background: Rick Crawford and his wife Stacy are both graduates of Arkansas State University.  They live in Jonesboro with their two children. Crawford serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Agriculture Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.