AUSTIN — Texans for Dan Branch announced that TEXPAC, the political arm of the Texas Medical Association, has endorsed Dan Branch for Texas Attorney General in 2014. TEXPAC speaks on behalf of more than 47,000 Texas physicians and medical students, and nearly 5,000 alliance members. Organized in 1962, TEXPAC is one of the oldest political action committees in Texas.
“Dan Branch is a proven leader,” said TEXPAC Board Chair Jerry Hunsaker, MD. “For the past decade in the Texas House of Representatives, he has demonstrated that he’s dedicated to Texas’ patients and their physicians on many important issues — from supporting Texas’ landmark medical liability reforms in 2003, which helped to improve access to care for Texans, to reducing red tape and inefficiencies in our health care system.”
“As the son of a physician who was actively involved in the Texas Medical Association, the support of the medical community is a powerful reminder of the legacy he left behind upon his passing last month,” said Dan Branch. “The Texas Medical Association TEXPAC is one of the most influential associations in the state, and its far-reaching support is a pivotal boost to our campaign.”
“Dan Branch has our full support for Texas Attorney General,” said Dr. Hunsaker. “He is dedicated to improving the economic, education, and health care landscape for Texas. Dan is a proven, conscientious leader who listens, works hard and gets outstanding results.”
The Texas Medical Association TEXPAC joins a growing list of leading conservatives, law enforcement and grassroots organizations endorsing Dan Branch for Attorney General. Since announcing his candidacy for Texas Attorney General, Dan Branch has received the endorsement of:
- Four former Texas Supreme Court Justices, including a former U.S. Attorney General and a former Chief Justice;
- Ten former top legal advisers to Attorney General Greg Abbott;
- 13 legal and campaign advisers to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz;
- 53 Republican members of the Texas House of Representatives;
- Eight conservative former U.S. Supreme Court clerks;
- Federalist Society leaders across Texas;
- Leading law enforcement officers, including the Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association PAC;
- The Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND, representing 580,000 member-families;
- The Texas Association of Builders HOMEPAC, representing over 10,000 members;
- The Texas Apartment Association, representing over 10,000 members;
- Over 125 leaders and members of the Texas Federation of Republican Women, and
- Over 30 Young Republican Federation leaders and grassroots activists across Texas.
A lifelong Republican, Dan Branch has worked on behalf of numerous conservative efforts, including the successful presidential and gubernatorial campaigns of George W. Bush, and working as a member of the successful Florida recount legal team, and helping to direct the successful Texas Reagan/Bush re-election victory, and served as an aide to U.S. Senator John Tower.
As a top rated attorney and accomplished lawmaker, Dan Branch has a proven track record of fighting for Texas and getting results. For the last decade, Dan has served in the Texas House, where he has helped balance six budgets without raising taxes, championed innovative reforms to reduce frivolous lawsuits and improve higher education. He has successfully sponsored laws defending our religious liberties and property rights from intrusions by the federal government and authored landmark constitutional amendments to reduce Texas government and make it more transparent. Dan lives in Dallas with his wife, Stacey, and is the father of their five children.