Law Enforcement Backs Branch: TMPA Endorses Dan Branch for AG

Earlier today, the Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA), the state’s largest law enforcement association representing over 20,000 members, announced its endorsement of Dan Branch for Texas Attorney General in 2014. The TMPA endorsement announcement followed lengthy interviews with each of the three Republican candidates for Attorney General.

“Dan Branch is a fighter,” TMPA Director of Legislative Affairs Lon Craft said. “During his decade-long tenure in the Texas Legislature, Rep. Branch has demonstrated time and again that he is tough on crime in Texas and a steadfast friend to Texas law enforcement.”

“Dan Branch is a leader,” Craft continued. “As the next Attorney General of Texas, Dan Branch will defend the Constitution, fight for Texas, the rights of Texans and Texas law enforcement.”

“I have had the privilege of working closely with Texas law enforcement, including the leadership of TMPA, to give them the tools they need to go on the offensive against criminals, strengthen our laws and support the brave men and women engaged in Texas law enforcement,” Dan Branch said. “I am honored and grateful that TMPA has endorsed me for Texas Attorney General.”

The TMPA joins a growing list of leading law enforcement officers, lawyers, conservatives and grassroots organizations endorsing Dan Branch for Attorney General. Since announcing his candidacy for Texas Attorney General, Dan Branch has received the endorsement of:

The Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association PAC, representing over 3,700 law enforcement officers;

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;

Eight conservative former U.S. Supreme Court clerks;

Federalist Society leaders across Texas;

A majority of the Texas House of Representatives Republican Caucus, including the Tea Party Caucus Chairman;

The Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND, representing 580,000 member-families;

The Texas Hospital Association HOSPAC, representing over 369,000 healthcare professionals;

The Texas Medical Association TEXPAC, representing over 50,000 physicians, medical students and family members;

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 causes, including serving as an adviser to George W. Bush’s presidential and gubernatorial campaigns, an attorney on the Florida recount legal team, a leader of the Reagan/Bush re-election effort in Texas and an aide to U.S. Senator John Tower.

As a top rated attorney with more than three decades of experience, Dan Branch has risen to the highest levels of the legal profession, serving as a judicial clerk and attorney for the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, practicing with some of the most respected lawyers in Texas, starting his own law firm and helping to build one of Texas’ largest law firms.

An accomplished lawmaker, Dan Branch has a proven record of fighting for Texas, getting results and making a difference. For the last decade, Dan has served in the Texas House of Representatives where he has helped balance six budgets, cut taxes, championed innovative reforms to reduce frivolous lawsuits and improve higher education. He successfully sponsored laws defending the religious liberties and property rights of Texans from an overreaching federal government and authored landmark constitutional amendments to reduce the size of Texas government and make state government more transparent.

As Attorney General, Dan Branch will stand up to an overreaching federal government, fight for open government and preserve limited government here in Texas.

Dan lives in Dallas with his wife, Stacey, and is the father of their five children.