San Antonio Police Officers Association Endorses Dan Branch for Texas Attorney General

Today, the San Antonio Police Officers Association (SAPOA) announced their endorsement of Dan Branch for Texas Attorney General in 2014.  Established in 1946, the San Antonio Police Officers Association serves more than 2,000 officers and their families.

“Dan Branch is the only choice for the San Antonio Police Officers Association,” SAPOA President Mike Helle said.  “Dan Branch will be a great asset as Texas Attorney General.  Branch understands the unique challenges police officers face every day and the importance of our hard-earned benefits.”

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“San Antonio police officers and their families make the necessary sacrifices to keep San Antonio safe,” Dan Branch said.  “In so many ways, they fight every day to keep all Texans safe from gang, drug cartel and other border related crime.  I am honored by their confidence in my ability to help protect Texans and am grateful to receive SAPOA’s endorsement of my candidacy for Attorney General.”

The San Antonio Police Officers Association joins a growing list of leading lawyers and law enforcement groups endorsing Dan Branch for Attorney General, including:

 

Law Enforcement:

  • Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association PAC, representing over 3,700 law enforcement officers;
  • Texas Municipal Police Association, representing over 20,000 law enforcement officers;
  • Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, CLEAT, representing over 18,500 law enforcement professionals;
  • Dallas Police Association, representing over 4,000 law enforcement officers;

 

Attorneys:

  • Four former Texas Supreme Court Justices, including a former U.S. Attorney General and a former Chief Justice;
  • Two former Texas Court of Appeals Justices;
  • Ten former top legal advisers to Attorney General Greg Abbott;
  • Thirteen legal and campaign advisers to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz;
  • Eight conservative former U.S. Supreme Court clerks and
  • Federalist Society leaders, State Bar leaders and leading attorneys 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 and 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 with his wife, Stacey, in Dallas and is the father of their five children.