AUSTIN — Today, the Texas Attorney General Peace Officers Association (TAGPOA) endorsed Dan Branch for Attorney General. TAGPOA represents the peace officers who serve in the Office of the Attorney General and report to the Texas Attorney General.
“Dan Branch is the tough, prudent leader Texans and Texas law enforcement need,” TAGPOA President Robert Sunley said. “As the only peace officers in Texas who directly report to the Attorney General, TAGPOA enjoys the unique privilege to recommend the person to lead us on such important issues as public integrity, Medicaid fraud and cyber crimes. As we fight for Texans’ safety, the Attorney General we want fighting with us is Dan Branch.”
“The recommendation of law enforcement leaders matters to Texans,” Dan Branch said. “It’s a real honor to have the support of the men and women in uniform who work for the Attorney General and know what the job entails. I am most grateful for the endorsement of the peace officers that work closely with the Attorney General: the Texas Attorney General Peace Officers Association.”
The Texas Attorney General Peace Officers Association joins a growing list of leading lawyers and law enforcement groups endorsing Dan Branch for Attorney General, including:
- The Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association PAC, representing over 3,700 law enforcement officers;
- The Texas Municipal Police Association, representing over 20,000 law enforcement officers;
- The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, CLEAT, representing over 18,500 members across Texas;
- The Dallas Police Association, representing over 4,000 law enforcement officers;
- The San Antonio Police Officers Association, representing over 2,000 police officers and their families;
- The Lubbock Professional Police Association, representing over 300 police officers and their families;
- Four former Texas Supreme Court Justices, including former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and former Chief Justice Thomas Phillips;
- Ten former top legal advisers to Attorney General Greg Abbott;
- Thirteen attorneys that served as top legal and campaign advisers to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz;
- Former Courts of Appeals Justices, John Cayce and Kent Sullivan;
- Eight conservative former U.S. Supreme Court clerks;
- Federalist Society leaders across Texas;
- The Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND, representing 580,000 member-families;
- Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association TSCRA PAC, representing over 16,400 ranching families, cattle producers and businesses;
- Texas Forestry Association FORPAC, representing more than 3,000 members;
- The Texas Medical Association TEXPAC, representing over 50,000 physicians, medical students and family members;
- The Texas Hospital Association HOSPAC, representing over 369,000 healthcare professionals;
- Texas Association of Business BAC-PAC, representing over 4,000 small and large business enterprises;
- The Texas Association of Builders HOMEPAC, representing over 10,000 members;
- The Texas Apartment Association, representing over 10,000 members;
- A majority of the Texas House of Representatives Republican Caucus, including the Tea Party Caucus Chairman;
- 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 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.