AUSTIN — Today, the Hispanic Republicans of Texas announced its endorsement of Dan Branch for Attorney General. HRT was founded by George Antuna, Jr., George P. Bush and Juan Hernandez in 2010. Over the past three years, HRT has grown rapidly into a political movement that assists Hispanic leaders who serve the public.
“Dan Branch is a long-time friend of Texas’ Hispanic community,” HRT co-founder George Antuna, Jr. said. “As a top rated attorney and accomplished Republican legislator, Dan Branch is far and away the most qualified candidate for Attorney General. Hispanic Republicans of Texas proudly endorses Dan Branch as our next Attorney General.”
“Hispanic Republicans of Texas is a widespread and influential Republican organization,” Dan Branch said. “As the fastest growing demographic in our state, the Hispanic community is vital to the future of the Republican Party of Texas. I have been honored to serve alongside and receive the endorsement of the majority of Republican Representatives in the Texas House of Representatives, including JM Lozano and Jason Villalba. It has also been my honor to receive the endorsement of the first Hispanic U.S. Attorney General Al Gonzales. I am grateful to receive the endorsement of HRT and look forward to working alongside a growing number of Hispanic Republicans as our state’s next Attorney General.”
Hispanic Republicans of Texas joins a growing list of leading attorneys and prominent law enforcement, business, media, health, agriculture and grassroots leaders who have endorsed Dan Branch for Attorney General.
- Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association PAC, representing over 3,700 law enforcement officers;
- Twenty-three active Republican Texas sheriffs, representing Texans from all regions of the state, as well as former President of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas and retired Smith County Sheriff J.B. Smith;
- Texas Municipal Police Association, representing over 20,000 law enforcement officers;
- Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, CLEAT, representing over 18,500 members across Texas;
- Texas Attorney General Peace Officers Association, representing peace officers who report to the Texas Attorney General;
- Dallas Police Association, representing over 4,000 law enforcement officers;
- San Antonio Police Officers Association, representing over 2,000 police officers and their families;
- Houston Police Retired Officers Association, representing over 1,600 retired police officers;
- Lubbock Professional Police Association, representing over 300 police officers and their families;
- Four former Texas Supreme Court Justices, including former U.S. Attorney General Al Gonzales and former Chief Justice Tom Phillips;
- Ten former top legal advisers to Attorney General Greg Abbott;
- Thirteen attorneys who 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 Judicial Clerks;
- Federalist Society leaders across Texas;
- Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND, representing 580,000 member-families;
- Texas & 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;
- Texas Medical Association TEXPAC, representing over 50,000 physicians, medical students and family members;
- Texas Hospital Association HOSPAC, representing over 369,000 healthcare professionals;
- Texas Association of Business BACPAC, representing over 4,000 small and large business enterprises;
- Texas Association of Builders HOMEPAC, representing over 10,000 members;
- Texas Apartment Association PAC, representing over 10,000 members;
- North Texas newspapers, such as the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Ellis County Trading Post;
- East Texas and Southeast Texas newspapers, such as the Longview News-Journal, Lufkin News, Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel, Beaumont Enterprise and Houston Chronicle;
- Central Texas newspapers, such as the Austin American-Statesman and Bryan-College Station Eagle;
- South Texas newspapers, such as the San Antonio Express-News;
- West Texas newspapers, such as the Amarillo Globe-News;
- A majority of the Texas House of Representatives Republican Caucus, including the Tea Party Caucus Chairman;
- Members of the State Republican Executive Committee;
- 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.