The Texas Municipal Police Association, (TMPA), the state’s largest law enforcement association, today announced their endorsement of Scott Turner in his race for Texas House of Representatives.
Kevin Lawrence, Executive Director of TMPA says that after interviewing Mr. Turner and polling law enforcement officers from the area, they are convinced that he is the best man for the job.
“We are confident that he will be a strong voice for law enforcement in the Texas Legislature, a staunch defender of the Constitution and as tough as nails on crime,” Lawrence said.
Lawrence says that the over 18,000 law enforcement officers and first responders who are members of TMPA appreciate Scott Turner’s hard work, dedication, and strong family values. They also support his belief in giving law enforcement officers the tools they need in order to take criminals off the streets and keep them off.
“We need Scott Turner’s tough on crime attitude, dedication and staunch defense of the constitution working for us in the Texas Legislature,” Lawrence said. “Therefore it is without hesitation that we whole-heartedly support him in his election to the Texas House.”
Turner said, "I am incredibly grateful and proud to have the support of such a courageous group of men and women.”
“Law enforcement officers are Texas’ first line of defense against increasingly dangerous crimes and situations,” Turner said. “Texans depend on law enforcement every day for help and support, and I am honored that the TMPA supports my election to the Texas House of Representatives.”
Since 1950 TMPA has fought to give all law enforcement officers in Texas the tools that they need to keep criminals off the streets. For the past 60 years the group has worked with judges, prosecutors, and lawmakers as the voice for law enforcement in Texas. TMPA also provides training programs to police across the state, at no cost to the officers.
Mr. Turner is seeking the Republican nomination for the new Texas House District 33 based in Collin and Rockwall counties. Created as a result of growing population in those counties, the new district was drawn from areas currently represented by State Reps. Ken Paxton and Jodie Laubenberg, both of whom have endorsed Scott Turner. Those wishing to support the campaign are encouraged to visit www.ScottTurnerForTexas.com.