The Texas Municipal Police Association, (TMPA), the state’s largest law enforcement association, today announced their endorsement of Skip Ogle in his race for Texas House of Representatives.
Kevin Lawrence, Executive Director of TMPA says that after interviewing Mr. Ogle 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 20,000 law enforcement officers and first responders who are members of TMPA appreciate Skip Ogle’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 Skip Ogle’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.”
Ogle said he was “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.” Ogle 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.” In making their strong endorsement of Skip Ogle, the TMPA leadership was especially critical of Matt Schaefer, the freshman Representative for District 6.
“Based on his total disregard for the safety of our children, Matt Schaefer has earned his reputation as one of the worst State Representatives in Texas history,” said Lawrence.
Schaefer voted against HB 1010, a bill designed to protect children from predators who target our youth with “sexual grooming.” In sexual grooming cases, predators inappropriately touch or massage to build trust with the aim of sexually abusing them later.
Schaefer also worked to defeat HB 124, which would have classified Salvia illegal. Salvia is a dangerous drug that causes hallucinations among its users. Salvia dealers have specifically targeted Texas teenagers.
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.