April 25, 2019 Contact:
CLEAT Public Affairs
For Immediate Release to all Texas News Organizations
AUSTIN –The Executive Board of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, or CLEAT, has voted unanimously to endorse the re-election campaign of U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas.
“We need John Cornyn’s strong leadership in Washington and his proven record of dedicated service to his fellow Texans,” said CLEAT President Sgt. Todd Harrison.
“As a District Judge, Supreme Court Justice, Attorney General and now as U.S. Senator we’ve always been able to count on his thoughtful approach to public service, strong commitment to protecting his country and steadfast demand for common sense solutions to the real issues that we face every day,” said Harrison. “Political winds blow but they do not bend or break John Cornyn’s resolve to do his best to represent Texas. His ability to listen as well as lead has been the hallmark of his public service and we are proud to add our voice to those supporting his reelection.”
“Senator Cornyn’s relationship to Texas law enforcement issues has not changed as he has grown in national stature. Among his many contributions to the law enforcement community are the Back the Blue Act, the Protecting Our Lives by Initiating COPS Expansion (POLICE) Act, and the Abolish Human Trafficking Act. He has consistently prioritized ensuring law enforcement agencies are well trained, well equipped and have the legal tools to do the job. It’s that unflinching support that brings this early endorsement from this independent association of law enforcement professionals.”
“Texas’ rank and file law enforcement officers bravely face danger and violence on every shift and we’ve always been able to count on Senator Cornyn to unashamedly stand with us as we protect the families and communities that we are sworn to serve,” stated Harrison.
The CLEAT Executive Board is made up of elected full-time law enforcement officers. CLEAT is an independent labor organization representing 24,000-plus members statewide in over 800 law enforcement agencies and represents over 100 local law enforcement associations. CLEAT does not seek or accept any local, state or federal grants and is solely funded by its members.
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