Current and Immediate Past Houston Police Officers’ Union Presidents Endorse Senator Ted Cruz for Re-Election

Press Releases|10.4.18

HOUSTON, Texas – Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) President and Immediate Past President both endorsed Senator Ted Cruz for re-election today. HPOU is one of the largest police unions in the United States, providing support to Houston police officers since 1945.

“Senator Cruz in both his words and actions has proven to be a strong, supportive voice for law enforcement,” said HPOU President Joe Gamaldi. “He has always advocated for the brave men and women in blue and will continue to be an outstanding advocate for the people of Texas.”

“Senator Cruz has proven time and time again that he is a strong supporter of our constitution and an advocate for the men and women in law enforcement,” said Immediate Past HPOU President Ray Hunt. “We need to keep him fighting for Texas values in Washington.”

Senator Ted Cruz is a strong supporter of law enforcement, notably introducing the “Back the Blue Act” which increases federal penalties on assaulting or killing a law enforcement officer.

Conversely, Congressman Beto O’Rourke has becoming hostile towards law enforcement officials, recently referring to police officers as “the new Jim Crow.” As a Congressman, O’Rourke voted to prevent funding for crucial law enforcement supplies and voted to significantly reduce Immigration and Customs Enforcement budget. The choice for law enforcement is clear in Senator Ted Cruz.