The Harris County Deputies’ Organization, which represents nearly two thousand law enforcement officers, has endorsed Governor Rick Perry for re-election.
Governor Perry stood with members of the group during a news conference at a downtown Houston hotel on Monday and called the endorsement, “significant and a big deal.”
“The sacrifice and service the men and women of law enforcement provide our communities ensure Texas remains a great place to live and raise a family,” said Governor Perry.
“Bill White oversaw a sanctuary city and cooperated little with law enforcement. We can’t allow this to happen to our state,” said Bob Goerlitz, president of the organization.
Later in the afternoon, during a news media availability, the former Houston Mayor called the sanctuary city claim baseless. “We didn’t make Houston a sanctuary city. We went after non citizens who committed crime. We arrested a lot of those folks,” said White.
White also noted that he has been endorsed by numerous law enforcement groups and sheriffs across the state, including Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia.