Mesquite Police Chief Rubio endorsement
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From Barbara Ellestad at Mesquite Local News

“I’ve met him personally twice,” Mesquite Police Department Chief Troy Tanner told the Mesquite Local News about his public endorsement of presidential candidate Marco Rubio. “I did my own research into several of the candidates, and I think he is the best person to lead the United States.”

Rubio is a Florida Republican senator running for President in the 2016 election. He continually polls in the top ten contenders in a field of 17 Republican candidates. He also has ties to Las Vegas, having spent part of his childhood there.

Tanner released a public letter about his endorsement on Aug. 10 in which he states, “While many law enforcement organizations make political endorsements, historically individual police officers do not jeopardize their reputation by offering personal endorsements to any candidate for public office. However, meeting with this incredible man and understanding his goals, ideas, and plans to modernize our economy and government, it is apparent he is the leader we need to orchestrate a bold conservative reform and transform America. Because of this I have decided it is time for me to break with tradition and make a personal endorsement.”

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