Voice of the Conservative Vote: Allen Fletcher

Representative Allen Fletcher serves the people of House District 130 in the Texas House of Representatives. Allen is the Vice Chair of the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee and is the Chairman of the Law Enforcement Subcommittee. He is also the only representative in Harris County to serve on the House Transportation Committee.

Elected in 2008, Allen is a Tomball businessman, community activist, Christian, devoted husband, and loving father.

Allen received his Bachelor of Science in Police Science/Law Enforcement and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management from Sam Houston State University (SHSU). He also graduated with honors from both the Houston Police Academy and the East Texas Police Academy.

In 1977, Allen began his career in Houston Police Department as a uniformed patrol officer, eventually becoming a supervisor in the Office of the Inspector General. While holding this position, he was responsible for all criminal and administrative investigations of city employees and government contractors. After proudly serving HPD for 21 years, Representative Fletcher retired in 1998.

In addition to his work in law enforcement, he has been involved in the Tomball and Harris County communities for many years. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Tomball, the Tomball Emergency Preparedness Committee, and the State Bar of Texas Review Committee. Allen is a member of the Sam Houston State University Alumni Association Board of Directors, Sam Houston Museum Board and the President's Circle. He also sponsors a scholarship for criminal justice at SHSU. Allen is a proud lifetime member of the Houston Police Officers Associations well as a graduate and lifetime member of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.

Allen has been married for 32 years to his lovely wife, Penny, and they have two daughters and a son. They are also proud grandparents of four girls with a fifth grandchild on the way.

"As a retired Houston Police officer, I know that officers cannot be everywhere at all times. Campus police cannot be in every classroom or academic building. That is why I strongly support the right of properly licensed citizens to carry on college campuses."

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