Todd Staples to Speak at March Meeting
Building on TFRW’s commitment to reforming our broken immigration system, please join us this month as we hear from Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, Todd Staples.
A champion of allocating the necessary resources to adequately secure our Texas border, Todd emphasizes the need to address the porous nature of all our borders before attempting to initiate meaningful immigration reform.
Watching as federal leaders continue to play politics on this very serious issue, Commissioner Staples has taken action and helped call attention to the situation by authoring a book, “Broken Borders, Broken Promises.” Todd is concerned, not only about fixing our failed immigration system, but also about addressing the dangers posed by drug dealers and human smugglers as they cross Texas soil.
Currently in his second term as Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, Todd earns high marks as one of the state’s most conservative politicians. He has long been a champion of private property rights and eminent domain reform from the beginning of public service as a member of the Palestine city council in 1989. In 1995 he was elected state representative and served three terms in the Texas House before being elected state senator in 2000 where he served two terms.
Commissioner Staples has recently formed an exploratory campaign to run for Texas Lt. Governor in 2014. So, in addition to finding out what exactly goes on in the Department of Agriculture, we may even get a glimpse of our future Lt. Governor. Come and be a part of the conversation on March 27, 2013.