Political Lobbying

Protecting Your Interests

TMPA was founded in 1950 to protect the interests of peace officers and is a strong law enforcement lobbying force locally, at the Capitol and beyond. Today we protect law enforcement interests through the TMPA Political Action Committee (PAC). A PAC is the legal means to lobby and express support for or opposition to issues that are important to law enforcement officers. Through the PAC fund, TMPA contributes to the campaigns of those champions who support law enforcement. The PAC exists to give a voice to many who otherwise would not be heard.

TMPA dues money cannot be used to fund the PAC, therefore your PAC contributions are the only funds we have to support our friends in the Texas legislature and fight for the interests of law enforcement. Our continued success depends on your contributions, please consider donating to our law enforcement lobbying efforts online, by calling TMPA at (800) 848-2088 or by printing and mailing this form. We appreciate your support.


“When it comes to standing up for law enforcement, we know these (endorsed legislators) are some of the most trusted leaders in Texas. In the face of misleading attacks against our profession, we are confident in their ability to advocate for the issues important to the men and women who wear the badge.”

— Mitch Landry, Deputy Executive Director of the Texas Municipal Police Association


TMPA gives members a major political presence with a clear and unified voice when lobbying on a local, state and national level. Activities include representing members during legislative sessions; contributions and endorsements to candidates for local/state office; and advocating for pay, benefits and working conditions before City leadership.

Representing Issues That Matter Most

TMPA works with professional confidence and skill to represent all issues that impact law enforcement including but not limited to:

Criminal Justice

TMPA works very hard to strengthen criminal penalties and fight off legislation that would hamper your ability to protect your communities and do your job. We do more than give lip service to legislation that impacts the Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure, and other statutes that you use to enforce the law.


TMPA is the moderate and respected voice for employment issues in the Texas legislature and it is TMPA that legislators seek out for input on employment matters. TMPA was founded to protect the interest of police officers who won civil service legislation and it continues today to work for enhancement of wages, benefits, and due process for all public safety personnel. Recently, the TMPA PAC has been hard at work defending your earned pensions. During the 86th Session, we were able to stop all the bills that would have cut, limited, or changed your pensions.

Regulatory & Licensing

TMPA monitors and provides extensive input into statutes that guide TCOLE and other commissions that may have any impact on law enforcement. TMPA maintains regular contact with TCOLE and provides constructive input and advice on regulatory issues.

TMPA maintains a legislative program that is member-driven. We will not endorse or support legislation that is not in our members’ best interest.

Successful Contract Negotiation

“Our board and membership was really happy with the outcome of this year’s contract. Halfway through our contract meetings, Mike [Zellers] was leading the majority of the negotiations, using tactics and knowledge that left the city’s bargaining team impressed and submissive.”

TMPA PAC’s 2020 Endorsements


Check back soon to find the November 2020 general election candidate endorsement list!

Get involved with the TMPA PAC: contact us today for more information on how you can support our efforts to protect the interests of law enforcement officers. Call TMPA at 800-848-2088.