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Meet AJ Louderback

Sheriff AJ Louderback is a fifth-generation Texan, born and raised in Matagorda County, a Distinguished Alumni of Palacios High School, and a retired five-term Sheriff of Jackson County. He is a follower of Jesus Christ, a United States military veteran serving in the Air Force, and a conservative Republican who has spent over 40 years in law enforcement serving and defending his community.

Sheriff Louderback is running to represent DeWitt, Lavaca, Jackson, Goliad, Matagorda, and Victoria Counties in the Texas House of Representatives. He is a fierce proponent of securing our southern border, a defender of the Second Amendment and the Right to Life, and a fighter for strong schools and lower property taxes.

The Sheriff has 20 years of extensive experience, crafting legislation, strategizing with policymakers, navigating the process, and shepherding bills into law. He is a former Vice Chair and Chair of the Legislative Division of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas. This session alone, he spent 19 straight weeks at the Capitol, fighting to kill bad bills and putting in long days and late hours to pass good ones.

When elected to the House, Sheriff Louderback will hit the ground running, having already established trust and strong working relationships with our Representatives and Senators in Austin.

Sheriff Louderback is a true visionary and one of America’s best-known lawmen, regularly appearing on Fox News, Newsmax, and various radio stations nationwide. He uses these platforms to be a voice for Texans and to tirelessly advocate for finally and totally securing our porous southern border.

President Donald J. Trump relied on Sheriff Louderback as one of his southwest border policy advisors. In fact, the Sheriff met with President Trump at the White House over a dozen times in one year to provide him with solutions to the border crisis caused by President Obama. He was honored to be invited and attended President Trump’s signing of the First Step Act and the Declaration of the Border Invasion.

Sheriff Louderback led the expansion of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s 287 (g) program into 16 Texas counties, the largest expansion in the nation. Thanks to the Sheriff’s efforts, local law enforcement officers can now effectively collaborate with the federal government to enforce immigration laws.

For his dedicated service to our nation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded him the prestigious Service to the Homeland Award.

Immediately after graduating high school, AJ joined the Air Force and achieved the rank of sergeant. He was selected out of his squadron to attend the police academy and served as a Law Enforcement Specialist.

After 4 years of active duty, he joined the reserves for another 6 years of service to our country. He would spend the next 10 years protecting his community with the Edna Police Department before eventually running successfully for Sheriff of Jackson County.

A Lifetime Member of both the NRA (National Rifle Association) and TSRA (Texas State Rifle Association), Sheriff Louderback is also a federally-licensed firearms dealer and instructor and a fierce defender of our Second Amendment rights.

The Sheriff is a founding member and the current Executive Director of the Texas Sheriff’s Regional Alliance, a member of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Border Coalition, and the Chair of the Homeland Security Committee of the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission.

Sheriff Louderback’s wife, Marci, is also a very active member of the community, having served in numerous volunteer organizations, such as the Victoria Ballet Society Board, Jackson County Cares Board, as President of Industrial Youth Football, and as Commissioner of Coastal Bend Youth Football, among many other volunteer roles.

They have three daughters, one son, three sons-in-law, and five grandchildren (all boys). They are members and attend Parkway Church in Victoria.

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