Endorsements

Elected officials, retired elected officials, law enforcement leaders, first responders, educators and community leaders have endorsed Republican Bill Orton for Matagorda County Sheriff. More are joining Bill's team every day.

County Officials

  • Matagorda County District Clerk Janice Hawthorne
  • Matagorda County Clerk Stephanie Wurtz
  • Matagorda County Precinct 3 Constable Jesse Alvarez
  • Matagorda County Constable Precinct 1 Precious Thibodeaux Smith

Police Chiefs

  • Police Chief David Miles

  • Police Chief Fred Wesselski

Retired and Former Officials

  • Former Matagorda County Sheriff James Mitchell

  • Former Matagorda County Attorney Jill Cornelius

  • Former Matagorda County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Jeanette Bell

  • Former Matagorda County Precinct 6 Justice of the Peace Ray Taggart

  • Bay City Police Chief Roger Barker

  • Former Matagorda County Precinct 1 Constable Raymond Green

  • Former Matagorda County Precinct 6 Constable Tom Ward

  • Former Matagorda County Precinct 4 Constable Grady Quinny

  • Former Matagorda Pct. 1 Constable Rudy Bonifay

Retired Law Enforcement Leaders

  • Wayne Frieda, former Chief Deputy, Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office

  • Mark Holland, former Patrol Captain, Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office

  • Don Kemp, former District Attorney’s Investigator, Matagorda County

  • Chuck Walsh, former Lieutenant, Galveston County

Other Texas Elected Officials

  • Brazoria County Pct. 1 Constable David Thacker

  • Brazoria County Pct. 2 Constable Willie Howell

  • Brazoria County Pct. 3 Constable Buck Stevens

  • Brazoria County Pct. 4 Constable James Brawner

  • Brazoria County Pct. 4 Commissioner David Linder

  • Fort Bend County Pct. 1 Constable Mike Beard

  • Williamson County Pct. 1 Constable Vinnie Cherrone

  • Wharton County Pct. 2 Constable John Szymanski

Educators

  • South Houston High School Counselor Sandra Henry

  • South Houston High School Coach and Teacher Jim Sawyer

  • Ricardo Carlin, Bay City ISD (Retired)

Community Members and Leaders

  • Charlie Martinez, Attorney

  • Lane Lindsey, Attorney

  • Teri Treadway

  • David Krenek

  • Tim Bell

  • Burley Gunter

  • Casey Kile

  • Mike & Jessica Estlinbaum

  • Matt Estlinbaum

  • Drew & Kaleigh Estlinbaum

  • Jerry & Stephanie Garza

  • Gloria Mahavier Crockett

  • Kyle Hudgins

  • Carla Post

  • Danelle Rodriguez

  • Joey & Pam Barton

  • Theresa A. Dean

    • Suzanne Sullivan

    • Eddie Guzman

    • Mark Grisham

    • Jayme Rocha

    • Elizabeth Quillin

    • Scott Cheek

    • Henry & Eva Lopez

    • Danielle Rodriguez

    • Burt & Candace Stavinoha

    • Jimmie Gardner

    • Sue Crow

First Responders

  • Chief Kevin Foster, Sargent Volunteer Fire Department

  • Chief Clay Bishop, Matagorda Volunteer Fire Department

  • Chief Vic Collins, Midfield Volunteer Fire Department

  • Chief Geren Roecker, Markham Volunteer Fire Department

  • Assistant Chief Joey Barton, Markham Volunteer Fire Department

  • Firefighter Robert Henske, Markham Volunteer Fire Department

  • Assistant Fire Chief Wes Concklin, Sargent Volunteer Fire Department

  • Keith Barbier, Lieutenant, Texas Department of Public Safety (Retired)

  • Dan Furstenfeld, Houston Police Department (Retired), Formerly assigned to DEA Task Force

  • Firefighter Jerry Garza, Van Vleck Volunteer Fire Department

  • Paula Mitchell, Sergeant, Houston Police Department (Retired), formerly assigned to FBI Task Force

Veterans

  • David Mitchell

  • Larry Benson

  • David Crockett

  • Justin Hawthorne

  • Barry White

  • Egan O'Brien