FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — Following a wave of encouragement after announcing his candidacy, 6th generation Texan, conservative podcast host, former lobbyist and ethics attorney Trey Blocker filed for Texas Agriculture Commissioner today at the Republican Party of Texas headquarters.
“I’m running because we need to bring honesty, integrity, and fiscal responsibility back to the Texas Department of Agriculture,” said Blocker. “We need to restore the department to its core mission of promoting, protecting and preserving agriculture and rural Texas. The simple fact is that Sid Miller has been a complete failure in his first term. Over the past four years, we have seen a career politician embroiled in ethical controversies, grow government and raise taxes. Since Sid Miller has been in office, he has been investigated by the Texas Rangers, the Travis County District Attorney’s office, and found guilty of numerous ethical transgressions by the Texas Ethics Commission. Instead of growing government, I want to make government smaller. Instead of raising taxes, I want to lower them. It is time to make the Department of Agriculture about agriculture again. We can do better.”
Trey Blocker is a 6th generation Texan, conservative podcast host, former lobbyist, and one of the state’s leading ethics attorneys.
Blocker’s forefathers were among the most respected cattlemen of their time. His great, great uncle drove the first cattle onto the XIT Ranch, and gave the ranch its name. The son of a sheet-metal worker father and a horse-trainer mother, Trey Blocker was raised with Christian values and a strong work ethic; learning at an early age the importance and true meaning of honesty, personal integrity, and the value of hard day’s work.
Blocker is the conservative podcast host of The Trey Blocker Show. He founded the podcast to educate, motivate, and entertain in a way that improves the political and social discourse, featuring in-depth interviews of leading conservative leaders, elected officials, and activists in Texas.
A former lobbyist, he left his practice after witnessing firsthand the corruptive nature of politics in Austin and deciding that public service through elected office was the best way to affect positive change for his beloved state.
While still in law school at the University of Texas, Trey established the Civil Liberties Defense Foundation (CLDF) to protect and defend the Second Amendment rights of Texas gun owners under threat by liberal big cities and their elected officials. Today, CLDF is continuing its work to defend conservative values and protect Texas citizens by suing Sanctuary Cities who continue to harbor criminal aliens and defy the ban on Sanctuary Cities passed by the Texas Legislature and signed into law by Governor Abbott earlier this year.
Trey is a longtime outdoors and hunting enthusiast, attended the Dallas Theological Seminary and officiates at weddings on occasion, and resides in Fredericksburg, Texas. He earned a bachelor of arts degree with honors from Hampden Sydney College – where he served as student body president – and a law degree from the University of Texas – Austin.
–The Office of Trey Blocker
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