“Moving forward today, protecting tomorrow”
J.L. “Bubba” Campbell, the former Chief of The Fort Bend ISD Police Department and two time Galveston County Republican Party nominee for Sheriff, announced his candidacy for the 2012 Republican Party’ nomination for Sheriff.
With over thirty-two years of law enforcement experience, Campbell said he is uniquely qualified to lead the sheriff’s office in the twenty-first century.
“The people of Galveston County deserve a fiscally-responsible but proactive sheriff’s office that can provide quality public safety services," said Campbell. “Throughout my career, I have worked with people at all levels of government," Campbell said. “I have successfully partnered with local, county and state law enforcement agencies, court personnel and members of the bar. I have the experience, insight, drive, and ability to lead the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.”
Campbell went on to say, “and unlike some of my opponents in the Republican primary, my involvement in the political process and my commitment to the Republican Party is not a recent occurence. I’m a proven conservative Republican of conviction, not convenience. I was honored to have been your Republican Nominee for Sheriff in 2004 and in 2008 and I’m ready to go again in March of 2012. I'm proud to be part of a strong, electable, Republican team.”
Campbell’s campaign will focus on three principal themes: (1) extensive experience in professional law enforcement management; (2) a commitment to transparency and community interaction to ensure public confidence in the integrity of all department members; and (3) independence of judgment and action, free of any obligations to special interests.
In his thirty-two year law enforcement career, Campbell has served 12 years with the Galveston County Sheriff’s Department. Campbell also created the first police department for the La Marque ISD and served as its first Police Chief. In addition, he recently retired after serving almost 15 years as Chief of the Fort Bend ISD Police Department providing law enforcement services for the 6th largest school district in Texas including 70,000 students, 9,000 district employees on 74 campuses and leading 50 officers and 120 civilian personnel.
Campbell, a life-long resident of Galveston County, is a member of True Cross Catholic Church in Dickinson; he is a certified Master Police Officer who is part of a family that has served law enforcement in Galveston County for three generations with almost 90 years of service. Campbell has been married for 21 years and has 5 children and 4 grandchildren.