Texas –-(Ammoland.com)- C.J. Grisham, a decorated combat veteran and statewide leader for Second Amendment rights, announced his candidacy for the Texas State Senate today.
A Temple resident, Grisham will seek the District 24 seat being vacated by Senator Troy Fraser.
“I am a soldier, a rancher, a husband and father. I am not a professional politician,” Grisham said. “I will be a true citizen legislator. My goal will be to stand up to the status quo and fight to make the tough decisions that career politicians won’t make.”
Grisham said that in the Senate, he will support conservative Texas principles.
“I will bring a lifetime of experience to the job, employing the same hard work and values I learned working on my granddad’s Bell County farm and serving my country in Iraq and Afghanistan. I know these values will help me be an effective Senator for the people of my district,” Grisham said.
Texas Farm Roots
Grisham and his wife, Emily, have three children, and still live on the family farm originally owned by Grisham’s grandfather.
Decorated Combat Veteran
A retired U.S. Army First Sergeant, Grisham served multiple tours of duty in the Middle East. C.J.’s bravery while leading a frontline military intelligence unit in Iraq was recognized with his award of the Bronze Star with Valor.
A Man of Faith and Scout Volunteer
Grisham is a committed Christian. His faith is his inspiration and the guiding light on which his principles are based. C.J. teaches Sunday School and works closely with Scouts.
Leader for Liberty
Grisham has been a strong advocate for limited government and conservative values. His efforts to protect Second Amendment freedoms as President of Open Carry Texas have received national acclaim, including being named one of the five finalists for 2014 Texan of the Year by the Dallas Morning News. C.J. also received the NRA's 2013 Defender of Freedom Award and the NRA's 2014 Outstanding Leadership Award.
Grisham said he is now “ready to answer a new call of duty – standing up for our conservative values in the State Senate.”
“I will work to promote jobs and a pro-business environment, protect the right to life, defend the 2nd Amendment, lower taxes, limit welfare and the size of government, support our schools, ensure water quality and supply, protect senior citizens, and support road and infrastructure investment,” Grisham said.
“I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution as a combat soldier, and I will proudly make that commitment again to my constituents, working to ensure that our children and grandchildren can live in a free and strong Texas for generations to come.”
For more information, visit www.CJGrisham.com