Over 40 years of service in law enforcement and military
Meet Sheriff Nehls
Sheriff Troy Nehls has dedicated his life to service, something his father, a Korean War veteran and Distinguished Service Cross recipient, taught him from a young age. At 19, Troy enlisted in the U.S. Army reserve where he served the next 21 years. He led troops into combat and managed multi-million projects on deployments in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He retired from the Army with the rank of Major and as the recipient of two Bronze Star medals. Back home, Troy continued his service through law enforcement.
In 1994, Troy began his law enforcement service with Fort Bend ISD. He has spent the two decades since serving Fort Bend County in various law enforcement roles. He served two-terms as a Constable in Ft. Bend County Pct. 4 and, in 2012, was elected Fort Bend County Sheriff. He won re-election as Sheriff in 2016 and will complete his second four-year term in 2020.
In his 8 years as Sheriff, Troy has maintained his fiscal conservative principles while managing the 826 staff and $79 million budget of the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. He's also always cooperated with ICE officials in locking up and deporting criminal illegal immigrants. In fact, he's locked up and placed ICE deportation detainers on over 2,500 criminal illegal immigrants as Sheriff. His commitment to serving our communities goes beyond his official duties. During Hurricane Harvey, Sheriff Nehls didn't hide behind his desk. He was out on air boats rescuing pets still chained up, rescuing residents from homes and high water, and helping deliver feed to farmer's stranded cattle.
Troy comes from a long line of law enforcement family members with his father and two brothers also serving. His twin brother, Trever, holds the same Fort Bend County Constable position Troy once held.
Outside of his role as Sheriff, Troy proudly volunteers for many local groups throughout Fort Bend County. He is the Chairman of the “Fort Bend Salutes America” Memorial Day ceremony, a life member and former Commander of VFW Post 3903 in Rosenberg, and member of the Sugar Land Exchange Club, to name a few.
Troy supports President Trump, term limits, securing the border, cutting our out-of-control $23 trillion debt, and ensuring the free market economy remains strong. He believes we need to get back to business and deliver President Trump’s agenda to grow on his historic accomplishments of record lows in unemployment, record job creation, and a record stock market.
Troy lives in Richmond with his wife, Jill, daughters, Jenna, Cambry, and Tori, and their four dogs, Archer, Lulu, Buddy, and Boo. They worship at Faith United Methodist in Richmond, Texas.
Sheriff Nehls protects and Serves our district
Standing with President Trump
President Trump has delivered on his promises like no president since Reagan. He promised conservative justices and we have Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. He promised to secure the border and he's building thousands of miles of new wall, despite Democrats fighting him every step. He promised a strong economy and he continues to break records weekly. In Congress, I will stand with President Trump to defeat the socialist Democrats, build the wall, drain the swamp, and deliver on his America First agenda.
The federal government has failed its constitutional obligation to secure our borders. As Sheriff of Fort Bend, I've dealt firsthand with the problems caused by our open southern border, locking up over 2,500 criminal aliens and working with ICE to process them for deportation, but criminal aliens who have been deported time and time again keep coming back and committing crime. In Congress, I will fight to put the American people first, build the wall, deport criminal aliens, and end sanctuary cities.
PROTECTing 2ND AMENDMENT
Our constitutional right to keep and bear arms is one of our most foundational freedoms. I'm 100% pro-2A, endorsed by NRA board members, and as Sheriff famously told looters to stay out of Ft. Bend County because we believe in the 2nd Amendment and many of us are well armed, and they may leave in a body bag. In Congress, I will fight the gun grabbing socialists and always defend our constitutional right to defend ourselves and our loved ones.
The federal government continues to kick the can down the road on our national debt. We're now over $23 trillion in debt and growing everyday. Enough with politics as usual. We need to get our fiscal house in order by cutting spending and sticking to a zero based budgeting approach. Our kid's futures depend on it.
Psalm 139 verse 13-14: "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." All life is precious and a gift from our all mighty creator. It must be protected from conception to natural death. It is abhorrent that our country allows the murder of hundreds of thousands of babies each year. A life is a life regardless of its stage. I will fight to protect all life and be a voice for the voiceless.
FIGHTing FOR VETERANS
Our men and women in uniform risk life and limb in service to our country. We owe it to them to ensure they have adequate healthcare services when returning home. Dozens of veterans are committing suicide every day. That is completely unacceptable. We must provide veterans with access to the best mental and physical health services. We must also ensure the VA Healthcare system is running efficiently and serving all veterans who come through the door.
Protecting texas ENERGY & jobs
Hundreds of thousands of Texas jobs rely either directly or indirectly on the energy industry, specifically oil and gas. Democrats are pushing for a complete ban on fossil fuels. Numerous Democrat presidential candidates have sworn to ban fracking through an executive order on Day 1. This would be a travesty not only to Texas' economy but the entire country. In Congress, I will stand strong to protect our Texas energy industry and jobs and fight the socialist Democrats hellbent on destroying our economy.