Dear Lubbock County Voter,

I am David Glasheen, and I am running for Texas State Representative District 84, to replace the Honorable John Frullo who is retiring after serving this district since 2010.

I want to share my background, values, and qualifications as I ask you to vote for me in the Republican Primary on March 1st, 2022. Early voting begins February 14.

Growing up in Lubbock has taught me that a personal commitment to faith, to family, and to hard work is essential to maintaining our West Texas values. I learned these values early as I earned the rank of Eagle Scout and as I later continued in service to our country in the United States Marine Corps.

The love of my life, Dr. Mary Glasheen, and I decided to raise our three children here in Lubbock where they can go to school and thrive as resilient, honest, and hard-working Texans; a place where we zealously protect, uphold, and cherish our constitutional rights and community values, and where parents have a right to know what is taught in our public schools.

Mary and I are pro-life and pro-liberty. For us, the sanctity of life is a matter of faith.

I stand with President Trump to secure our Texas border, to provide more law enforcement, and to fight gangs and cartels who are threatening the security of our youth and our neighborhoods.

I support the 2nd Amendment and the right to bear arms.

I support all Texas efforts to stand against the Biden administration’s federal overreach, with their mandates and their anti-business and anti-parent policies.

I need your vote, so I can be your champion in Austin, to fight against the Biden administration and its federal overreach, and fight to preserve and protect our West Texas values and way of life.

Growing up in Lubbock

Not only was I blessed to been born in Lubbock, but my family has deep roots here. In 1924, my granddad Ralph Brock’s second grade class was present at the groundbreaking of the Texas Tech Administration Building. Granddad went on to serve as the Lubbock County Attorney in 1939 and was re-elected while serving in the Pacific during World War II.

My Mom, Elaine Brock, graduated Monterey High School, and later met my dad at Texas Tech Law School. I was the oldest of three. We grew up on a farm in Lubbock County, in a loving home where I learned the values of faith, family, and hard work. I took the Scout Oath to heart and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Later we moved to town, and I graduated Lubbock High. While in high school I earned my black belt in Tae Kwon Do, from Master Kim in Lubbock. My parents always expected me to have a summer job and when I was 16, I worked as a lifeguard at Clapp Park and the following year I worked at Subway. My favorite summer job was the two years I worked at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico as a Conservationist. I lived in a tent in the wilderness while building trails through remote areas of the Sangre de Christo mountains.

I graduated Texas A&M summa cum laude, with degrees in Russian Language and in History. I worked as a Russian tutor and Teaching Assistant to help pay my way. While in college I was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society, and served as Chief Justice of the student government’s Judicial Court. I also enlisted in the United States Army Reserve.

I met by best friend and future wife, Mary Hesse, while we were in college. After graduation Mary went on to Dental School in Houston, and I followed her, attending law school at the University of Houston. While in Law School I volunteered and worked to provide legal aid to low-income veterans, in addition to my commitment to the Army Reserve. Mary accepted my proposal of marriage and we married in 2013.

While still in law school, I transferred to an active-duty contract with the Marine Corps and, after graduating from Officer Candidates School, I commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. After law school, when I was waiting for orders from the Marine Corps, I worked several jobs to support our growing family, such as working as a substitute teacher. I started my own law practice. I did criminal defense work, and I went to gun shows to set up gun trusts so folks could legally possess suppressors and fully automatic weapons.

As your State Representative I will fight for your Second Amendment rights, and for constitutional carry.

Following law school I served four years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps as a Judge Advocate, or “JAG” officer, reaching the rank of Captain. Mary and I were stationed in San Diego, California. I prosecuted felony crimes such as domestic violence and sexual assault and served as a Victims’ Legal Counsel, while Mary practiced dentistry.

I am tough on crime: I support aggressive border security and the prosecution of gang and cartel members who threaten and harm our citizens, and who profit as drug smugglers and human traffickers.

Mary and I are blessed with three wonderful children. Having been stationed in California we have seen how lax policing, government overreach, and deteriorated public education ruins families. We were determined to return to Lubbock to raise our family.

Once home we joined Christ the King Church, where our sons now attend pre-school. Our oldest is in public school at Roscoe Wilson. Mary practices dentistry with Dr. Kurt Loveless and I am now practicing law as a civilian.

Mary and I have walked blocks to help pass Lubbock’s Sanctuary City Ordinance banning abortion. If elected as your State Representative I will defend Lubbock’s ordinance against federal interference and will fight for the rights of the unborn all across Texas.

I believe in the sanctity of life.

I stand with President Trump to secure our Southern Border.

As a former Marine JAG prosecutor, I will be tough on crime.

I will support lower property taxes and I will oppose any new Texas income tax.

I support school choice and the rights of parents to make decisions about their family’s education.

I support freedom and liberty of the individual and families. I will fight against federal mandates and oppose the overreaching Biden Administration.

I support freedom for individuals and families to make their own decisions and live their own lives as they see fit. I will oppose the socialist agenda that infringes on these individual freedoms.

With this brief introduction, I ask you to consider my background, education, experience, and values as you consider who to support for District 84 State Representative in the March 1st Republican Primary. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible during this brief campaign. I will be honored to have your vote.