After State Rep. Frederick Frazier was convicted of one count of criminal mischief and two counts of attempted impersonation of a public servant, and he retired with a dishonorable discharge from the Dallas Police Department, the Dallas Police Association is endorsing him for re-election.
In a flyer for a fundraiser for Frazier held on Tuesday, the DPA was also listed as a host for the event, alongside other unions like the Dallas Fire Fighters Association, the Houston Police Retired Officers Association, the Professional Firefighters Association FIREPAC, and the Austin Police Association.
After the announcement that DPA would support Frazier, some citizens commented their disapproval.
“Wow, even though he was dishonorably discharged from the force. That’s kind of an embarrassment for DPD,” wrote one citizen.
Another wrote, “NO moral compasses. SAD!”
In December, Frazier appeared in a Collin County courtroom and pleaded guilty to one count of criminal mischief, a Class C misdemeanor, for vandalizing campaign signs of his 2022 Republican primary opponent Paul Chabot. He was fined a maximum of $500.
Frazier also pleaded no contest to two counts of attempted impersonation of a public servant, a Class A misdemeanor, for claiming to be a code compliance officer during incidents involving Chabot’s signs. He received one year of deferred adjudication probation and was fined a maximum of $4,000 for each charge.
Multiple citizens outside the courtroom told Texas Scorecard that Frazier should resign from his House seat.
“Our main focus is to get rid of corruption in local government,” said Cathy Gruen, who volunteers with the advocacy group North Texas Conservatives. “Frederick Frazier is a corrupt official. Impersonating an official to hurt your opponent is a lack of integrity and will not be tolerated.”
According to Transparency USA’s campaign finance reports from the 2024 election cycle, Frazier has received $17,553 from Texans for Lawsuit Reform, $10,000 from the Austin Police Association PAC, $10,000 from the Dallas Fire Fighters Public Safety Committee, $3,000 from the Dallas Police Officers PAC, and $2,500 from the Austin Fire Fighters PAC.
Attorney General Ken Paxton has endorsed both of Frazier’s two primary challengers, Keresa Richardson and Chuck Branch.
Gov. Greg Abbott, however, has endorsed Frazier based on his support for school choice.
Texas Scorecard reached out to the Dallas Police Association for comment on their endorsement of Frazier but did not receive a response by publication.