Freshman State Rep. Frederick Frazier, a McKinney Republican, has lost another local endorsement after leaving his police job in disgrace and admitting to multiple misdemeanors committed during his 2022 primary campaign.
Members of the McKinney Police Association declined to endorse Frazier for re-election to House District 61 after backing him in 2022, according to officers familiar with the vote.
In December, Frazier retired from the Dallas Police Department with a dishonorable discharge rather than face possible termination. He was the subject of an ongoing internal investigation and had been placed on the Brady List of officers considered not credible when testifying at a trial.
Also in December, Frazier admitted in court to multiple crimes involving campaign signs of his 2022 Republican primary opponent Paul Chabot. Throughout the 2022 campaign, Frazier publicly denied the charges, but McKinney police investigators had obtained evidence tying Frazier to the crimes weeks before the primary election.
On December 5, Frazier pleaded guilty to criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, for vandalizing Chabot’s signs.
Frazier also pleaded no contest to two charges of attempting to impersonate a code compliance officer in order to get Chabot’s signs removed. He was originally indicted on felony impersonation charges but had them reduced to Class A misdemeanors.
A felony conviction would have been grounds for expulsion from the Texas House.
Just after his court appearance, Frazier pulled down the endorsements page on his campaign website.
Dozens of elected officials and law enforcement groups endorsed Frazier’s campaign in 2022, including Gov. Greg Abbott.
Abbott endorsed Frazier for re-election in 2024 due to Frazier’s support for Abbott’s school choice plan.
Chabot has called on Abbott and others to rescind their endorsements.
Abbott hasn’t responded, but other officials have declined to back Frazier for re-election after endorsing him in 2022, including Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.
Willis told Texas Scorecard he has not endorsed in the race.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who lives in McKinney, has endorsed both of Frazier’s primary opponents—Chuck Branch and Keresa Richardson—because Frazier was among the 60 Republican House members who voted to impeach Paxton.
Other officials and law enforcement groups are continuing to back Frazier.
In January, the Dallas Police Association renewed its endorsement of Frazier.
According to Frazier’s official Facebook page, he is also endorsed for re-election by the Celina Police Association, Frisco Police Officers Association, Frisco Firefighters Association, Professional Fire Fighters of McKinney, CLEAT PAC, Texas Municipal Police Association, Texas State Association of Fire Fighters, Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association PAC, and Texas Land Commissioner Dawn Buckingham.
Chabot is attempting to inform district voters about Frazier’s record by posting reports and videos documenting his misdeeds to a website called FireFrazier.com.
“We can’t have a lawbreaker as a lawmaker,” said Chabot.
“I cannot imagine having a member who was dishonorably discharged as a police officer making decisions on behalf of up to 205,000 constituents and 30 million Texans and having the ability to serve on the Public Safety Committee which oversees law enforcement and TCOLE licensing across the state,” said Tinderholt.
Early voting in the March 5 primary election starts February 20.