Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey has endorsed Constable Troy E. Nehls in the upcoming Fort Bend County sheriff’s election.
Nehls is facing current Chief Deputy Craig Brady, retired DPS Trooper and Richmond Police commander Billy Frank Teague, and former railroad police chief John Minchew in a four-way race to replace veteran sheriff Milton Wright.
Wright is not seeking another term in office.
In endorsing Nehls, Healey said the constable “will be a great sheriff for Fort Bend County.”
“His leadership and management skills were forged on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan while serving as a captain in the United States Army. These skills were refined while serving as the Constable of Precinct Four,” Healy said. “He has my support in the sheriff’s race.”
In receiving the endorsement, Nehls stated he “was humbled to have been endorsed by the county’s chief law enforcement official.”
“Mr. Healey recognizes the importance of the position of sheriff and I am proud to have his support,” Nehls said.
Healy has served as Fort Bend County DA since 1992.
Nehls has 19 years law enforcement experience in addition to 21 years in the U. S. Army Reserve. Nehls retired from the military after deployments to Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
He is the recipient of a number of military awards, most notably, two Bronze Stars.
Nehls has served as Fort Bend County Precinct Four Constable since 2005.