Representative Diane Black’s gubernatorial campaign earned another big endorsement Monday as former U. S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales gave Black the nod in her bid to be the Volunteer State’s next Governor. Gonzales will also Chair her Law & Order Coalition.
“I’m proud to support Diane’s campaign for Governor,” Alberto Gonzales said in a statement. “As the nation’s former chief law enforcement official, I know that she’s the right leader to address the serious challenges our state faces. She has a strong record of conservative achievements and bold ideas on how to build a stronger and safer Tennessee and I look forward to helping her put those ideas into practice as Tennessee’s 50th Governor.”
Alberto Gonzales served as the 80th Attorney General of the United States under President George W. Bush. Prior to that, he served as White House Counsel and as an Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court. He currently lives in Nashville, TN and serves as Dean and Doyle Rogers Distinguished Professor of Law at Belmont University College of Law.
Diane Black said, “I’m honored to have Alberto Gonzales on my team and look forward to his insight and advice throughout this campaign. He’s a strong leader in our Party and a reform-minded voice for change in the state of Tennessee. I appreciate his willingness to chair my Law & Order Coalition and look forward to promoting bold ideas for the future of our state.”
Diane Black’s Law & Order Coalition now includes 25 current or former sheriffs, 14 current or former district attorneys, and a former U.S. Attorney General.