John Keating Announces Endorsement from Sen. Van Taylor

Fellow Veteran Represents Frisco in Texas State Senate

(COLLIN/ROCKWALL COUNTIES) - Conservative Republican John Keating is proud to announce the endorsement of fellow veteran and SD 8 State Senator Van Taylor.  Keating placed first in the March 1 Republican primary and continues to build on his strong showing with new endorsements from across Collin and Rockwall counties.   

Current HD 33 State Rep. Scott Turner (who is not seeking re-election) and Sen. Bob Hall, both of whom represent Rockwall County in the Texas Legislature, have also endorsed Keating.   Keating has previously earned the backing of Collin County State Representatives Jeff Leach, Scott Sanford, and Matt Shaheen.

Senator Taylor stated, "As a decorated Senior Counterintelligence Agent in the United States Army, John Keating honorably served our state and nation.  John knows firsthand what it takes to keep our families safe and he has the conservative values to effectively represent our district. I can count on John to work with me to pass meaningful border security measures including a comprehensive and absolute ban of sanctuary cities in Texas so we can ensure criminal illegal aliens are not released back into our communities."


A veteran of the Iraq War, Senator Taylor previously served in the Texas House of Representatives from District 66 in western Collin County.  In Iraq, Taylor was assigned to the Marine Corps Company C, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion and fought with 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company. As a Captain, Taylor led missions in advance of Task Force Tarawa during Operation Iraqi Freedom, which detected and defeated several Fedayeen ambushes. He also participated in a casualty evacuation of thirty-one wounded Marines, transporting them safely to medical treatment.

In response to the endorsement, Keating replied, "I am honored to have the endorsement of fellow veteran Senator Van Taylor. He served his country faithfully and has worked tirelessly for the conservative agenda, first in the State House, and now in the State Senate. I'm not only proud to have earned his support, but I'm proud to call him my senator.”

John Keating is a 13-year veteran of the US Army who served as a Senior Counterintelligence Agent during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  John led deployments of counterintelligence personnel throughout three continents.  A proud veteran, he is a member of VFW Post 8273, American Legion Post 178, Association of the US Army (AUSA), and the National Counterintelligence Corp Association. 

Keating has won the overwhelming majority of Conservative endorsements, including those from Texas Right to Life, Texas Home School Coalition, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, Texas Values Action, Conservative Republicans of Texas, Young Conservatives of Texas, Collin County Conservative Republicans, and Texas Conservative Digest.