Governor Abbott Appoints McCracken To Texas Violent Gang Task Force

~ In a recent announcement, Governor Greg Abbott has appointed David McCracken to the Texas Violent Gang Task Force. McCracken, who hails from Bastrop, will serve on the task force for a term set to expire at the pleasure of the Governor.

The Texas Violent Gang Task Force is responsible for forming strategic partnerships among local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies. This collaboration aims to proactively track gang activity and address the growth and spread of gangs across the state.

McCracken brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He currently serves as the chief felony assistant district attorney for the Bastrop County Criminal District Attorney's Office. Prior to this, he worked as an assistant district attorney in Lubbock and El Paso counties. In these roles, he was responsible for prosecuting cases originating from the El Paso and Lubbock Anti-Gang Centers.

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McCracken also has a strong background in military law, having served as a prosecutor in The United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. He is a member of both the State Bar of Texas and the State Bar of Kentucky.

McCracken's impressive education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Grove City College, a Master of Science in Intelligence and National Security from The University of Texas at El Paso, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

With his extensive experience and qualifications, McCracken is well-equipped to contribute to the efforts of the Texas Violent Gang Task Force in combatting gang activity statewide.

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