Sheriff Troy Nehls has dedicated his life to service, something his father, a Korean War veteran and Distinguished Service Cross recipient, taught him from a young age. At 19, Troy enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve where he served the next 21 years. He led troops into combat and managed multi-million projects on deployments in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In 2009, he retired from the Army with the rank of Major and as the recipient of two Bronze Star medals. Back home, Troy has served his communities through law enforcement. In 1994, Troy began his law enforcement service in Ft. Bend County and has spent the last two decades serving Fort Bend County in various law enforcement roles. From 2004-2012, Troy served as Constable for Ft. Bend County Pct, and in 2012, he was elected Fort Bend County Sheriff. He won re-election as Sheriff in 2016 by over 10,000 votes and will complete his second four-year term in 2020. He won his primary election against 15 opponents with over 40% of the vote.
Troy supports President Trump, securing the border, and protecting the free market economy. He believes we need to come together to defeat socialism and deliver on President Trump’s agenda of growing on his record lows in unemployment, record job creation, and record stock market. Troy lives in Richmond, Texas with his wife, Jill, daughters, Jenna, Cambry, and Tori, and their four dogs, Archer, Lulu, Buddy, and Boo. They worship at Faith United Methodist in Richmond.