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Greg Abbott To Visit Frisco For Rep. Matt Shaheen's Campaign

Rep. Shaheen is running again to represent West Plano and far North Dallas
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Representative Matt Shaheen recently announced that Texas Governor Greg Abbott will visit Frisco, Texas on Feb. 2, 2024, to endorse Shaheen’s re-election campaign as the state representative for Texas’ 66th district. 

A free public rally will be held at 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 2 at Verona Villa (6591 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco), where the governor will publically endorse Rep. Shaheen.

“Greg Abbott is incredibly popular in Collin County,” Rep. Shaheen said in a statement. “Having the governor visit Frisco is a huge help to our campaign.” 

According to the statement, Rep. Shaheen assisted Gov. Abbott with his fight for a secure border, economic issues, school choice and other conservative policies

Last year, Rep. Shaheen filed a bill that will fight human trafficking in Texas by increasing criminal penalties for individuals caught engaging a prostitute who is a victim of sex trafficking.

“I have always made the fight against human trafficking a top priority,” Shaheen said. “I will continue to do everything possible to rid our great state of this horrific practice Texans can no longer tolerate.”

The state representative for District 66 in the Texas House of Representatives advocates for West Plano and far North Dallas residents. He plays an active role in both the human services and state affairs house committees. 

Prior to his current position, Shaheen served as a dedicated member of the Collin County Commissioners Court for five years, representing Precinct 1 constituents. During his tenure, he represented Collin County on various influential committees, including the Conference of Urban Counties Policy Committee, the Texas Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee and the North Texas Criminal Justice Committee.

Before his political career, Rep. Shaheen was appointed by then-Governor Rick Perry to the State Board of Social Workers. During his time, he assumed the role of chair for the board's professional development committee and also contributed to the ethics committee.