As announcements continue to roll out for this coming election cycle, a Parker County activist and former minister is running to represent Texas House District 60.

Brandon Hall will be challenging incumbent State Rep. Glenn Rogers (R–Graford), who joined 61 Democrats to impeach Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Rogers also joined Democrats in amending the state’s budget to prohibit funds from being used for Gov. Greg Abbott’s proposed school choice program.

In Hall’s announcement, he accused Rogers of putting Austin special interests ahead of HD 60 residents.

“He has consistently voted against putting parents in charge of their child’s education, and even voted to impeach the most conservative attorney general in the country. Glenn Rogers doesn’t represent the people of North Texas; he only represents himself.”

In 2021, Rogers earned a score of 46 and an F rating on Texans for Fiscal Responsibility’s Index. According to Transparency USA’s financial summary, the campaign of House Speaker Dade Phelan (R–Beaumont) has been a top contributor to Rogers, donating more than $300,000.

Hall says it’s time for a young and fresh face to represent the district.

“Texas is looking for young, fresh, conservative leadership who will not bow down to the cronies in Austin, but will champion conservative ideals this district holds,” Hall said. “My wife and I have been in the trenches fighting alongside other conservative leaders across the country to save our Christian, conservative values. It is time we bring that same fighting spirit to Austin and take back control of the people’s House.”

Among other contenders, Michael Olcott, who ran against Rogers in 2021, said this week that he might also be making an appearance in the race.

“More and more people are realizing that Glenn Rogers does not represent the conservative values of HD 60,” said Olcott. “Last year, our campaign came within roughly 300 votes of unseating him despite Rogers spending more than $1 million of Austin lobby money against me. Many conservatives are asking me to run again—I will make a decision shortly!”

Rogers’ campaign has not yet responded to a request for comment.

Emily Medeiros

Emily graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism. She is excited to use her research and writing skills to report on important issues around Texas.