Denton County Republican Party Chairman Brent Hagenbuch has formally announced his candidacy for the open Senate District 30 seat in North Texas. 

State Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster) previously announced that he will not be running for reelection. Although U.S. Rep. Pat Fallon (R-TX) flirted with a return to his old seat, he ultimately decided to continue his tenure in Congress. 

“We have a critical need for a qualified, conservative Republican to step up and represent the citizens of Senate District 30,” Hagenbuch said in his campaign announcement.

However, his local county Republicans censured him in January for donating to a Democrat-endorsed mayoral candidate in Little Elm, and he had already drawn a challenger for the party chair position. 

Hagenbuch said in his announcement that filing to run for the state Senate seat “initiates my resignation as chairman immediately.”

His top priorities are border security, public safety, and education. 

“Texans deserve to live safely in their homes and need to know liberals will not be able to indoctrinate our children with non-Christian values in public schools,” said Hagenbuch. 

Notably, Hagenbuch has also promised to champion conservative priorities, stating, “Our State Republican Party establishes legislative priorities and as a Texas Senator, I will champion those priorities.”

The field of candidates for Senate District 30 is growing, as Carrie de Moor is also running for the open seat, while State Rep. Jared Patterson (R-Frisco) has said he is considering a run for the seat. 

The Primary Election is March 5, 2024. 

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.