Belton mom and pro-family advocate Hillary Hickland has won the Republican Primary Election for House District 55, unseating incumbent State Rep. Hugh Shine of Temple. 

HD 55 encompasses part of Bell County.

School Choice has defined the HD 55 race, as Shine voted against Gov. Greg Abbott’s proposed school choice package. 

Hickland meanwhile accumulated endorsements from Abbott, former President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, Attorney General Ken Paxton, Texas Home School Coalition, and Young Conservatives of Texas.  

Abbott also headlined three campaign events for Hickland.

Hickland will face Democrat Jennifer Alicia Lee in the November General Election. 

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.