The co-founder of Parker County Conservatives, Mike Olcott, announced he is challenging State Rep. Glenn Rogers of Graford for House District 60 in the Republican primary.

The will be a rematch from 2022 when Olcott narrowly lost to Rogers by 300 votes.

“I’m running because residents of House District 60 deserve a Representative who will truly represent them rather than the uniparty in Austin,” said Olcott in his announcement. “Voters are fed up with an open border and skyrocketing property taxes. I will work to deliver real results, not campaign rhetoric.”

During the previous legislative session, Rogers joined 61 Democrats in voting to impeach Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. He also joined with them in amending the state’s budget to prohibit funds from being used for Gov. Greg Abbott’s proposed school choice program.

According to Transparency USA’s financial summary, House Speaker Dade Phelan (R–Beaumont) has been a top contributor to Rogers, donating more than $300,000.

Notably, a new PAC funded by the pro-casino lobby has been supporting Rogers’ bid for re-election. This is after the casino lobby failed to expand gambling in Texas during the 88th Legislative Session but had gotten further than previous sessions.

Additionally, Rogers earned a failing rating of 46 from the Texans for Fiscal Responsibility Index, having voted against transparency measures, to expand corporate welfare, and against an amendment to increase property tax relief.

Also in the race is Brandon Hall, who announced his GOP primary campaign against Rogers last month.

The 2024 Republican primary will be held on 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.