Texas House District 91 is currently represented by incumbent State Rep. Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth), who is running for re-election for a seventh term. 

Klick will face challenger David Lowe in the May 28 primary runoff election.

Stephanie Klick

Klick was first elected to the Texas Legislature in 2012. She is a nurse and former chair of the Tarrant County Republican Party.  

According to Transparency USA, Klick’s campaign has just over $200,000 in available cash. Her campaign had received $922,113 in contributions at the time of publishing. Klick’s top contributors are Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC, Gov. Greg Abbott, and House Speaker Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont), who gave $268,424, $144,482 and $86,700 respectively.

Klick has received endorsements from Gov. Abbott, the NRA, and Texas Right to Life. 

David Lowe 

Lowe is an Army veteran, retired law enforcement officer, and conservative activist. 

His campaign has around $30,000 cash on hand, according to Transparency USA. Contributions to Lowe’s campaign come from a mix of both entities and individuals. Texans United for a Conservative Majority PAC is the single biggest contributor, which provided $125,000 in funding.

Lowe is endorsed by Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton and Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Sid Miller. He has also received endorsements from organizations, such as Texas Gun Rights, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, True Texas Project, and Grassroots America: We the People. 

The Issues

Texas Scorecard asked all Republican primary runoff candidates a series of questions over the past several weeks about issues important to voters as they head to the polls.

On whether or not the practice of Democrats holding positions of leadership in a Republican-led House should be banned, Lowe said, “Unlike my opponent, I absolutely oppose allowing Democrats to chair committees with a Republican majority. So do the vast majority of Republican Primary voters.” Klick did not respond to the inquiry. 

Regarding the proposed “Contract With Texas” to “improve the integrity, transparency, and efficiency of the House,” Lowe said, “I will only support a speaker that appoints Republican committee chairs and supports the Republican Party of Texas legislative priorities.” Klick did not respond to the inquiry.

Texas Scorecard also asked runoff candidates what they believe the state should do to protect its citizens’ Second Amendment rights. Lowe said, “After I am elected, I want to help push the legislature to pass a Constitutional amendment to protect Texans from Red Flag laws.” Klick did not respond.

Klick also did not respond to Texas Scorecard’s question of what candidates believe should be done to ensure that elections in Texas are secure. Lowe said, “Election security remains a top issue for voters in District 91. My first two priorities when it comes to reforming Texas elections [are] closed Primaries and cleaning up our voter rolls.”

Regarding the candidates’ support for a school choice program as proposed by Gov. Abbott during the last legislative session, neither candidate responded. However, Klick did vote for the governor’s school choice proposal last year, and Lowe recently told Chris Salcedo, “I absolutely support school choice. I support the governor. It is time that we open up some competition, and we start putting children first, instead of the needs of administrators and these ISDs. States around the country have had major success from school choice, and Texas should be the next state to do so.”  

The expansion of gambling and sports betting in the state was another topic presented to runoff candidates by Texas Scorecard. Lowe said, “No, gambling is a vice and does not align with conservative or Texas values. I do not support gambling expansion.” Klick said, “Unlike my opponent, I have always been on record as being opposed to expansion of gambling of any kind, and my voting record proves that.”

Regarding whether or not Texas should ban ownership of agricultural land and natural resources by foreign governments deemed national security threats by the federal government, Lowe said, “100% yes, we should immediately ban the sale of land to hostile foreign nations. The fact that the Texas legislature has refused to even bring up this issue is troubling. I am the only Texans First, Americans First candidate running for Texas House District 91.” Klick did not respond to the inquiry. 

Texas Scorecard also asked candidates to present solutions to the ongoing border crisis. While Klick did not respond, Lowe stated, “The border crisis is an invasion that, if not stopped immediately, will destroy the United States. The first steps to ending the invasion include: 1. Creating a Texas border protection force 2. Use of force policy to repel the invasion 3. Seize all Mexico-owned assets in Texas 4. Halt all inbound commercial traffic on Texas highways from Mexico.”

Election Day

Klick and Lowe will face off in the Tuesday, May 28 primary runoff election. Early voting begins Monday, May 20, and ends Friday, May 24.

The winner of the primary runoff will also win the November general election, as there is no Democrat challenger for House District 91.

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.