As the 88th Legislative Session ends, the campaign season begins––with Wise County Conservative co-founder Andy Hopper announcing his campaign against incumbent State Rep. Lynn Stucky of Sanger on Monday.

Hopper ran against Stucky in 2022 for House District 64, which includes Wise County and a portion of Denton County, and lost the Republican primary election by a mere 88 votes.

Now, Stucky––who holds a rating of 51 out of 100 on the Texans for Fiscal Responsibility Index and received more than $100,000 in campaign donations from House Speaker Dade Phelan (R–Beaumont) during the last election cycle––spent the 88th Legislative Session supporting Democrats chairing powerful committees in the Texas House, approving resolutions to honor LGBT activists, and impeaching Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

“Not only has our current representative failed to protect Texas from Biden’s administration, but on his first day in office for the 88th legislative session, he actively worked against 85% of Wise County voters and 79% of Denton County voters when he locked arms with a liberal House Speaker to put radical Democrats into leadership positions in the Texas House,” said Hopper in his campaign announcement. “In Texas, we do not elect leaders; we elect representatives who answer to each of us.”

Hopper highlighted banning Democrat committee chairmanships, returning surplus taxpayer money to Texans, stopping the border invasion, abolishing property taxes, protecting Texas land from the Chinese Communist Party, and defending Texas from federal overreach as important priorities for Texans.

As a member of the Texas State Guard, Hopper has made state security and sovereignty a focal point of his campaign.

Gun rights advocate Kyle Rittenhouse quickly threw his support behind Hopper for the upcoming election.

The Texas Republican primary will be held 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.