Wise County Republican Party censured Republican State Rep. Lynn Stucky of Sanger for “a pattern of action demonstrably opposed to the U.S. Constitution, the Core Principles of the Republican Party of Texas’s Platform and the Legislative Priorities.” 

The county GOP highlighted several of Stucky’s votes as contradictory to RPT principles, including:

  • Voting for House Speaker Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) “knowing Speaker Phelan would appoint Democrats as Committee Chairmen in a Texas House which had a Republican majority.”
  • Voting in favor of House Rule #4, which allowed committees to be chaired by Democrats in a House with a Republican majority.
  • Voting for House Bill 4639, a gun control measure regarding carrying a handgun in a motor vehicle or watercraft. 
  • Voting in favor of House Bill 1635, which would have allowed for state interference with private political party processes, ultimately preventing a political party from controlling who affiliates with them.
  • Co-authoring House Bill 5, which revives corporate welfare.
  • Voting to “waste taxpayer money” on the impeachment of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Rule 44 of the Republican Party of Texas allows the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) to uphold the Wise County GOP censure and penalize Stucky by spending money against him in the Republican Primary.

Stucky is now one of three House Republicans who have faced censure from their home districts. The other two are State Rep. Andrew Murr (R-Junction), who was censured in his district multiple times, and Speaker Phelan.

Andy Hopper, who is challenging Stucky in the 2024 Republican Primary Election, said, “Wise County made it clear that its honeymoon with Representative Lynn Stucky is over. On March 5, you will have the opportunity to make the divorce official.” Hopper is also a co-founder of grassroots organization Wise County Conservatives. 

Texas Scorecard reached out to Rep. Stucky for comment, but he did not respond before publication.   

The Republican 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.