Governor Greg Abbott is continuing his streak of endorsing against incumbent Republicans who helped kill school choice, endorsing Mike Olcott for the Texas House.

Olcott, the co-founder of Parker County Conservatives, is challenging State Rep. Glenn Rogers (R–Graford) in the Republican primary. Rogers was one of 21 Republicans who joined Democrats to help kill a school choice proposal in the Texas House earlier this month—a top priority for Abbott. 

The race is a rematch, as Rogers narrowly defeated Olcott in 2022. During that election, Abbott endorsed Rogers.

This time, however, Abbott says he is fully behind Olcott. 

“Mike Olcott is a proven fighter who has spent decades giving his time and talent to advance our shared conservative values,” said Abbott. “Mike is a man of integrity who will help me deliver results in the Texas House. He is committed to securing our border, cutting property taxes, and empowering parents to choose the best education for their children. I am proud to endorse Mike Olcott and I encourage everyone in House District 60 to join me in supporting Mike Olcott for State Representative.”

Olcott said he is honored to have received Abbott’s endorsement, and that he looks forward to “working with him in securing the border as well as providing long-overdue education freedom for the children of Texas.”

As of publishing, Rogers did not comment on Abbott’s endorsement of his opponent.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens