On Thursday afternoon, State Rep. John Frullo (R–Lubbock) joined a growing list of Texas lawmakers in announcing he will be leaving the Legislature after the duration of his term and not seeking re-election.
First elected in 2010 to Lubbock’s House District 84, Frullo quickly cemented himself on the liberal wing of the Republican Party, repeatedly earning failing grades on the Fiscal Responsibility Index. During the most recent legislative session, Frullo earned a 43 on the Index for voting to grow government spending and corporate welfare, and working against efforts to increase transparency in the Legislature.
He also has earned a rating of 60 by Texas Right to Life.
Frullo said it was “a great honor” to represent the district for the past 10 years.
His retirement was quickly commented on by House Speaker Dade Phelan, who called him “a fighter for his district and a driving force behind the success of Texas Tech.”
No candidates have announced yet for the seat, which will now be open.
Frullo’s retirement is the 16th so far from the Texas House. Four Senate members have also announced their intention to leave.