Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced today his endorsement of Stormy Bradley, who is running for House District 72. 

Stormy Bradley is a dedicated, conservative fighter who is committed to protecting Texas values,” Patrick said on X. “As a mother and a Christian, Stormy is a proud pro-life conservative as well as a staunch defender of the 2nd Amendment. She will fight alongside Republican legislators to secure the border. That’s why I’m endorsing @StormyForTexas for House District 72.”

Bradley was also endorsed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott late last year. 

“Stormy Bradley is the only conservative in the race for House District 72 that will help me bring school choice across the finish line,” said Abbott. “I know she will work tirelessly to empower parents to choose the best education option for their child; ensure Texas has the tools and resources it needs to continue to respond to President Biden’s disastrous open border policies; and put us on a path to eliminate property taxes so homeowners and small businesses can continue to thrive in our booming economy.”

Abbott is also urging  “all Texans across House District 72 to join [him] in supporting Stormy Bradley for State Representative.” 

Bradley is challenging current State Rep. Drew Darby (R—San Angelo) for the seat. Darby voted against the school choice package pushed by Abbott during the fourth special legislative session.  

Patrick has recently joined Abbott in endorsing other House challengers as well. These include Janis Holt, who is challenging State Rep. Ernest Bailes (R-Shephard) for House District 18; Helen Kerwin, who is challenging State Rep. DeWayne Burns (R-Cleburne) for House District 58; and Alan Schoolcraft, who is challenging State Rep. John Kuempel (R-Seguin) for House District 44. 

Early voting for the March primary election ends March 1. Election Day is March 5.

Will Biagini

Will was born in Louisiana and raised in a military family. He currently serves as a journalist with Texas Scorecard. Previously, he was a senior correspondent for Campus Reform.