Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has announced his endorsement of four candidates for seats in the Texas House. 

These four candidates have also been endorsed by Gov. Greg Abbott. 

“I’m proud to join Governor Abbott in endorsing these fine candidates for Texas House,” said Patrick on Thursday. “I believe the Texas House needs new leadership and a fresh crop of new members. These four candidates all bring their unique talents and skills to help repair the Texas House.”

The candidates are:

  • 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. 
  • Alan Schoolcraft, who is challenging State Rep. John Kuempel (R-Seguin) for House District 44. 
  • Caroline Fairly, who is running for the open House District 87 seat left by State Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo).

All of the incumbents in the list above voted against Abbott’s school choice package. 

Patrick first announced his endorsement of Kerwin in January. Notably, it was the first endorsement by Patrick this year against a sitting member of the Texas House. Patrick had previously said he generally does not get involved in House races.  

“As Chair of the Trump Texas campaign, I know that Texas conservatives are ready to go to the polls starting next week and I trust that these endorsements from Governor Abbott and me will help them choose solid conservatives for the Texas House,” said Patrick.

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.