In the GOP primary for the open Senate District 30 seat, a rumored candidate is addressing questions about articles he penned for his former law firm offering advice on LGBTQ issues.
“I have never taken a same-sex adoption or divorce case,” said Britton Brooks, an attorney from Sherman and member of the State Republican Executive Committee, in explaining the articles.
He is reportedly seeking to replace outgoing State Sen. Drew Springer (R–Muenster), who announced he would be retiring from the legislature at the end of his term. Currently, Brooks is listed on the Texas Ethics Commission website as having named a campaign treasurer.
While practicing family law with the firm Brooks and Radchenko, which he started last year after leaving the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office in 2020, he advertised his firm’s assistance in a variety of LGBT services. Brooks left the firm shortly after.
On the firm’s website, Brooks is still listed as an author of articles promising to help clients with same-sex adoption.
“An experienced and understanding LGBT family law attorney in Texas can advocate for you and protect your rights should you face a myriad of issues,” wrote Brooks. “In the last several decades, support and acceptance for gay couple adoption, same-sex adoption, and LGBT adoption rights have increased significantly.”
Brooks told Texas Scorecard that he left the partnership after just a few months and has never worked a same-sex adoption or divorce case.
“I have spent 16 years as a conservative Texas prosecutor and family law attorney. For about 6 months, I merged a portion of my law firm with some other attorneys in an attempt to grow our practices,” said Brooks. “Some of these attorneys are Democrats and some are Republicans. After a few months we decided the partnership would not work and I went back into my solo practice, Britton Brooks Law. I have never taken a same-sex adoption or divorce case, and I will continue to serve Texas as a conservative member of our State Republican Executive Committee for Senate District 30. As always, I commend the Texas Scorecard for its continuing due diligence and service to our State.”
If he officially enters the race, he will be the third candidate to do so. Already in the race are emergency room physician Carrie de Moor and former Denton County Republican Party Chairman Brent Hagenbuch.