Non-profit organization Texans for Fiscal Responsibility has released their list of candidate endorsements for the primary election, focusing on the most “fiscally responsible candidates.”

“TFR has endorsed candidates that we believe will be taxpayer champions, and we believe will fight for pro-taxpayer reforms in Austin, including issues like eliminating property taxes, cutting wasteful government spending, and reducing the size and scope of government at all levels,” TFR President Andrew McVeigh told Texas Scorecard.

TFR’s endorsements are decided based on candidates’ answers to a questionnaire. This election’s endorsements included several candidates running for the Texas House:

  • Dale Huls is challenging State Rep. Gary VanDeaver (R-New Boston) for House District 1 in Northeast Texas.
  • Brent Money is running for House District 2, east of Dallas.
  • Brian Harrison (R-Midlothian) is running for re-election unopposed in House District 10 south of Dallas-Fort Worth.
  • Steve Toth (R-Conroe) is running for re-election against Skeeter Hubert for House District 15, north of Houston.
  • Kyle Biedermann is challenging State Rep. Ellen Troxclair (R-Lakeway) for House District 19, west of Austin.
  • Katrina Pierson is challenging State Rep. Justin Holland (R-Heath) for House District 33, east of Dallas.
  • Devvie Duke is running for State Rep. Charles Anderson’s (R-Lorena) soon-vacated House District 56 seat in the Waco area.
  • Helen Kerwin is challenging incumbent State Rep. DeWayne Burns (R-Cleburne) for House District 58, southwest of Fort Worth.
  • Mike Olcott is challenging State Rep. Glenn Rogers (R-Graford) for House District 60, west of Fort Worth.
  • Keresa Richardson is challenging incumbent State Rep. Frederick Frazier (R-McKinney) for House District 61, north of Dallas.
  • Shelley Luther is challenging incumbent State Rep. Reggie Smith (R-Van Alstyne) for House District 62, northeast of Fort Worth.
  • Andy Hopper is challenging State Rep. Lynn Stucky (R-Sanger) for House District 64, northwest of Fort Worth.
  • Mitch Little is challenging State Rep. Kronda Thimesch (R-Lewisville) for House District 65 in North DFW.
  • Daren Meis is challenging incumbent State Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Allen) for House District 67, northeast of Dallas.
  • David Lowe is challenging State Rep. Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth) for House District 91, north of Fort Worth.
  • Tony Tinderholt (R-Arlington) is running for re-election unopposed for House District 94, east of Fort Worth.

The primary election is March 5, with early voting beginning February 20.

Amelia McKenzie

Amelia is a senior at Liberty University in Virginia. She is studying Digital Journalism and is currently a fellow with Texas Scorecard.