With early voting beginning in the Republican primary election on Monday, February 14, Texas Scorecard asked candidates in the race for Texas House District 60 a series of questions to help voters make up their minds before heading to the polls.

Candidates
Kit Marshall (No response received)
Mike Olcott
Glenn Rogers (No response received)
Lucas Turner (No response received)

The following are the full, unedited responses we received.

Why are you running for office?
Olcott: I believe that very few Republicans in Austin are fighting for our conservative values and the
legislative priorities of the Republican Party of Texas. I am tired of being lied to by Republicans who say they are conservative when they run for office, then vote as a liberal
and then come back to the district and tell us how conservative they are.

What are the three main issues facing the district you hope to represent? How will you address them?
Olcott:

1) Skyrocketing property taxes I support major property tax reform

2) Vaccine mandates I intend to introduce legislation that would ban vaccine mandates to
make sure NO Texan is terminated from his or her job because they refuse to take the vaccine

3) Border Security The federal government will never secure our border. We must finish
Trump’s wall and pass legislation that deters illegal immigrants from setting foot on Texas
soil.

Texans all across the state are reporting an ever-increasing property tax burden. Should the property tax system be fixed? If so, how?
Olcott: Yes. Cut spending by up to 5% in non-core areas AND making sure all revenue increases over
2% are applied to public schools until M&O tax is eliminated.

Should Democrats serve as committee chairs in the Texas Legislature?
Olcott: NO

How would you characterize the state’s response to the coronavirus? What would you have done differently?
Olcott: Overreactive and unconstitutional. I would have left it up to individual business owners to decide whether to close or remain open. I would have fought vociferously against the closure of churches!

Texas Scorecard Staff

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