Even before the legislative session ends, more than 80 percent of the Republican Party precinct chairs in his district’s biggest county have endorsed the opponent of liberal State Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland). It was announced Tuesday that 11 of 13 GOP precinct chairs in Hood County have endorsed Keffer’s challenger, Mike Lang.
Lang, who recently resigned as Hood County Constable, recently announced that he would challenge Keffer in 2016 for the House District 60 seat. Prior to serving as a constable, Lang served for more than 20 years as a decorated officer in the Fort Worth Police Department.
Coupled with his early start, the scope of these endorsements bodes well for Lang, considering that Hood County is the densest voting bloc in the entire district.
“I’ve been incredibly humbled by the outpouring of support that has come from my leaders in our community and the Republican Party. I’ve been traveling throughout District 60 and continue to meet many conservatives who are ready to restore conservative representation to our community,” said Lang through a campaign press release.
The precinct chairs endorsing Lang’s candidacy include:
- Bradley Burnfield, Precinct #1
- Corky Matthews, Precinct #4
- Jeff Schnarel, Precinct #7
- Gwen Armstrong, Precinct #8
- Robert Carter, Precinct #9
- Chloe Steinhagen, Precinct #10
- Bill Haynes, Precinct #11
- Brent Wilson, Precinct #12
- Lisa Koiner, Precinct #14
- Chris Watson, Precinct #15