Dallas County Commissioner candidate J.J. Koch picked up an endorsement from one of the most conservative members of the Texas Legislature.

Koch announced today that State Sen. Don Huffines (R–Dallas) endorsed his campaign in the Republican primary runoff for County Commissioner District 2.

“I am excited to endorse J.J. Koch for Dallas County Commissioners Court,” says Huffines:

“He is a hard-working conservative who has the breadth of knowledge and experience to be great on the commissioner’s court. In addition, he’s a great asset to the conservative movement. Young leaders like him will help grow our party here in Dallas with their energy, honesty, and commitment to do right by the people and taxpayers of Dallas County.” 

Koch was the first-place finisher in the March primary. He received 43 percent of the vote in the three-way Republican race to replace Mike Cantrell, the lone Republican on Dallas County Commissioners Court, who did not seek re-election.

“I’m honored to have the support of Senator Don Huffines,” Koch told Texas Scorecard. “I look forward to working with him in his efforts to cap local tax increases and to ensure election integrity in Dallas County.”

Koch is also endorsed by Texans For Fiscal Responsibility.

Koch, an attorney and former Dallas County prosecutor, will face retired judge Vic Cunningham in the Republican runoff.

Early voting in the May 22 primary runoff takes place May 14–18.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.