Earlier today, State Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock) endorsed conservative Mike Lang in his bid for Texas House District 60, further establishing Lang’s conservative bona fides and setting an optimistic precedent of cooperation between the two chambers for the two overlapping districts should Lang win the nomination.
“As a law enforcement officer, Mike Lang has been on the front lines and understand the importance of solving our illegal immigration crisis,” said Perry. “I need him in the House to join me in my fight against sanctuary cities.”
Texans for Fiscal Responsibility was proud to endorse Mike Lang back in September. As an elected constable, Lang is not afraid to put in the work for his constituents — before the legislative session had ended, Lang had already secured the support of an overwhelming majority of his district’s Republican Party precinct chairs against longtime malefactor Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland).
The race for HD 60 became an open seat earlier this year when Keffer announced he would not attempt to blight the legislature with a reelection bid. Unfortunately, his tainted legacy is not entirely removed from the HD 60 race — Lang’s opponent, Kevin Downing, is a former Keffer campaigner and donor from Granbury, and is likely to propose the same variety of big-spending, liberal policies his predecessor offered on behalf of the Austin establishment.
Sen. Perry, on the other hand, has been a consistent voice for conservative values in the Senate. His endorsement of Mike Lang marks not just a philosophical semblance between the two, but offers an atmosphere of effective, conservative representation for overlapped constituents — an opportunity that voters would be remiss to squander.