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Rep. Glenn Rogers faces three Republican opponents in redesigned North Texas district

Rep. Glenn Rogers (R-Graford) takes on three Republican challengers on primary day as he seeks a second term in a redesigned North Texas district. mike olcott, Lucas Turnerand Marshall kit are competing against Rogers for the GOP nomination in House District (HD) 60.

Rogers took over from former Rep. Mike Lang (R-Granbury). Rogers won his seat in a contentious runoff in 2020 after receiving approval from Governor Greg Abbott. He beat his opponent, Jon Francis, by 678 votes. This time, Rogers is facing voters without the advantage Governor’s support.

During the redistricting process, Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) was also included in the HD 60, but he is instead running to represent Senate District 10.

As presently constituted, HD 60 includes Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Eastland, Shackelford, Stephens, Palo Pinto and Hood counties. The district now includes Stephens, Palo Pinto and Parker counties.

This week, Texas candidates filed their final campaign finance reports ahead of primary day.

Rogers reported $191,650 in cash, $153,940 in expenses, $279,328 in contributions and $79,100 in outstanding loans.

In an analysis by political scientist Mark P. Jones, Rogers was ranked 54th in a ranking of Texas House members, from most conservative to least conservative voting record.

Olcott had more cash on hand, $253,027, but had considerably more campaign debt, reporting $300,000 in outstanding loans. He also reported $9,894 in campaign contributions and $168,554 in expenses.

A retired medical researcher, Olcott earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Kentucky.

Turner declared $3,083.60 in contributions and the same amount in cash. He also had expenses of $12,093, but no outstanding loans. Turner is a lawyer and also has 20 years of business experience.

Marshall has served as mayor of Aledo since 2006. Previously, she served on city council beginning in 2002. She did not file a report as of the most recent deadline.

Friday was the last day for early voting. Primary day is Tuesday, March 1.

A map of HD 60 can be found below.