Dr. Glenn Rogers

Dr. Glenn Rogers is a Palo Pinto County rancher, veterinarian and now Republican candidate for the Texas House District 60 seat.

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday gave his support for Dr. Glenn Rogers in the Texas House District 60 primary.

“Rural Texas needs strong rural leaders like Dr. Glenn Rogers to craft conservative policies that reduce the tax burden on property owners, encourage the creation of quality jobs, and prioritize our schools in order to provide a talented, local workforce,” said Perry, who more recently served as President Trump's Energy Secretary.

Rick Perry

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry most recently served as President Trump's Energy Secretary.

“I’ve known Glenn Rogers since my days serving as a state representative from the same area and this long, personal relationship gives me confidence in his ability to perform well for the people I proudly represented in the '80s,” Perry continued. “As a rancher and veterinarian, former local school board member, county Farm Bureau leader and an Aggie, Dr. Rogers embodies the rural values and work ethic this area needs in the Texas House. I am proud to endorse Dr. Glenn Rogers for State Representative.”

Rogers, whose family goes back five generations in Palo Pinto County, thanked Perry for his endorsement.

“I first met Governor Rick Perry when he was running for state representative in the district that included my home in Palo Pinto County in the late 1980s,” said Rogers. “I followed Rick’s career from state representative to Texas Agriculture Commissioner to the longest serving governor in the State of Texas to serving on President Trump’s Cabinet as Secretary of Energy. I am honored to have the endorsement and full support of Governor Rick Perry.”

Perry joins the Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND and Rural Friends of Electric Cooperatives in recently endorsing Dr. Rogers for the Texas House District 60 seat.

Rogers is running on the Republican party primary ballot against Jon Francis, Kellye SoRell and Christopher Perricone. The seat was vacated by two-term legislator Mike Lang. A candidate's forum is 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Holiday Hills Golf Club in Mineral Wells.

Early voting for Texas primary races begins February 18. Election day is March 3.

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