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State Rep. Mike Lang reverses decision to not run for reelection

State Rep. Mike Lang reverses decision to not run for reelection
September 28
16:31 2019

State Rep. Mike Lang is running for reelection after all.

The Granbury Republican, who represents Breckenridge and Stephens County, announced Wednesday he would not seek another term and would instead run for Hood County commissioner. But on Friday evening, he told a crowd in the county that he had reversed his decision.

Lang serves as chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. He is up for a third term next year in House District 60, a solidly Republican district.

The day after Lang announced he would not run for reelection, Glenn Rogers, a Palo Pinto County rancher and veterinarian, announced he would seek the GOP nomination for the seat. It was not immediately clear if he would remain in the race with Lang running again.

Granbury attorney Kellye SoRelle was already running in the GOP primary before Lang’s Wednesday announcement.

, The Texas Tribune. Additional reporting by the Breckenridge Texan.

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Click here to read related article: State Rep. Mike Lang announces he won’t seek reelection

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Cutline, top photo: State Rep. Mike Lang (center) who announced on Wednesday he will not seek re-election, speaks with constituents during a town hall-style forum meeting at the TSTC Campus in Breckenridge on Sept. 26, 2018. During that forum Lang and Texas Sen. Charles Perry discussed their outlook on the upcoming legislative session. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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