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Phil King, Rick Perry, Glenn Rogers stop in Breckenridge for meet-and-greet

Phil King, Rick Perry, Glenn Rogers stop in Breckenridge for meet-and-greet
February 07
19:58 2022

By Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Texas Senate candidate Phil King, former Gov. Rick Perry and State Representative Glenn Rogers were in Breckenridge this afternoon, Monday, Feb. 7, on a campaign stop for King.

Stephens County Judge Michael Roach welcomed the crowd of about 40 people at Buckaroo Burgers. Then, Rogers, who is also running for re-election in Texas House of Representatives District 60, gave a brief introduction of King. Rogers was a first-time legislator at the beginning of 2021 and sat beside King in the Texas Capitol. “He was very helpful to me, a great mentor,” Rogers said.

King is the current State Representative for District 61 but is running for State Senate District 10 in the Republican Primary.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and State Rep. Glenn Rogers visit with Bill Davidson and Robert Jackson at a campaign stop in Breckenridge for Phil King, who is running for the Texas Senate. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Stephens County has been in Senate District 28 and is currently represented by Charles Perry. But, due to redistricting, Stephens County will be in the newly reconfigured Senate District 10, which will include Stephens, Shackelford, Palo Pinto, Callahan, Brown, Johnson and parts of Parker and Tarrant counties. In addition to King, Warren V. Norred has also filed to run in the Republican Primary, and Beverly Powell is running in the Democratic Primary.

King talked to the Breckenridge group about his background as a police officer, attorney and construction company owner before moving on to discuss some of the issues he finds most pressing, including the U.S.-Mexico border, illegal drugs and inflation. “I just want you to know that I am 100 percent confident that the perspective that you have on all these types of issues, that’s the same perspective I have,” he said.

After King spoke, Perry, who is also the former U.S. Secretary of Energy, talked to the group, offering his endorsement of King and Rogers.

Perry started off talking about when he was first campaigning for a seat in the House of Representatives in the 1980s and came to Breckenridge, meeting with Bill Black, Lester Clark and other leaders of the community. “Breckenridge became a very dear place to me, partly because of the the men and women that I met and who became great supporters of mine,” Perry said.

Perry grew up in the small community of Paint Creek in Haskell County, where his dad was a County Commissioner for 28 years. “I understand to my core that the foundation of the state is in these rural communities, these cities like Breckenridge, Texas, where the values that were passed down from the Bill Blacks and the Lester Clarks and the Mr. Waltons and the Mr. Romingers, to their children and to their children, now, are really what made Texas unique,” he said.

“…That’s why Texans are what we are, because we are a unique place,” Perry continued. “It doesn’t make any difference where you came from, what the sound your last name is, you’re given the opportunity to succeed because we haven’t over-taxed, over-regulated, over-litigated, and we have a skilled workforce. We have accountable public schools. These two guys will go to Austin, Texas, stay focused on those values, and our children and our grandchildren’s future will be better because of it. And I hope my years of working for you are still…I hope you’ll still take my advice that these two individuals are extraordinary.”

The Republican and Democratic primary elections are scheduled for March 1. Early voting will be held Feb. 14-25. Click here for a previous Breckenridge Texan article about the upcoming election.

Former Texas Gov. and former U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry talked to the small crowd gathered at Buckaroo Burgers Monday afternoon, Feb. 7, about the first time he came to Breckenridge as a candidate for the Texas House of Representatives in the 1980s. He talked about the importance of small Texas communities and offered his endorsement of Senate candidate Phil King and Rep. Glenn Rogers. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Texas State Rep. Phil King visits with Breckenridge community members at Buckaroo Burgers on Monday afternoon as he campaigned for a seat on the Texas Senate. Accompanying King were former Gov. Rick Perry and State Rep. Glenn Rogers. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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