Republican Party committee members endorse Rep. Burrows
At least 24 representatives of the the Lubbock County Republican Party Executive Committee members have endorsed Dustin Burrows as District 83's state representative.
In a statement, the committee said they sent Burrows to Austin six years ago to fight for lower taxes and conservative government and he delivered. The statement adds Burrows "led the legislature in passing meaningful property tax reform (HB 2) and was instrumental in securing a vet school for Texas Tech".
The filing period just started days ago. According to the Secretary of State's website, Burrows has not yet filed for re-election. There are still weeks to do so; the deadline for candidates to file for the March primary is December 9.
The statement from Brandon Helton lists these members with the statement:
Gary D. Smith
SD-28 State Republican
Charles “CJ” Hargrove
Almeida “Skeet” Workman
Chairman of The Committee to Endorse Representative Dustin Burrows
There was statewide interest in Burrows and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen's June meeting with political activist Michael Quinn Sullivan. At least, according to a poll, among the politically savvy. Many Texans were not aware it happened.
Sullivan released his recording of the meeting with Burrows and Bonnen. According to audio from The Texas Scorecard, Burrows said he wants this next session to be the worst for city and county governments. The recording also points to Burrows providing Sullivan a list of House Republicans to go after in the primaries.
In August Burrows resigned as chairman of the State Republican Caucus.