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Glenn Rogers Wins Re-Election

Glenn Rogers Wins Re-Election
May 24
22:34 2022

Palo Pinto County resident Glen Rogers was able to win re-election as State Representative for House District 60 in a fairly tight, somewhat dirty race.

Polls show Representative Rogers won the race with 9,261 votes to Mike Olcot’s 8,509.

Rogers failed to win the required 50% majority in the March election and was forced into the May run-off with Olcott.

Early voting numbers in Palo Pinto County and Stephens County showed more than 70% of voters were in favor of Rogers. Parker County was a trouble spot for his campaign in the primary and also again in last night’s run-offs.

Rogers carried Palo Pinto and Stephens County in the March election, but stumbled in Parker County which triggered the run-off.

As polls closed on May 24, Roger’s supporters gathered at a watch party in Mineral Wells at Rickhouse Brewery eagerly awaiting numbers for Parker County.

Glen Rogers campaign watch party
at Rickhouse Brewery

Just after 10pm, it was finally reported that in Parker County, Olcott received 7,383 votes to Rogers 6,259. Rogers won the race by a narrow 750 votes.

Downtown developers have been huge Rogers supporters from the beginning of his campaign. The support was evident by the large campaign signs hanging from the Baker Hotel, construction cranes hoisted in the air, and all along the downtown corridor.

A campaign sign for Glen Rogers drapes The Baker Hotel

“We really needed him to win again,” said downtown developer Randy Nix. “He lives here. He is putting Palo Pinto County on the map. His presence in Austin is important for the community. We have never had that local representation before.”

Glenn Rogers with his family at Shep’s in Weatherford after his re-election win

Nix says Rogers sits on several important legislative committees, including the House Committees on Transportation and knows its super important to have that inside contact as the rebirth of Mineral Wells continues and growth in Palo Pinto County expands.

Other Local Races

In the Palo Pinto County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace race, incumbent Jason Rhea Sheehy was re-elected. He beat opponent Johnny McKee Jr 56% to 44%.

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