Rep. Mike Lang. Image courtesy of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
State Rep. Mike Lang is doing the re-election hokey-pokey. On Wednesday, Sept. 25, Lang said he wasn’t going to go back to the State House.
In a statement sent out to media, Lang (R-Granbury) announced a decision to run for the Hood County Commissioners’ court. Lang, a two-term legislator, represents HD-60 — a ruby-red district just east of Abilene. He also serves as the chair of the House Freedom Caucus.
Lang said he was leaving the Capitol to replace Hood County Commissioner Bruce White, who also announced he wouldn’t be seeking re-election.
Lang’s decision prompted Glenn Rogers, a Palo Pinto County rancher and veterinarian, to announce his campaign for Texas’ lower chamber on Thursday.
Everything seemed all set for another round of Texas’ political musical chairs. However, on Friday night Lang told a crowd that he had decided to stay in the Lege.
It’s not clear if Rogers will stay in the race now that Lang has called take-backsies on his decision to run for re-election. Regardless of whether Rogers drops out, Lang is already facing a primary opponent in the form of Kellye SoRelle — a Granbury attorney.