State Rep. Burrows announces re-election bid - FOX34 Lubbock

State Rep. Burrows announces re-election bid

LUBBOCK, Texas -

Lubbock State Representative Dustin Burrows has announced his re-election bid, with a Facebook post, days after resigning as chairman of the House Republican Caucus.

His post cites his crafting of the property tax relief law passed this session as well as securing funding to help establish the Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo and an investment in public education and local teachers.


Burrows has been in the statewide spotlight for weeks, for taking part in a meeting with House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Michael Quinn Sullivan of the conservative group Empower Texans. 

The Texas Rangers are investigating the June 12 meeting, in which Sullivan says Bonnen and Burrows named 10 House Republicans to target in next year's primaries. 

Burrows has not made any public comments since Sullivan's initial report July 25. He has not responded to FOX34's requests for comment since then. Bonnen said in a statement he has asked Burrows to stay quiet on the matter.

Burrows resigned as Caucus Chairman last week. The Lubbock County Republican Party calls Burrows a leader for conservative issues in our region, pointing to his work on the vet school. In a statement released last week, Lubbock County Republican Chairman Steve Evans reiterated his call for Sullivan to release his un-edited audio recording of the meeting, so the accusations can be addressed. 

Burrows was first elected in 2014. He is currently chair of the House Ways and Means Committee and member of the Committee on Elections.

Republican David Speer will challenge Burrows in the primary. Democrat Addison Perry-Franks has announced her campaign for District 83, as well.

The district runs from parts of Lubbock to the southwest to Seminole, and to the southeast to Colorado City.

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