We Recommend Lynn Stucky in the GOP Primary for Texas House District 64

Incumbent Lynn Stucky is the better choice over retired U.S Marine and pharmaceutical salesman Mark Roy in the Republican primary for state House District 64.Stucky won election to the Legislature two years ago from this district, which encompasses Denton and nearby cities. He was supported then by tea party activists, but this time faces a challenger, Roy, who is positioning himself to Stucky's right in the primary.A Sanger veterinarian, Stucky describes himself as "a conservative, Republican, Christian" and holds some positions that are more conservative than this newspaper would advocate. But Roy, who confesses multiple times in his questionnaire that he's unfamiliar with key state issues and says Texans should be able to carry guns without a permit, fails to make the case for why he'd be a superior legislator. During the last session, Stucky authored eight bills and got five passed, prompting "Capitol Inside" to name him the Most Valuable Freshman. Stucky, 59, is most proud of passing a bill into law that allowed the City of Denton to use hotel occupancy tax dollars for a variety of citywide initiatives. He agrees with this newspaper that the state must improve transportation and education; his previous experience on the Sanger school board is of value when it comes to school issues. Roy, 49, also of Sanger, has never held public office and declined to sit for an interview with the editorial board. The winner of this primary will face a major-party challenger in the general election.   Continue reading...

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