Rep. Kolkhorst announces for yet to be vacated Senate District 18

If Sen. Glenn Hegar loses his bid for State Comptroller, he won't be the only one dissappointed.  Rep. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) has announced that she will announce for the seat on Tuesday, Aug. 12th, reported the Fort Bend HeraldShould we call that a pre-announcement? Here's Kolkhorst's statement as reported by the Quorum Report:

"It is with a humble heart that I invite you to join me on Tuesday, August 12, when I'll make a public announcement of my plans to run for the Texas Senate. As you know, State Senator Glenn Hegar won the Republican nomination to be our next Texas Comptroller. When he wins the general election this fall, our state senate seat will be vacated and a special election will be called. After much prayer and consideration with my husband Jim and our two children Lois Kate and Jake, we decided the issues facing Texas are too big to ignore. That's why I plan to announce my intention to run for Senate District 18."

Kolkhorst is not the first to announce for the phantom seat.  As we reported in mid-July, Charles C. Gregory, former Mayor Pro-tem of the city of Simonton is already campaigning.  Kolhorst's announcement was no surprise; we had indicated her interest in the July post.

I guess we can be pretty sure that Hegar as at least two votes for State Comptroller.

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