At tonight’s GOP political forum in Eastland, 3 of the 4 House District 60 candidates were in attendance. Jon Francis, Christopher Perricone, and Kellye SoRelle participated in the forum. Glenn Rogers, although originally slated to be part of the forum, released the following statement to explain why he changed his plans:
MINERAL WELLS, TX – Dr. Glenn Rogers, candidate for the Texas House District 60 seat, announced today that he will not be participating in tonight’s Eastland County candidate forum.
“It was brought to my attention moments ago that Fran Rhodes is the moderator for tonight’s candidate forum in Eastland,” said Rogers. “Ms. Rhodes is a contributor to Texas Scorecard, an online website that just this week published a misleading political hit piece about me and my position on two important issues.”
“Furthermore, Texas Scorecard is the online presence of Empower Texans, an extremist group that has received millions of dollars from the Wilks family,” continued Rogers. “My opponent, Jon Francis – son-in-law of Farris and JoAnn Wilks – has already been endorsed by Texas Scorecard.”
“Having Ms. Rhodes serve as moderator of this event shows that not only will the event be biased in favor of my opponent, it shows that the Wilks family will do anything to tilt this election in their favor. This is unfair to not only me and the other candidates in the race, but it is unfair to the people of Eastland County and District 60,” said Rogers.